13 September 2010

Dr. Watkins, I presume

I really like my doctor. She is so kind and supportive that I can almost overlook the annoying fact that she is thin and pretty in a Halle Berry kind of way.  So, when she proclaimed today that I made her day - and possibly her entire week, I was like a little kid who had pleased her mother. (Well, I assume I was, I never experienced that feeling myself - but I see it in my sister all of the time).

According to her records, I've lost 35 lbs in 3 1/2 months. She is extremely pleased with my current approach to health and apparently, so is my body!  My blood pressure was great the first (and only) time they checked it today! Normally, it is pretty high when they first check it, as a result of anxiety, and they take it again as I'm leaving and it's normal. And when she asked, I realized that I did not even take my anti-anxiety meds last night! So anxiety is down, BP is down and the thyroid is in the normal range.

My assignments for the next two months are to (1) keep up with my current eating and activity habits, (2) win at a foot race across our front lawn against my daughter, and (3) lose 20 or more pounds. She had talked about visiting with me again near my birthday in December, but agreed to checking in just before Thanksgiving instead. She seems genuinely happy and excited about this. She thanked me for making her job easier and for not making her come see me in the cardiac ward of the local hospital. So, we have our date Nov 15 and I will try to live down to her expectations. Maybe by then I'll be able to fit into the workout clothes Allan is sending!  Now I need to win a free sports bra or 2 or get a raise in my allowance!

Thanks everyone for your continued support. This 'flip floppin lunatic' loves the lot of ya!  MWAAAH!

16 comments:

  1. Good for you!!!! Keep it up Lanie:)

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  2. Wow that is wonderful. You are doing so great. Send me an email with what size sport bra you need. I had several given to me that have never been worn and I would love for some one to use them..

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  3. Congrats! What you're doing really is working on so many levels, and it just proves that weight loss directly affects our health. Keep it up!

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  4. Isn't it nice to go to the doctor and for them NOT to tell you that you need to lose weight??

    Great job-keep it up!!!

    Polar's Mom
    www.polarspage.blogspot.com

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  5. YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!!!!!!:)

    Way to go! :)

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  6. Wow, Lanie! That's just awesome! You can totally do 20 lbs. Keep up the fantastic work!

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  7. Fantastic post! We all are by taking care of ourselves (finally!). Good for you. I think the check in before the holiday will be a great incentive. Love the fact that your doc said you made her job easier. You have. But, best of all, you are making your own life easier. Go get 'em!!

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  8. Debating is a good thing, not flip-floppy or crazy. Oh well, we are all here to support each other, and that's a good thing. I was really pleased to hear about your blood pressure. That is such an important thing. Nice that your doctor was pleased and gave you a pat on the back...free for her...meant the world to you...pat, pat, Lanie. Keep it up!

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  9. Thank you for your comment on my blog. I hope you don't mind if I add you as one of my favorite blogs. Good luck on your weight loss.

    http://nevertheskinnygirl.blogspot.com

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  10. Smiles all around for you & your lost 35 lbs in 3 1/2 months!

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  11. Congrats on your weight loss. You are doing great.

    I like the pages at the top of your blog. I knew you could do it. :D

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  12. I'm very happy for you. Great job!

    You're super lucky to have such a supportive doctor. Some of them are just so miserable eh.

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  13. That is so cool. I have been seeing some results at the doctors office as well. My main goal is to lose enough weight to get off my CPAP machine.

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  14. Wow, I am so proud of you, Lanie!!! And so inspired! Your hard work is really paying off. MAJOR congratulations to you!

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  15. Woo hoo! What an awesome bill of health! :)

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