First of all, my apologies for not being around for the past couple of days. Surprise, surprise….I got sick AGAIN! Ugh! ‘Tis the season, I guess. Anyway, I wasn’t able to work out and, as usual, my eating was not great during this last little episode. Sigh!
Also, I didn’t get to my Weight Watchers meeting this morning, but I’m okay with that. I had a doctor’s appointment for my yearly physical, so that is kind of like a Weight Watchers meeting. Some things came up during the appointment that I wanted to share:
- Nothing gets the point across that you need to lose weight like one of those gowns that is TOO SMALL! Sigh.
- I’ve decided to get off the anti-depressants. I’ve been feeling really good (emotionally…being sick does kind of hamper feeling good physically) and I think it is time. I’m also looking into some non-pharmaceutical things I can do if the depression starts to come back. I’m not against going back on the meds if I need them, but I’d like it to be a last resort.
- I spoke to my doctor about some of my nagging minor injuries (some achilles tendon issues, my piriformis problems, etc) as well as a bit of family health history that recently came to light. I also talked about what I’ve been doing for fitness. What I have been doing is fine, but my doctor doesn’t want me to run, at least right now. She said, if I really wanted to run, I could do so on the treadmill. Since I hate the treadmill and I’m not in love with running, I am going to put it off. She said we’d take another look at it in the future if I wanted but, right now, it would not be in my best interests to start up running again.
- In September, I hit the big 4-0. No, I’m not freaked out by it, but I did get a reminder that my healthcare changes at that point. My doctor gave me the choice of having mammograms every year, every other year or not until I’m 50. I chose every year—I’ve already had one (my paternal Grandmother died of breast cancer, which puts me at a slightly higher risk) and they are not that bad. I’m saying that for anyone who is freaked out by it. Honestly, I’d rather have a mammogram than have my teeth cleaned. While the idea of yearly mammograms does not give me the heebie-beejies, I do realize that I need to be more serious about my health now.
In other news, I’m hoping to do a giveaway soon. I recently went through my exercise DVD’s and found a few I no longer use. There is nothing wrong with them—I’ve just taken them out of rotation. Anyway, once I get organized, I’ll set up the giveaway.