Friday, February 25, 2011

Doctor appointment =bad news

I had some blood drawn on Saturday for a long list of tests. I had an appointment yesterday to go over all of those results.
Wow! Well, I wasn't that taken aback. I really haven't been taking care of myself the way I should.
So here is the breakdown... My Cholesterol and Triglycerides are high so I have to start on meds for that. My calcium and vitamin D are low so I have to start taking a multivitamin and extra vitamin D. My HbA1C (tests sugar levels long term) is at 5.8. At 5.9 they consider you diabetic.
So the doc has ordered me to cut out all refined carbs.
Wow! That is like 90% of my diet. No wonder I am overweight with high cholesterol!!
She wants to see me in one month to check on my progress in weight loss and also my blood pressure to make sure the increased dose is working. So I really need the encouragement to get on this. I plan to wright down everything I eat/drink and also exercise and then keep track of that. I really need to loose this weight.
My waist is at 47 " and I eventually want it to be down to 35 or less. That is the healthy number.
I weighed myself this morning and I was 209. I eventually want to be down to 135.
I will keep you all updated.


  1. It's been about a month since your doctor appointment. How are you doing with your goals?

  2. I am not doing great. I haven't lost any weight. I havent been eating mostly carbs. Now that the weather is nice I plan on going for daily walks. :)