HCB's Journal, 19 October 2012

Today I feel vindicated and proud of myself. I had my annual doctor physical with the same doctor I saw last Fall who essentially shamed me about my obesity.

Of course, he was right and I now can give him some credit for the "slap."

He appeared humbled by my weight loss - he actually looked shocked! I suspect he has many patients who never listen to a damned thing he suggests so I am the exception. I told him he was the catalyst, but I did ALL the work myself, thank-you very much.

We did a full blood panel although I probably didn't need it. He said,"Wow, I just have to see all your numbers now after this significant change."

SO, last year when I left his office I was so discouraged I went to McDonald's - this year, I went to a favorite store and bought myself two new silky scarves which I will wear as my personal reminders of the day!

Happy Dancing and burning some calories!

Still grateful for:

- The people I love who love me back!
- The good health of my loved ones
- My FS Buddies who support and encourage me to continue
- "Butt-kicking" myself to a smaller size today
- My DH - who is my greatest "cheerleader"
- My Bengal cat companions named Bodhi and Ravi
- My work - which has meaning and worth to other human beings
- My connection to the Mother Earth and its entire splendor
- My physical health
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Diet Calendar Entries for 19 October 2012:
1020 kcal Fat: 29.34g | Prot: 81.49g | Carb: 122.56g.   Breakfast: BabyBel light, cooking spray, Eggland's Best large egg, Egg White, water, olive oil, Mushrooms, raw red bell peppers, yellow onion, 2% Fat Milk, Coffee (Brewed From Grounds). Lunch: blackberries, pineapple, Strawberries, Splenda, All Bran Buds, Fage 2% greek yogurt, water. Dinner: water, tuna nigiri, spicy tuna roll. Snacks/Other: Jordan Almonds, Trader Joe's Turkey Jerky, water. more...
2558 kcal Activities & Exercise: Driving - 1 hour, Desk Work - 6 hours, Sitting - 6 hours, Sleeping - 9 hours, Resting - 2 hours. more...
on diet HCB's own diet  


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that's so great! Congrats!! Your journal simply oozes "high on life" :)  
19 Oct 12 by member: Lindsay6384
What a great testimony. Thanks for sharing! This is inspiring. Now we need pics of you with the scarves. 
19 Oct 12 by member: Eringiffin
What a change a year can make, you should be so proud. Don't know if you should have told him that his rude commnet was the catalyst for your change though, he might be telling more of his patients that they are too fat and need to lose weight. 
19 Oct 12 by member: fatoldlady
@FOL - I agree - but he admitted he had zero recollection of what he actually told me and I didn't tell him what he said - I only told him he should realize he has impact on people and to choose his words wisely.  
19 Oct 12 by member: HCB
The ultimate "second" goal...impress our doctors! For 10 years at my annual my cardiologist has been telling me to just lose 30 lbs. I did 4 years ago but promptly gained it back. He is easy on me even though he is skinny he has a daughter with a weight problem. He even once said to me "Can't you try Adkins or something?" I go Nov 7th. My goal is under 200. HCB your encouragement has been HUGE for me. I'm really proud of you too. 
19 Oct 12 by member: Neptunebch
PHENOMINAL!!!! You should be beyond proud and imagine what your next appt will be like :-) 
19 Oct 12 by member: thynes
HCB that is fabulous.....wear those scarves with pride :) 
19 Oct 12 by member: triaby
Back on September 14, you said, "I CANNOT wait to go back for my annual physical THIS Fall with a loss of 60 pounds! Na Na na na Nah!" So defintely Na Na na na Nah! Dance to the music and enjoy the exhilaration of rising to the occasion! 
19 Oct 12 by member: jenkie5
The health angle is the most important part of this weight loss journey. How great that you were able to flaunt your success to the very person who threw down the gauntlet. I'm interested to find out what your blood work has to say - I'm sure it's change completely and for the better, of course! 
19 Oct 12 by member: evelyn64
Happy Dancing with you, for you! 
19 Oct 12 by member: crabby Kat
That's when you know you've been kickin ass, you see positive changes at the doc's office. Awesome!! It's nice to know just what to do to get the changes you want from your body, isnt it?  
19 Oct 12 by member: CJT1217
@CJT1217: Yes! I am getting a little better and little more information each time I experiment and change it up! 
19 Oct 12 by member: HCB
Excellent! I love that you rewarded yourself with scarves! I bet your Dr will be telling other patients about you and your success. 
19 Oct 12 by member: skwhite
Wonderful news! So happy for your success. It is wonderful to go back and show our doctors what we really CAN do!! My doctor seemed surprised at my last visit as well and asked all about what I have been doing. Maybe he has recommended this site to other patients now ;) It makes me happy to see my FS buddies accomplish their goals, enjoy your new scarves because you certainly earned them!!!! 
19 Oct 12 by member: kimjinxie
Well done HCB-you should be proud of yourself and you will look beautiful in your scarves of pride :) 
19 Oct 12 by member: newmooney
I love these scarves! Great way to celebrate! 
19 Oct 12 by member: jenkie5
Beautiful scarves, HCB, great job, and I really appreciate all the support you have given me with similar doctor issues. My doctor doesn't shame me, per se, but she is perpetually underimpressed with my weight loss. I had to leave her a message today, and I told her that I hadn't lost any weight in 6 weeks, and I see her again in 6 weeks, so to let her know that I won't be coming in there with a big loss next month, even though I have been exercising 5 days a week and sticking to my food plan. I really hope she doesn't call me back. I really don't want to hear about it in November, that's why I called and told her, or her not-too-competent receptionist, today. I have decided that I am sick and tired of feeling bad about myself in any way. One big piece of that is not letting my doctor make me feel bad about myself any more.  
19 Oct 12 by member: kmartdollie
Yay!! I bet that felt great. Congratulations on all your success :) 
19 Oct 12 by member: MamaHummingbird
Congratulations! I still remember the look on my doctor's face when I went in after losing 50. Just one of the many feathers in my cap that I have earned. Glad that you got to experience this!  
20 Oct 12 by member: youngsturgeon
I know you have to feel proud as a peacock... so strut your stuff with those gorgeous new scarves. You are an inspiration. You have so much strength and I am so happy for you! I agree with FOL... the doctor looked shocked because he knows he is a jerk... his wife must tell him all the time. LOL! BIG HUGS!!! 
20 Oct 12 by member: Mom2Boxers


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