a doctor tries to practice what she preaches to lose weight

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Blogging Break

Ok I hit the wrong button. I’m taking a blogging break. My dad died;( I could write about stress eating and restaurant food. I’ve done all to much of that in the last 2 weeks but I won’t. I just want to get back to my routine. Now I’m in the people making me eat phase. I will not gain the weight back like I did after my mom died. My dad was 86 and I’m blessed to have him as long as I did. Rest in peace dad. I love you always .

I’m Lost!

I’m lost. I hate to join the bandwagon on childhood obesity but It’s crazy. The sad thing is I don’t know what to do about. It. Weight loss is something you have to do for yourself. I can’t make you do it. You have to want to do it or in my case you have to want to make your child do it. I had a 278 lb 12 y/o female today. Mom told me they eat healthy and have dieted  but she gained 18 pounds in the past year. I will check labs but I know that only accounts for a few of those pounds not the 100 plus she needs to lose. I am met with excuses constantly. Just today alone. “I can’t make them eat healthy”, “I have a day care and that means I have a lot of  bag snacks around”, “I have too much homework”. “I told them they eat too much” this is from the parent easily weighing 300 pounds. I can offer classes, web sites, a personal health coach nutrition consult but I can’t be the angel on your  shoulder telling you how to raise your kid or what to eat for every meal. I’m trying to lead by example. I have pictures of me exercising with my child in my exam room. I know my weight is a problem and I know why. It’s a constant battle I acknowledge. I admit its not easy but we have to be willing to at least start. I just want my patients  and parents to realize its something they need to really work on.  The future depends on it. Ok I’m done griping.

How Do You Do It All?

How do you do it all? I don’t know the answer to that question. I’m a working mom and that answer escapes me. The problem is I don’t want to let that make me crazy. It will if you let it. My cousin asked me to join her Tough Mudder team this morning. It’s a 2 day 10 mile obstacle course. We have a year to train. I said yes right off the bat. She is in the same boat that I am.We are over 40 doctors on a mission to lose weight and avoid diabetes. The moment after I said yes anxiety set in. How am I going to do this?  I already do Tae Kwon Do. Fourth grade homework is killing me. I just fired the every two-week house cleaning service. When will I have the time.? I will make time . I actually need to go back to my previous schedule. I was doing good with weights and Tae Kwon Do. Working out 5-6 days a week until July hit. Then I started traveling and got sick and traveled again and hurt my foot. Shall I go on? This is the perfect excuse to get out of this rut. I still don’t know how I will do it. But I will. One day at a time.

Breakfast in Bed

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Ah its Sunday. Time for restoration. Time for my mind and body rest and restore. I love breakfast in bed. I have to make it but its good . Today I decided to remake a local favorite . In San Francisco Joe’s scrabble is ground beef,spinach tomatoes,and onions scrambled with eggs. It is usually served with sour dough bread. I made mine with gimme lean veggie sausage and egg whites. I served mine with Trader Joe’s whole flour tortilla with oats. MMM I think is was better than the original. Much less grease. Grease upsets my stomach. Now for my coffee and the paper. Ah I love Sunday morning’s in bed.

Old Clothes On The New Me

I would be lying if I told you I’m only losing weight to be healthy. Health is the most important reason just not the only. I like to look good and I love cloths and shoes. I’m now fitting into some of my old favorite clothes. I didn’t keep all my old clothes just my favorite’s. I’ve done this weight loss thing before but this is the longest I’ve stuck to a plan. It is amazing when I try on something and like wow it fits. Even shoes! I bought a pair of suede peep toe ankle boots. I have wide feet and the left one wouldn’t fit. My husband and I had date night Friday night. I had on old jeans and a vest. These shoes would be perfect. Let me try one more time. Voila! They fit!! Off I went to Yoshi’s San Fransisco  to see Boney James looking as cute as I wanted too. It’s a good feeling.

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Me & Boney

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My new old kicks!

First Day Of School – A New Beginning

It’s a new beginning for me. My daughter starts school today. We are one of the few schools that start after Labor Day. It signals the end of the summer and for me a chance to get back on track. Summer was hard for me to lose weight.  I did end up losing 8 lbs .  So I’m not complaining. I know what my problems were. I go to too many backyard parties that involve , chips dip and drinking.  I traveled a lot also. You would think I exercised more in the summer but not where I live. I live in the desert. It’s too hot in the summer to exercise as much as I would like to.  Its 90 today and the news is talking about the record cool summer. I don’t even want to go outside, let alone exercise. Now with cooler temperatures I want to start my running program. I’m more focused with my schedule and can’t travel as much with my child in school. We will see if the weight loss increases. If not its ok. As long as I’m losing I’m winning.

Back to Work!

I’m cleared! Yeah!!! I have finally been cleared by the health department to return to work. I mentioned in earlier blogs that I was off work for an E.Coli 0157:H7 infection. This involved 10 days of diarrhea and abdominal cramps. Then I had to collect stool samples. I had to have 2 negative samples submitted to the state lab. That took 6 working days. I have a new respect for collecting poop.  I was off almost 3 weeks. My weight fluctuated. I initially lost weight due to dehydration but gained back to normal then lost 2 more this week. I didn’t do exercises this week but plenty of walking this week-end and lots of house work. I had many home projects to complete but never had time. I moved furniture,cleaned several closets, pantries and decorated. I need to go back to work to get some rest. Of course Now that I’m do to return to work my sciatica is kicking the right side of my butt. Oh well its always something. I do consider myself blessed that my family didn’t get sick and I have recovered.

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