7-miler, new doctor and chilly weather.

Woke up this morning somewhat early as per usual.  Wanted to sleep more, but it was not to be.  Checked temp – it was in the low 40s!  So chilly.  I wore a jacket over my trisuit.  It was also very foggy out, so I nixed any street running in favor of the safer track.  Fueled up with this:


I love these.   I only get them when we shop at Price Chopper, since that is the only place I can find them, but we only go there once a month, maybe.

I also took some coconut water with me.  This stuff is absolutely amazing!

coc The plan was 6 miles.  I was going to do 3 and 3, but I was in a groove after 3 miles, so actually ran 4 before taking a break.  I drank 1/2 the coconut water and did 2 more miles.  Then I drank the rest of the coconut water.  It was like a shot in the arm and I decided to go around 1 more mile (I must be nuts).  So, 7 miles down today.  I don’t know how long it took as I didn’t wear a watch.  Probably 1:20 or so.

It was still cold enough to see my breath walking back home and I wanted something warm for brekkie in my favorite bowl:


Oat bran made with a bit of brown sugar and topped with blueberry sauce.  I actually layered it in the bowl with sauce on the bottom, then oat bran, then the rest of the sauce.  It was so good!

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Had a quick lunch before my doctor’s appointment:

lunchChobani low fat (not FF!) plain yogurt, strawberries, and Kashi Cinnamon Heart.  This is new and tasterrific!

So, I met with this doctor for the first time.  I also found out that I am not 5’2″, but 5 1-1/4?? WTF???  When did that happen?  I don’t think that is right, because John said he was about 3/4 inch shorter than he thought, too.

Anyway, I was discussing with the doctor about how I had lost some weight and was having some trouble getting off the last 10 pounds. She basically interupted me and said “Exercise more.”  Hmmm….  So I started to say that I did already exercise a lot and she cut me off with “No, you must exercise more.”  I was really irritated at that point.  Especially as I had run freaking 7 miles this morning!  So I asked if I could tell her what I did for exercise and listed everything.  She was writing it all down and then said “We’ll check a thyroid.”  Not that I really expect anything to be up with my thyroid, but it won’t hurt to have it checked.  It just irked me that she automatically dismissed my efforts as not enough.  Helloooo…. I trained and did a triathlon! Then we actually talked about how much weight I have already lost and she was very surprised (and impressed).  She actually didn’t say I really needed to lose any more weight, but she didn’t discourage me from it, either.  She was just happy that I have kept off 100 pounds for more than a year, as she said how that was the real accomplishment.   She also said that eating healthy, maintaining my weight loss, and exercising were better than any pill could be to stay healthy!

So, with the initial exam over, now I get the over 40 treatment in the next month:  Bloodwork, mammogram (squish), Pap, skin check – the works!  Wheee……

Dinner was like a little clam bake in spirit.  Grilled corn, clam strips and broccoli!


The corn was a little immature and not the best.

Going to my sister’s house tonight for a little get together for my niece’s birthday.  She is 10 today – a tween! Look out world!  Need to maintain cupcake control tonight.  Wish me luck!  That’s a way to start out the September challenge LOL!

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16 thoughts on “7-miler, new doctor and chilly weather.

  1. South Beach Steve

    I’ll have to admit, the first visit would have been my last if the doctor responded like I am interpreting it. That is one thing I am very thankful for with my doctor — she actually listens to me.

  2. Shelley B

    “The corn was a little immature” – I keep picturing it talking back and generally misbehaving, lol!

    Ooh, I am peeved at your doctor – I’d like to think I would have gotten up and walked out the door after the second interruption…but truthfully I probably would have just sat there and fumed. She doesn’t sound like a good listener at all!

  3. Diane, Fit to the Finish

    Excellent job on the run. That doctor sounds like she might not be the best listener in the world. Imagine if you had really had a serious problem to discuss with her!

    I still haven’t found a doctor I like here. For the kids – yes. For me – no.

  4. Elaine

    As a nurse I am sympathetic to that side of things (so damn much to cover) but it is not reassuring when they don’t get a baseline before making recommendations. For someone who runs 7 miles at a stretch, “exercise more” is not really helpful advice.

  5. PTG1002

    Not sure about that doctor….

    Anyway. I love coconut water as well, I just wish it wasn’t so darn expensive! Do you get it locally or do you order online?

    It’s been chilly here too; I’ve been stuck going to the gym but did a random hill routine on the stationary bike today at level 15, I’m hoping that will help me in 19 days!!!

    So…you sign up for the half-marathon yet?? Wanna go to Vegas at the beginning of December for the half??

    1. Lori Post author

      Vegas? Too hot LOL! I have not signed up for the 1/2, as my niece wants to run the 5K part with me that day. So, I think I might do a duathalon instead.

  6. debby

    No way I would stay with that doctor. But I am a bit gunshy when it comes to doctors.

    Rotsa ruck with the cupcake challenge! Vicky added a little challenge to my challenge. But I am excited to finally reach this goal (again!)

  7. Susan

    Okay, first, I totally love that you didn’t wear a watch on your run! Sometimes I feel like I’m too reliant on my gadgets and just need to run till I feel good. Second, layered oats is genius. I’m doing that with my next bowl!

    Finally, I find some doctors can be irritating. I try to cut them some slack since they see a lot of patients, weight loss isn’t their specialty, etc. What really peeves me are the doctors who have the “one symptom a visit” rule. Now that is ridiculous…

  8. Anne K.

    Yay, great job on the run! That’s awesome 🙂 That’s annoying about being told to exercise more when you’re so active, but we learned in school (obesity/diabetes epidemic class) that about 60% of Americans never exercise. So the doctor probably gets a lot of non-active or occasional gym-goers. It doesn’t make it right for her to assume like that (she could have just asked what you do), but just saying. She def. should have listened the first time tho. Happy b-day to your niece!

  9. Miz.

    hows was the cupcake confrontation? 🙂

    if I could have any thriving career it would be as a tween fiction writer.

    such a challenging and interesting and defining age.

  10. Alissa

    I think weight is the most uncomfortable thing to talk about with the doctor. Everytime I go to the doctor I feel discouraged when I leave because of their attitude towards me. How rude of that doctor to not take the time to find out how far you’ve come before she just comes up with solutions for you!

  11. Fran

    Great job on the 7 miles!

    Your appointment with your doctor started out weird but had a good ending for as far I can read that from your post.

    Have a nice evening!

  12. Carla

    Exercise more!?! As if! lol!!! You must have a lot of muscle too, so perhaps you don’t have 10 more to lose? Your breakfast looks SO good as usual.. Yum!!! 🙂

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