Monday, July 16, 2012

Days 26 - 29

Food has been on plan.

Doctor visit was interesting. We discussed some things that have been concerning me. I'm not going to go into them right now but blood has been taken.

Doc was thrilled with the weight loss. His first question was "Are you doing it the right way?"

I guess that depends on what you think is the right way. I told him what I am doing. I also told him about the doing the Whole 30. I said I will probably be adding back into my diet things like peas, black beans, and cheese (on occasion). Continuing to keep out bread, pasta, added sugars.

He said, and this is a direct quote, "Great. Don't let anyone tell you that this is not sustainable."

I almost fell off the chair. "Doc, so many people have told me there is no way I could do this."

Doc, "I know, that's why I said it. A good diet does not need all the processed crap people have become accustomed to."

He asked about exercise and I admitted I am very lazy when it comes to it.

He said, "You should really do some weight training. I don't mean join a gym right away. But at least do some body weight exercises- push ups, squats, things like that. It will help with the weight loss, preventing osteoporosis, and is good for your overall health."

Totally thought of Norma and Jenn when he said this.

So there you have it. Tests for things that are concerning me are underway and a few for curiosity (sugar, vitamin levels, cholesterol)  Plan is doctor approved and encouraged. I felt like I was headed in the right direction and it's nice that the doctor thinks so too.


  1. Great feedback from the Doc! Norma and Jenn are proof positive that you can sustain it! Keep up the good work, Beth!

  2. LOVE it! Sounds like you have one of the rare docs who actually LISTENS and doesn't push the tired "eat less/move more" platitude at you. You're doing the work and doing it right, grrrllll...

    I happened to post a no-equipment workout in my post this morning; Angry Trainer on youtube has TONS of them as well, and you can check out for body weight routines you can do at home...

    Keep it up!!!!

  3. Whats your plan once Whole30 is over? Are you thinking of reintroducing dairy/legumes (I am guessing your staying off sugar and grains, so correct me if I'm wrong!).

    It has been so great to follow you along this challenge!

  4. What a blessing to have a doctor with his head on straight! It's hard to find medical professionals who don't just repeat the same old crap they were taught a decade or more before in medical school.

    Good for you for making it this far! I'm gearing up to do my next Whole30 in August - I need to beat my sugar demons into submission and get a handle on my emotional eating. Nothing like a Whole30 to do it! :)

  5. Aw, shucks! You thought of me :)

    You are really lucky to have such a smart & supportive doctor. It can be so discouraging when doctors are not on board with what you are doing. Or worse, don't seem to care one way or another.

    Congrats on absolutely KILLING the whole30. You did awesome!!