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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.
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    Congrats on your "on purpose" weight loss! emoticon That had to be a great feeling! Good for you!!!
    3430 days ago
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    emoticon to your weight loss. Funny that you mention after you pee'd you weight .5lb less. I did that one morning and weighted 1lb less. Who knew it took up that much weight!
    Susan emoticon
    3434 days ago
    Congratulations, on your weight lost, and on your great visit to your doctor, they probably rarely see that amount of weight lost, in a year, for their patients, so feel very good about making their day.

    Onward & Downward
    3435 days ago
    Isn't it great not to be afraid to step on the scales in the doctor's office? I think I'd rather have them ask me if my weight loss was "on purpose" rather than telling me that I really need to drop XX pounds.
    3435 days ago
    Doctor visits are rarely fun, so if you left chuckling, well done! Weight loss can seem so slow one pound at a time, but when viewed from a year of hard work, it really adds up. Congratulations! And I hope you prove the docs wrong and can lower your cholesterol with diet and exercise!

    Dee, emoticon
    3435 days ago
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