Total Weight Loss

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Life Lessons

There's not much to report on the weight loss front today. I went to the doctor this morning. He was pleased with my continued progress down the scales. He still wants to keep a close eye on my liver function. Blood was drawn today, and I have appointments to go back in 3 and 6 months for more blood draws. I really don't know what that is all about, but he does. He's the one that has been to medical school, so I'll let him worry about it!!

On a personal note, 65MD's sister and her husband live in the Tuscaloosa area. The building where she works took a hit in the storm yesterday, but she was home and unharmed. I have not heard about her work space today to know if she was able to go to work or not. A cousin was not so lucky. His house was totally demolished in the same storm. He had taken refuge in the bathroom as the most interior room in the house. He survived physically unharmed, but that was the only part of the house left. He literally lost everything.

All of the devastation around us, gives me flashbacks to the floods we had almost exactly a year ago. All of it gives me perspective. I need to be healthy and strong for sure, but I don't need to be worried about having the body of a model. I'll definitely keep chipping away at this last few pounds, but if it never comes off, there are more important things in life. I'll try to keep that lesson in mind as I go forward.


  1. Hi. I've just found your blog thru Margene's. I'm glad I did. I've read thru some of your past posts--you've had quite a journey!

    I started in 2009, lost a good bit, regained 20 pounds over the winter, struggling to lose it... Among other things in the weight gain is the fact that 175 pounds on the scale sends me running in the wrong direction. I don't know why. I've had qute a journey, too. :}

    The last paragraph of this post is what caused me to comment right now, tho. That balance of realizing that weight loss is extraordinarily important...and not the most important thing in life is a truth I've come to myself over the past few weeks.

    It's difficiult to explain without circling round and round, but your last paragraph paints a perfect picture of it.

    You and yours will be in our prayers as you struggle with the aftermath of the tornados!


  2. Sometimes I am reminded that my weight loss is such a *foolish* thing to stress over. These reminders are good sometimes. Nice post today.


  3. i'm from cullman co alabama and it's GONE. my high school, my hometown, my 1st job all gone. luckily i was able to reach most of my family and they're safe. one of my cousins in laws were both killed so the weight loss does seem trivial today but i did NOT cheat! glad your familys safe take care hon! xoxoxoxo

  4. It was a rough night in East TN. We spent most of it in our basement which we are lucky to have. We are very thankful!

  5. Oh my Friend, I am so sorry this is happening! So scary watching the news!

    Things like this really help put things into perspective. For me, I know I need to get the weight off for health reason, but I also need to live my life now, I don't know how many days I have left! None of us do!

    Take care and stay focused!