Pump Me Up!
Image via WikipediaI visit my endocrinologist every three months. I got through all the labs (I have one vein that's gone pro from all the sticking), have my vitals updated and talk with the Doc about adjusting my wellness program.
I almost always approach these visits with great shame because I haven't lost weight (except that one awesome time I had lost weight!) This morning I almost skipped it, so frustrated with thinking I've done all the right things and have no results to show for it. Let this serve as a reminder that no matter how discouraged I get, my doctor always sets me back in the right frame of mind.
Today I unloaded on him about how I want to be an athlete! but this body is trying to kill me and it won't respond to anything. wah wah wah desperation HELP!!!!
But like a miracle, he always has another trick up his sleeve. Or a few tricks.
- Weight training -- he wants me building muscle up to 5 days a week. Hells yeah! I love weight training! I thought I was supposed to only worry about cardio. Well, Ni
Image via Wikipediack and I are going to shop for one of those super weight benches with all the attachments and stuff. I love to be strong!
- Adjust my insulin-sensitizing medication -- I've been on a low dose because of side-effects, but I'm going to try a time-release version and double my dose.
- Go back to the nutritionist -- I haven't see one in about a year. I should be doing this regularly just to stay on track.
- Finally, he thinks I should get a smart phone to track my calories. That might be a stretch, but I like the idea!!