Weigh In: The Good, and The Bad



Today's weigh in went well. Last week I weighed 522 pounds, this week I weigh 519 pounds. Not too shabby, I'm glad I didn't go up, but I kind of wish the numbers were a little more substantial. But we are still heading in the right direction. This is a victory.

Today my doctors appointment had good and bad results. The good, the last time I was there, in 2013 I weighed 563 pounds, I estimate between that original visit and early August of 2014 I gained about 20-30 more pounds. So I was near 600 pounds right before I started cutting back last year. It hasn't really sunken in just yet, but that means I've been doing pretty good so far.

The bad news is my blood pressure was, like when I visited in 2013, high, and like then, they prescribed me blood pressure medicine which I never took because I figured it was an isolated incident relating to a bad cavity I had worked on. Anyways, I was re-diagnosed with high blood pressure, which makes no sense! At the hospital my vitals were fine! I've been losing weight, it just seems crazy to me. But I'm going to take them, I have to get some blood work done Wednesday and schedule a follow up appointment for next week (sigh)

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  1. At the hospital, they might have been more focused on other things and diagnosing you with a BP issue (if it wasn't severe) wasn't something they were concerned about at the time. If they're saying there is an issue, I'd take them.

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    1. Fret not, I'm taking them now(sigh), and I was foolish to have not been taking them for so long.

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  2. Nice weigh in! You've worked for it!

    Glad you are doing the whole run down of dr. visits...knowledge is power :)

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    1. Yes it is, though some knowledge is more upsetting that others. Thank you!

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  3. My husband has high blood pressure (he isn't overweight so it doesn't have to related to that) and I did some research when he was diagnosed. It is scary stuff, just as bad as diabetes. If you have it, it is really important that you do take that medication.

    Great work on the continuing weight loss. You have come a long way from your highest!

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    1. Thanks Natalie! Don't worry I already had the prescription filled and took my first dose after I got home.

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  4. Love the photo!
    Three pounds in a week is excellent progress. That is 3 boxes of butter (I am a visual person).

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    1. Lol thanks Susan, I like that visual actually. Perspective!

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  5. Yay for 519 Brandon, good job! Three pounds is awesome for just one week. You are definitely going in the right direction!

    Was the doctor pleased with how well you've done?

    That's a very nice picture too.

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    1. Yes she was actually, she was very impressed and figures if I can keep it up that being on the medication could be a flash in the pan.

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