Doctors visit

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

So I saw the doctor today. I am having incredible hot flashes on my neck and headaches. I can not sleep through the night because I am so hot. I also feel sick to my stomach after I finish eating. I have to fast and go back for some blood work tomorrow and he started me on some medicine. My blood pressure has been a little on the high side and he said the combination of my weight, salt intake and stress are not a good combination. I also have gained back the weight I lost emoticon. I thought that was the case but actually seein it was very sad to say the least. It also is going to be a good turn around time. IT was an in my face reminder. I am meeting with a dietician so I at least have accountability. I seem to need that or I let myself slide. He also told me to think about the lap band. I think I am going to give myself 6 months to work a large amount off myself and then take it from there. I need to stop being an emotional eater again and turn back to exercise. So here we go...............starting at first base again!!!
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    Thanks everyone for the omments and support. I really appreciate it!! emoticon
    4112 days ago
    They are all correct about the exercise, and so are you. When life is so stressfule, especially when you have to make such a huge life decision like your family is facing, depression can sneak in and everything else snow-balls. Increasing your endorphins is one sure way to attack it. But if it's not working for you, ask your doctor about meds that can help you temporarily cope with the stress so you are able to function enough to get your healthy lifestyle back. This may make the decision about surgery easier. Remember we are here for you, no matter how many miles away we are!
    4114 days ago
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    I am sorry to hear the not so good news about your doctor's visit. But the great news is that you are young and can make changes for the better since you have two boys to help raise.
    One of my friends had the lap band and swears by it as helping her so much. But each person needs to make their own choices about a surgery.
    I am glad you have some accoutability to with checking with a dietician. I think we'd all be better if we had to report in to a real person.
    Best wishes as you make some needed changes!
    4114 days ago
    Wow, you are dealing with a lot! Exercise instead of eating is usually a good thing when you are dealing with emotional stuff. I like to grab my dogs and head out for a good walk when I'm feeling stressed. Much success to you on reaching your goals!
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    Exercise is a good place to start and a lifelong commitment. I have been exercising most of my life. I wouldn't be without it. I wish my diet were doing just as well. But I have come a long way and so can you. Just continue to make gradual changes and they too will become lifelong commitments.
    4114 days ago
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