Friday, September 27, 2013

Doctor visit update...

Well, it's been 2 weeks since I first saw the doctor and talked about some of the results there.
Since then, I've had my blood drawn and I received the results and then yesterday,
went back to the doctor to follow-up.  I was mostly interested in my weight and my high blood
pressure situation.  I was also concerned about my bad cholesterol levels that were revealed
in the blood test.

So the good news is this - Since the other appointment two weeks ago, I've lost 4 pounds!
That's very exciting for me.  And then at my last appointment, the best we could get my blood pressure down to was 141/92 and at this appointment it was 125/81 and I'm sure that was even a little high for that moment 'cause I was getting myself all worked up over it. haha!
As for the cholesterol, the doctor said that it's high, but since I have shown signs that I have been
serious about diet and exercise, she'd wait three months for another blood test and see where I am
at that point. Needless to say, I was super happy when I left the doctor's office.

I will be starting a new job on Monday.  It's a seasonal job and only lasts until sometime in December, but I am really looking forward to it!
However, I realize that I am going to have to adjust my schedule for exercising and really plan out my meals so that I am not tempted to go without eating during the day altogether.  Yes, I am bad at that.  I won't be tempted to eat something bad as much as I would be willing to go without.  An intermittent fast wouldn't be too bad, but I need to keep my metabolism up!  So, I am sure this weekend will be filled with planning for this!

If you know anything about me, you know I don't like to be in pictures unless I can pre-approve them.
I rarely take "selfies" 'cause first of all, I just don't know how to do it without cropping out half of my head or dropping my phone, *sigh* and second of all - I can never get myself to do a natural smile.  I always look like "deer in the headlights" and heaven help me if I ever tried to do the classic "duck lips or sultry swag" look. Puh-lease.   BUT, remember when I was having that 'not so great' day?  Remember I was going to go shower and put on some makeup and push through?  Well, I did and I thought I'd try to take a picture to show you that I was still smiling. Nevermind the meltdown I had later in the day, but that's for another post.
This is what I got.  I know. The quality is not great.  I don't have an iPhone or anything fancy - but hey - you get three angles of me. Lucky you! I ended up cracking myself up, so at least one of the smiles is the real deal!
Are you good at taking selfies? How do you feel about being in pictures or having your picture taken?
 Leave me a comment and share!

1 comment:

  1. OOo I love the middle picture! You're so beautiful sis and I am thrilled that you are working on your health. Your kids and you sis needs to have you around for a long time!


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