Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Wednesday weigh-in: Succeeding 60%

A small gain (0.6). I wasn't expecting a loss this week, but I'm proud of myself for hanging in there and still tracking 60% rather than giving up 100%. This has been a hard week. My lack of sleep is not helping.  I'm going to commit to going to bed tonight at 10 p.m. rather than futzing around on Facebook until almost 11 like last night. 

Oddly enough, since I've been focused on other people's health lately, I had two doctor's appointments in the last two days: My general practitioner and my endocrinologist. I'm going to fast tonight and do my labs for both appointments in the morning.  

My GP is sending me for a stress test since I have heart disease in my family, just as a precaution. I will be doing a treadmill test. I am expecting them to find nothing but it will make me feel better to be sure.

My endocrinologist was happy that my weight was down a little since my last visit. He said "Stay thin and fit." I said I was halfway there, and he said, "I guess my version of thin is more generous than most people." Later I realized that as an endocrinologist, he probably mostly sees diabetics, so I am probably a relatively easy case for him. Visiting him made me feel better. My thyroid has shrunk to the point where he can no longer feel it when he feels my neck, which is great as it was very enlarged before.

I'll know a little more after I get my labs back later in the week. I need to get that stress test scheduled too. I might wait until after Mackinac -- I would like to feel a little less stressed before I do it!

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