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Dr. appointment

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

So I had my appointment for my physical yesterday. As usually I won't know the results of certain poking and prodding that gets done to women until about a week from now. emoticon Everything else though looked ok.

We discussed my blood test results and I think she showed the appropriate amount of concern over my cholesterol reading as I was hoping. Concern but not flipping out LOL. I think I mentioned my total came back at 202 and she said exactly what I had read about online. For the most part its just borderline high, the LDL is high and with my family history and heart problems there I need to take steps to work on that. In the summer she wants me to get another blood test done and in that one she is going to look into a few other cholesterol related things.

We discussed my weight which is always an ongoing discussion between us. She asked what I was doing in regards to weight loss and I told her. She had heard of Sparkpeople before. I told her I'm taking it steps at a time. I use the app on my phone to keep track of my exercise and how many calories I'm burning that way. I'm working on cleaning up my diet but of course there are days where that is easier than others. She told me maybe I should consider seeing a nutritionist to help me sort things out.

The only thing I found unsure of that she said...and I do partly agree with her...is that diet is the bulk of what I want to change. She said exercise isn't going to get me to loose weight. I do agree that exercise alone probably won't. I mean we are always told to change its 80% diet right?

She also said that calorie counting is the easiest way to go and I would of course loose on a 1200 calorie a day diet...which sounds a little low to me. I usually aim for 1500 since I estimate that I eat well over 2000 a day on days when I wasn't watching at all.

I mentioned that when I calorie count I do strive for quality of food over junk. She told me that really doesn't matter which really surprised me. At the end of the day it comes down to burning off more than you are putting in. www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/
That was the article/guy she mentioned to me. Not that I plan on going on the ho ho diet but it is interesting at least.

So not bad of a visit. I don't plan on stopping exercise though, which she of course agrees, it overall helps you feel better. Of course as with anything I need to work on my diet aspect. She said it sounds like I have a good idea of what I need to do but its never easy to totally change.
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    Can I suggest you try out the book 'the eat clean diet" -- learning that DIET (not exercise) was 80% of the battle really surprised me. The book is so fun, colorful, with lots of pictures, and gives you a little lesson on nutrition. I am reading through it right now and love it. I really hope to try and incorporate a lot of the principles into my diet. Good luck!!
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