Monday, July 16, 2007

Will Wonders Never Cease????

I had a doctor's appointment today.
After the usual peeing in the cup and height measurement it came time for the scale.
And the number wasn't bad. Not bad at all.
And then it happened. My doctor reviewed my chart, looked at my weight, did a double take, reviewed my previous weights and then turned to me and said:
"That's a phenomenal weight. I'm impressed."
No comment on dropping a few more. No suggestion about further dieting. Her only comment was to keep doing what I'm doing.
Okay ... so unfortunately I am not cured, and I can't start eating fast food every day. But, I do have an urge to go celebrate over a Big Mac.
Anyone interested?
Actually, I have to admit that I really was just encouraged to go home and eat salad or something. The rest of the weight I want to lose is for vanity, and I may as well admit that I'm somewhat vain.
The only weird thing about the appointment is that I have high blood pressure, and it makes no sense to anyone since it's higher than when I was heavier, drinking more coffee and eating crap. The irony is that on Wednesday I'm taking part in The Big Bike For Heart and Stroke at work. At least I'm raising money for an organization that may end up solving this bizarre problem.
(don't worry - I'm not about to keel over)


Multi-tasking Mommy said...

Wow! You've cut coffee too?! You go girl....I must admit, that's one thing I have a hard time cutting out. What was the reasoning, if I can ask?

AndreAnna said...

I'm the same way - At 320 lbs, I was fine. Now, 120 lbs less, I am on medication for sugar control and high blood pressure. Go figure.

And great job!!

LoriD said...

I find vanity to be an excellent motivator! Weird about the BP. A friend of mine once told me that she always had high BP, until she started going to the Dr at a different time of day (less traffic). Magically, her BP became normal. :-)

Anonymous said...

Good for you, chickie-pie! Don't keel over, please! xoxo

Teena said...

That's awesome! Congrats!

ali said...

that's amazing. good for you.

janet said...

that is awesome! And I can totally understand the perverse desire to celebrate weight loss with a Big Mac :)