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Tomball, TX, United States
My name is Laurie. I'm 34 and I live in a suburb of Houston, TX. My life isn't super exciting or ultra dramatic, but I love it! My blogs are just a peek into my life as I know it. I'm quite random and have an opinion on everything, but I love everyone's aspect on things, even if I disagree. The world would be quite boring if not! :-)


Doctor Appointment Update

Happy October, one and all! :)
I went to see my doctor yesterday for a follow up appointment. I go see him every 4-6 months and make sure everything is going ok with me. I requested that he run full labs on me since I've met my deductible for the year, and I'd rather pay $10 for full labs instead of $300.. that's a no brainer, right? LOL

I was completely honest with him and told him I was bad with taking my ulcer medication.. he gave me a refill so I can take it for 8 solid weeks and get rid of it finally.. :)

My weight was 162 on his scale, fully clothed. I figured it'd be right about there, so I wasn't bothered by it. I weighed myself at home and I was 158. I've been hitting the gym more than I had been recently, so hopefully that will start working in my favor. I always gain a few pounds when I start up again, and then it drops.

My blood pressure was high.. which I fully expected as well. I left work a little late to head to the appointment and I found every red light and ever slow person on the way there.. and, I had about 4 school zones.. SIGH! I don't like dealing with traffic. :) I'll take my bp at home when I'm calm and make sure it's ok. :)

Other than that, all was well. He said I was at a good weight for my frame, and just to work on building lean muscle mass, since that's what will keep the weight from coming back. I knew this already, and that's what I've been working on. :)

Hope everyone is doing well. It's getting to be my super busy week at work, so my posts may be more sporadic until after the 7th of Oct.


momma2fi said...

OMGosh!!! 158?? HOW FANTASTIC!! My goal is 170, and so I am so jealous that you are there!!! How do you feel? Are you happy where you are?? Hopefully I will be in your shoes in less than a year. What was it like when you were finally able to buy 'normal' size clothes?? Do Tell!

Salted with Shadows said...

Congrats on the weight loss--I would love to weigh 158 again! Did you develop your ulcer prior to surgery or after? I am worried about that because I have a history of GI issues.

Kim said...

Glad to hear all is well and you are a weight rockstar, girl! I want to be 162...even nekkid would be fine!