Thursday, February 28, 2008

First Steps

I got in to see the new doctor today. The office was very clean and when I went back, the nurse was nice (although she laughed at me, more on that later) and nothing screamed that I needed to leave and make an appointment somewhere else. We went through all the weight, temperature, blood pressure stuff and since I was in for diabetes testing, she did a finger prick for blood sugar. She told me I better hope I never got diabetes, because I was horrible with the finger prick. The dr. came, was very nice, went through all the family history stuff, talked for a little bit, and she said that she is not really worried about diabetes, but because of the history we will be doing tests. I go in sometime next week to do a fasting blood sugar, lipid panel, and general blood work and go back to discuss the results and get a physical next month (assuming nothing in the lab work is horrible).

This check-up:
Weight: 236.6
BMI: 37.1
Temp: 99.7
BP: 114/70 (lowest I've ever had it!)
BS: 107

The only thing she told me was to try to up the exercise, so we'll see what the lab shows and play it by ear.

This week I ate entirely vegan (except for the leftover pizza) and tried to get in some exercise.

Exercise: 30 minutes on bike
Meals: smoothie
left over veggie pizza
1.5 liters water
(Can't remember what I had for dinner, maybe nothing?)

Exercise: walked home; 15 minutes fast pace,
Meals: whole wheat bagel with vegan cream cheese
pre-made inari sushi from the Depot on campus
whole wheat pancakes with corn and hot dogs mixed in
1.0 liters water, .5 can Pepsi

Exercise: walked home; 15 minutes fast pace
Meals: left over pancake with vegan butter and peach jam
seitan salad wrap, apple, handful Terra veggie chips
whole wheat couscous with Moroccan vegetables and steamed greens
vegan strawberry milkshake
2.0 liters water

Exercise: none
Meals: left over pancake with butter and peach jam, 1 soy sausage
left over couscous with vegetables, handful Terra veggie chips, 1 dark chocolate kiss
Baked whole wheat rigatoni with zucchini and mushrooms, steamed broccoli
1.0 liters water

Exercise: none
Meals: granola bar (may not have been vegan, was in the cupboard)
left over baked rigatoni
will have Panko stuffed mushroom with green salad and seared green beans, maybe some mashed potatoes
so far 1.0 liters water, .5 can Pepsi

Not a bad start. I need to make more of an effort to go to the gym and I'm thinking about buying a locker so I don't have any excuse not to go and work out because I couldn't stuff gym clothes in my backpack. If anyone wants, I will start posting the recipes I'm using and give them some sort of a rating system (how I liked them, how David liked them).

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