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The last 6 weeks

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

During the last 6 weeks, I have been making changes. To be honest, my journey has had a lot of stops and starts and as frustrating as that is, that's okay. There's no giving up. Just getting back up and trying again! The first change I made was significantly reducing wheat. It is not something I recommend for everyone unless it makes you feel sick. I can't breathe well when I eat it or I just don't feel well overall. The second change was steering clear of soda. I also added more greens to my diet. Kale or romaine lettuce is good for salads. After making the changes, I had a doctor's appointment. I saw this doctor last month and he was great but the appointment went sour in a heartbeat. First, allow me to start with how my healthy changes are paying off. I lost 6 ponds. That is one lb per week. Not too bad! Slow and steady wins the race! My blood pressure improved. No longer in need of blood pressure meds. Cholesterol improved. It was high before. Now it's "pretty good." No diabetes. On top of that, my thyroid labs are excellent. That doesn't necessarily mean I always feel well though. So, you see, I was excited about the fact that my hard work is paying off. I thought the appointment would go more smoothly. The doctor grilled me about my eating habits. "Oh, you're not eating wheat? What about a lot of white bread?" Nope. "What vegetables do you eat?" I'm guessing he thought potatoes but no. Well, once in a while, but give me a break! "What about carbs"? "What about fiber?" He didn't believe me about anything. It's only been a month and a half. There's only so much that could be done in that time frame. I was trying to explain a medical concern, but he was so focused on telling me that I'm just so fat and need to change. He stated that lot of people need to be reminded. My response was I don't need to be reminded. I am aware that I have a lot of weight to lose. I don't deny that having extra weight is not good. Not all problems are necessarily associated with weight though. Sometimes, I get muscle aches and feel sort of like I have the flu. Quite a few people with thyroid issues have the same issue. It doesn't matter if a doctor says "lose weight" but I could have done without the 15 minute lecture. I arrived at 2:45 and was seen at 5:10. My appointment was at 3:20. It was 107 degrees outside. There was no need to waste gas money or time. The worst part was the doctor and his director were mocking me. They were making fun of the fact that I take my dogs for walks instead of walking with friends. They don't know and honestly, it's none of their business. Time for a new doctor! Despite all of that, I'm still proud of making changes. There was pizza here yesterday for my sister's birthday. Skipped it for something healthier. Now, just to stick to it! Another positive is that I was able to see a friend from high school. We've been talking and keeping in touch. We talked for over 3 hours the other night. The other people who left, I'm glad they did. I feel so much more at peace. That's when it's easier to take care of yourself. When you're at peace with who you are and your surroundings. Hope you all are doing well. I am looking forward to reading your blogs. ;)
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    Yes, the doctor needs to go. 1 pound a week is 52 pounds a year!
    1498 days ago
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    Thanks for sharing
    1500 days ago
    Definitely change Dr. Your doing great
    1500 days ago
    I wish you continued peace and syccess.
    1500 days ago
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