Check up (7 months)
May 06, 2011
Went today for my 6 (actually 7) month check up. I think the scales at the doctor's office are a bit off, to my benefit :) The doctor's scale shows I have lost almost 105lbs! But, my scale shows closer to 100lbs. Last year at my first visit, the scales were mis-calibrated. I think they are off again. So, I am only going to claim 100lbs here.
My labs were fine, my chief complaint is constipation. I requested that I reduce my Iron pills to once every 3 days and the doctor is OK with that. I go back in 3 months and we'll evaluate Iron levels then. I have always had this reaction to Iron. I also need to get in more water, which should help.
The doctor suggested that I am doing too much weight lifting. I thought that was a strange comment. He wants me to do less and thinks it will speed my weight loss. I am all for speeding up the weight loss, but I wonder if I should just keep up what I am doing so I don't lose ground.
I started out wearing size 30/32 and I am now in size 20 jeans and XL tops. People are really noticing. Some of my friends are calling me skinny. It's all relative, because I still outweigh everyone by at least 80 lbs.