Yearly Female Checkup
Friday, September 24, 2010
This is the first, and probably only time, I will come out of the gynecologists office with a chuckle. Let me explain. Last year, I started doing the calorie counting thing on top of the exercise that I was already good at around December 1st in response to one of our 5% challenges. (We try to loose 5% of our body weight over an 8 week period and have some friendly competition between teams.) That is when I started loosing weight. Since I last saw my gynecologist I have lost about 42 pounds according to their scale.
When I got there, they showed me to the exam room and had my drop off my stuff and take off my shoes and hop on the scale. The nurse walked back to the room with me behind and she asked if I wanted to pee. I said yes and started to head that way and then she commented on how much I had lost, when she wrote it down. When I got back, I think, she asked if I did it on purpose. My response was... something like uhhh, yeah. (Certainly not by accident or little work!) She weighed me again and I was a half pound less, which she wrote down. (139.8, I think.)
When the doctor came in, we had a similar discussion. You lost a lot of weight, was it on purpose? It seems they were worried about unexplained weight loss meaning diabetes in my case. (I had gestational diabetes, IE diabetes when you are pregnant.) But the response of was it on purpose was just hillarious to me. I had to chuckle on my way out.
When I get to my goal weight, 130, I want to recheck my cholesterol and see if it is better. My hope is that it is, my expectation is that it won't be much better, as my doctor says and it seems confirmed now by more recent family history, that it is primarily genetic for me.