Ok, so, I meant to write this yesterday.
I meant to write this yesterday because a year ago yesterday I had an appointment with my doctor. I had had a gall bladder attack a couple weeks before, so this was the visit with my primary care physician to set up a visit with a surgeon.
During the visit, the Dr. said something that really got my attention. It had nothing, really, to do with my gall bladder.
“I’ll give you 3 months to bring your cholesterol down, then we’ll have to consider medication.”
That was all it took. I was 9 days away from being the father of a newborn baby. I wasn’t about to go on cholesterol meds if I could help it.
Thankfully, I could help it. If I had my dad’s genes, which I do, the only thing I needed to do, I knew, was lose weight. I had been meaning to shed some pounds in anticipation of the baby, but it took the doctor’s words to get me to take it seriously.
Now, a year later, I’m down between 45 and 50 pounds from what I weighed that day. My cholesterol is very good. I’ve taken up running again, and enjoy sometimes pushing Eliza along on a run.
I haven’t done this on my own. I appreciate Dr. Speckmiear’s guidance. Of course, Rachel has been tremendously supportive. I think have blogged already about WeightWatchers and its contribution to my success thus far.
What do I need to do in the next year?
What do you need to do in the next year?