The Annual Physical

Yesterday, I went to visit my doctor for my annual physical. The doctor made a few observations:

  • I’m at my lowest weight according to their records, which go back to 2009. He actually asked if I had weight loss surgery when I told him on my last visit what I was doing. Apparently my chosen lifestyle didn’t make his notes, nor did he consider that I’d probably consult with him before doing that.
  • My diabetes is improving as my A1C went from 6.5 to 5.9. He even said I might beat it. It’s certainly my goal to to beat it, but I also know it’s not going to happen overnight either.
  • I am no longer “morbidly obese” according to the guidelines, I am just “obese.” Guess that’s an improvement.
  • I should probably set my weight target at 175 pounds (or a little under 80 kilos). Right now, I am aiming for 195 pounds (or about 88.5 kilos) and I’m still a ways off of that.

Meanwhile my weight loss progress had a bit of a setback after my recent trip to Barcelona, both due to the excellent food and wine, and the fact I brought back a cold. However, I am not worried about this regression as the path forward is clear, but more importantly, sustainable.






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