Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Yesterday I went to my PCP for my annual physical. They have changed the scale that they are using to a digital one. Ugh! I did not like the number that I saw on that scale. I do realize that I am not going to weigh the same on their scale as I do on mine. Especially when I weigh myself at home first thing in the morning after emptying my bladder and without clothing.
Also, I had decided not to eat until after my doctor's appointment because the doctor will normally order blood work when I go for my physical. I have learned that if I don't eat and go well hydrated, I can provide a fasting blood sample at the time of my appointment and not have to make a separate trip to have my blood drawn later. I say all of that to say that there are a lot of reasons why the number on that scale was 6 pounds heavier than mine.
This morning I weighed in on my scale and although the number on my scale has not changed (other than regaining the one pound that I blogged about losing 11 days ago) I still feel a little overwhelmed by my size. Somehow, some way, I have got to figure out how to make my health a priority.
I have taken this week off from both work and school. My primary reason for doing this is to focus on figuring out how to take care of me: physically, emotionally & spiritually. The demands of being a full time student and a full time employee for this past year have taken a toll on me. What good is it to get my degree if I lose my health in the process?
I don't know the answer to this situation yet, but I am working my way through it to the other side. I am hoping that I will have some greater clarity on what I need to do to take care of me in the here and now when the week is out.