For me, setting a base line when getting started in anything is like setting up a good foundation for a house. I’m not sure how the house will turn out without it, but I need that foundation so I can look back to see where it all started and compare it to how far I’ve come.
Okay, so that’s not the best metaphor, but be kind; I’m tired.
I’ve decided to take part in the Plus Size Bloggers contest (that is a clickable link, byt the way) because not only does it inspire me to keep with it at a particularly stressful time (health problems coupled with my husband losing his job) but it also coincides with some ‘base line’ testing. It’s not so much that I think I can lose 15 pounds in 12 weeks (maybe I can, maybe I can’t), but now more than ever I need to have the health focus in my life.
Today I went for the always fun blood tests that will tell me my cholesterol, how close or far I am from diabetes, so on and so forth. Frankly, they took blood for tests I had never heard of before. But, at least I can say my doctor is being thorough.
Also, next Tuesday, I will be hooked up to a heart monitor for 24 hours to make sure that the palpitations I have been having aren’t anything serious to worry about. After that (on the same day) I get my blood test results.
Health and wellness is certainly on my mind. I have lost eight pounds over the last few weeks, and I’m very happy about that. But I am still worried that my venture to 285 pounds may have seen me damage more than I can imagine right now.
My doctor said I am right to be scared, and I suppose I am. Fear is a great motivator for a lot of people, so why shouldn’t it be for me.
All up, I’m nervous about Tuesday but happy I’m getting it done. I’m also happy for this contest coming in such a timely matter. So let’s hope for good results all around, shall we?