Wednesday, December 10, 2008

NSV...

I should have known the doctor wouldn't notice my weight loss because it's been over 2 years since I've seen her. It's been so long that she didn't even remember that she had seen me before at all. You see, she and her husband are in practice together and she had to take a leave of absence for family reasons and I only saw her once. So, very subtly I asked her what my weight was the last time I was there and she about freaked out. Being a doctor she immediately asked if the weight loss was intentional. Then she started singing my praises. Later on when the med student (and he was a real hotty too) was drawing my blood he continued to gush and told me that I had just added many years to my life. He has such a wonderful bedside manner, :sigh: but he's young enough to me my grandson.

The best part of the visit was weighing on official scales instead of home scales. My weight was 182.5 with all my clothes on. (Durn, they wouldn't let me strip to weigh in there in the hallway of the practice.) I had on heavy jeans and a sweater, so I'm a thinkin' that I could probably knock off a pound or two to get my home weight since I do that in my undies. You know what that means? It means that my maintenance is working!!! I haven't counted calories or anything in quite some time and have just been eating the way I have learned to do over the past year and a half. It means that I have learned a new life style of healthy eating! It means that my persistence is paying off! It means that I'm a new person! It means that I love myself!

I did get a wee nap in before the phone rang. I didn't turn it off because I was expecting a call and figured that the call would keep me from sleeping too long which would keep me up to all hours. Don't know what has happened to me but I'm not a night owl any more. Yes, I think I do know what has happened to me. It's this durn time change and the darkness that comes so early. About an hour after dark I start getting sleepy. Oh, well, this is getting me up earlier so that's all right too.

Talked to both my girls yesterday evening and after talking to Cara I was in the mood to put Richard Simmons into the DVD. I only did about 20 minutes this time but at least there was some extra movement in my day. I have to print a retraction or correction or whatever you want to call it. I blogged the first time I did the DVD that my heart rate was 270 and that is wrong. I didn't look closely at the timer on the screen and he was counting off 10 seconds. I'm used to counting off 6 seconds and just adding a zero to the number. So if I do it the way he did it my heart rate was really 162. That sounds more like it.

Have a great hump day!

5 comments:

Sparky said...

It must have felt great to get kudos from the doctor. Mine tells me that I need to exercise and eat less (I don't bother to tell him that I already excercise because obviously all he sees is the extra fat on me). Helloo!!! :) Kind of deflating really but I soldier on! :)

JC said...

I love the line. "I love myself"!!! I'm so proud of you for loving yourself. You now know you are worth the effort it takes to maintain or lose if you choose. GREAT POST!!! Way to go girlfriend!

Candace MacPherson said...

What a wonderful NSV. You ought to be very proud of yourself.

Cammy said...

Good for you on the dancing! I thought you were just joking around with the 270 thing. :) (It sure feels like 270 when you're tired, doesn't it?)

Glad your doctor (and jr. doctor) heaped praises upon your pretty head. You deserve them!

SeaShore said...

Congratulations for having maintained via lifestyle change!