Dr Visit Not So Good
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Yesterday was my 6 month check up. My A1c went in the right direction but most of the other #s went the wrong direction, including weight. STRESS.
Dr finally convinced me to temporarily take a statin to try to reduce my cholesterol levels. He said mom's leaky valves could be due to high cholesterol levels and mine has been high since I first had it checked when I was 30. He did give me the lowest dose of the mildest one to minimize the risk of side effects and said when I lose the weight I could get off it. (I intend to hold him to it) MORE MOTIVATION TO LOSE THE WEIGHT ASAP! Next appointment will be in 3 months instead of 6.
I need to start tracking trends more regularly so I can analyze what's actually working and what's not. I haven't been able to do this since I rejoined the workforce almost 3 years ago.(when I stopped losing weight)
I think it's time to invest in a new charger for my Surface so I can use it MORE easily and restart all my old spreadsheet charts comparing calories in and out and tracking deliberate walking and weight training so I can see progress on one or 2 pages not shifting from page to page constantly like I have to on the spark and fitbit apps.
So last night we had a HUGE Greek salad for dinner, heavy on the veggies with a bit of feta and no dressing. Of course since it was only the second meal of the day for me I added dessert afterwards. (I did manage to stay in my calorie range) I have to work on eating veggies / drinking lower calorie fluids more regularly again and avoiding sweets more.
Goals for next visit-
1. Lose 5 to 10#
2. Track everything more consistently
3. Eat more veggies
4. #s down across the board
Well it's time to get ready for work again.
Hope you have a great day!