Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Best Dr. appointment EVER!

I had my Dr. appointment this morning.  It went great!  I was actually excited to get on the scale.  The nurse weighed me before the Dr came in (not one that I knew so it wasn't a big deal for her to see me).  Scale said 166 lbs!  The funny thing was she actually tried to weigh without the 150 lb weight.  I had to laugh at that one, she thought I might be under 150.  Anyway, she did blood pressure (which was great), etc and left me to change.

      Happy at the scale!                                    When she left and I changed into my 
                                                                        gown, I weighed again 165 lbs 

I had to wait for my Dr for a bit but when she came in she was so happy to see the new me!  She wanted to know all about what I have been doing and how I feel now.  She wrote me a note to change my goal weight at WW to 165 lbs.  She agreed that is a sensible weight for me.  She told me what my weight and BMI was at my last complete physical (which I think was in the fall of 2010).  I weighed 226 lbs and my BMI was 36.  I am exactly 60 lbs lighter and my BMI is now 26.  I thanked her for her advice over the years that had finally sunk in.  She has always told me "it's the food".  Whenever I told her I couldn't exercise for some reason or another (always an excuse) she would tell me it's about the food.  She was right.  When I started this journey I couldn't do anything.  I was only 1 week post surgery with my ankle tendon repair.  I lost the first few months without doing any exercise.  I just changed the way I ate.  Of course now exercise is a very important part of the equation but it's not the main thing.  

I left her office walking on air.  She has nagged me (in a kind, supportive way) to lose weight for years and finally I showed her that I could do it.  What a great feeling!

I bought two dresses recently for our trip to Arizona / Las Vegas.  The Arizona trip is a business trip for my husband and there is a couple of events that I will need to dress up for.  I didn't even own a dress that fit me anymore so I needed a few.  I also had no summer clothes that fit so I had to buy some of those too (not that I minded!).  Here are the dresses.  Excuse the crappy cell phone pictures.  

Dress #1

Dress #2 - Calvin Klein - pic doesn't do it justice it's beautiful , ruffle down front and fits perfect!
(both dresses size 12)
This post is getting long but one more thing.  My Dad's open heart surgery to repair his valve is tentatively booked for next Wednesday February 29.  2 days before we are supposed to leave on our trip.


Paige said...

I recently started following your blog. SO excited for you! That means you've hit your goal, right? Celebration time! It's the new you! Enjoy every minute of it! You look beautiful!

Chubby McGee said...

CONGRATS! I'm sure you were beaming when you left. I never even thought about that little "150" pound weight on the scale before. I can't even begin to imagine a doctor not moving that and thinking that I'm under it. GOOD FOR YOU!

You look FANTASTIC and you feel fantastic! That's...er...FANTASTIC!

And I love, love, love that second dress. :)

Nancy said...

So, so proud of your hard work and the resulting accomplishment. You look absolutely amazing and I know you feel that way too. I'll be there when you get that goal reward at the meeting. It is a very big deal!

Shelley said...

I'm so happy for you - sounds like you have a great doctor and how absolutely wonderful to get such a positive response from her.

Lovely dresses, too - isn't shopping so much fun now?!?

Kim A said...

I'm not officially at goal until the Weight Watchers scale says I am! (I weigh there at lunch time fully clothed so it may take a bit to catch up) I should be pretty close this week though. I'm having an awesome week. Shopping is so much fun!! I always wondered what it would be like to be able to buy nice things that actually fit and look good. It's as amazing as I thought it would be :-)

Thanks again for all your support!