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New job means a new doctor and new insurance. I decided to schedule a physical because I have some nasty stuff in my family history -- mostly heart disease and diabetes.
As I feared, my weight on the scale wasn't pretty. I think it's past time to start doing something about the weight, especially considering the family tree. I brought up the weight issue and was happy with how she handled it. I said I wanted to lose 15 or 20 pounds. She said that would be terrific but that more importantly, she was concerned that I get some exercise on a more regular basis. Overall it was a good visit. I got a tetanus shot in my right arm and my left arm hurts where they took some blood to check glucose, iron, and cholesterol. It was nice that the lab was in an adjoining office.
All of my concern for my health only increased when I got out on the road. If anyone out there is considering taking a job that would require them to commute 45 minutes or more, I'd definitely advise against it, especially if you live in the snow belt. On a good day, you are rushing out the door in the morning and staggering in the door at night. But on a day like today, your commute time doubles and you wonder if you're going to make it at all. Somewhere in this schedule, though, I'm going to have to make time for workouts. The lunch hour seems like a logical place, but I hate to add more rushing into the middle of my day too.
I'm not looking for advice (everyone seems to have some) but just talking out loud. I know I need to make the time. I'm just feeling a little crabby tonight.