Thursday, March 10, 2011
My doc is the best
She wanted to know all about my plan now, caloric intake, etc. As she's readying "the contraption" I was telling her how we do kickboxing, HIIT training, strength and low impact aerobics too. I told her my calorie range and how much I burn during my workouts according to my heart rate monitor. She stopped and looked at me and said "that is a lot of information to work with" I told her we had a need to know and even had a bod pod test done so we could see if we were headed in the right direction and she said "THAT is why you're going to keep the weight off. You're taking this seriously." I said "I don't know what's making me take it seriously now of all times, I wish I would've taken it this serious when I was younger." She said "it doesn't matter why you didn't do it then, you're doing it now and that needs to be celebrated." "I suppose so but I'm having to kick and fight for every pound." "How much weight have you lost?" "166 lbs." "That's no small feat and you need to be proud of that because I'm proud of you" and she hugged me. I will remember that. It won't make the pace of the loss these days any less frustrating or defeating at times but she's right. Like she pointed out, "you lost a normal sized man!" I said "now I just have to lose a skinny, tall chick and I'll be good to go!" She laughed and said "you've carried that couple around long enough."
Did I mention she's the best?
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