#170: Preparing for a Stress Test is Stressful
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
My road to weigh loss has been rocky. In the first 15 days on SparkPeople I lost 10 pounds, then gained it back, lost some more, gained more back, like a bouncing ball.
Last week I was referred to an endocrinologist because blood sugars and triglycerides are out of control and the weight keeps climbing, no matter what I do.
Because of back and feet injuries, I'm very limited in the amount of aerobics I can do and there is not a pool available for water exercises so I'm sure that has contributed to the weight fluctuations.
As a result, I am scheduled for a stress test tomorrow to, I hope, rule out any potential heart problems. No caffeine or chocolate or colas of any kind for 24 hours before.
That's enough to stress out anyone.
But I am keeping a positive attitude and hope to get back to writing messages that try to inspire and encourage.
Until then, if I worry all night might I ace the test tomorrow?