Friday, October 5, 2007

Dr. Visit

Well, today was my annual exam that I mentioned in my last entry. I had apprehension about being drilled about my weight. But, I followed the advice of Angie, I believe, to be the first one to bring it up... talk about the changes I've made & mention the weight that I'd lost. When I stepped on the scale at the doc's office, I was 20 pounds less than when I stepped on it in May at the doc's. I expressed my excitement to the nurse, and she made note of it on my paper.... then the doctor noted it! She commended me for my efforts and said that slow & steady was the way to go, that it didn't all get put on overnight & it wasn't going to go away overnight. I like this woman!

The only thing weight-related she said wasn't really directed at me to lose weight, but more just in conversation about the HPV shot Gardisil, she mentioned how it reduces the risk of cervical cancer, then she said "And losing weight will also reduce your risk". That's the only time she addressed losing weight at all.

After the appointment, I had a rough afternoon, emotions-wise. I was just overwhelmed with some stuff, and was feeling very emotional. I feel so proud of myself though, I didn't turn to food at all. I didn't even THINK about turning to it! I got out of the house & went to the book store to browse. I did get a 3-point drink from Starbucks, but I got it because I was thirsty & I wanted a treat, not because I thought it would make me feel better.

Tomorrow is Mike & my 1-year anniversary. We'll be going to dinner at my favorite mexican restaurant. I know what I'm getting all ready, so as long as I stick to my plan, I should be fine, points-wise! Hope everyone has a good weekend!


Chubby Chick said...

I'm glad your apppointment went well!

Sorry about the stressful afternoon though! But good for you for not turning to food! That is a MAJOR accomplishment!

I hope you guys have a great anniversary! :)

Dee said...

Well done! Pleased your appointment was stress-free.

And good for you for not turning to food when you felt emotional. I still have issues with that.

Enjoy your anniversary!!

Once Upon A Dieter said...

My two fave food types are Mexican and Italian. So, have something really special and enjoy it at the Mexican place.

And: Happy ANNIVERSARY!!!!

Congrats on the loss, and I'm glad you got to have people at the doctor's office give you props for it.

I want my next doctor visit to show 15 pounds down....gotta work on it. :)

The Princess

*ccc* said...

Happy Anniversary, lady! And I'm glad your appointment went well...your approach--about addressing your weight first--is the best way to go about it. I did the same at My Most Embarrassing Half Hour of the Year a few weeks ago ;)

Heather said...

glad it went well and you were commended on your weight loss! also great job on being emotional but not turning to food.