Friday, February 3, 2012

My father's keeper

My weight-loss is like clock work.  Another 5 pounds.  I never deviate from the five pounds.  And I am super fine with that.  I imagine at some point in time it will slow down, but in the meantime, I can't believe I lost 60 pounds!  Back in the summer, I was convinced I needed serious medical intervention to lose weight.  Pills or surgery or hypnosis!  Not in a trillion years did I think I would be doing this on my own.

I met with Dr. Stephen for my second last appointment.  I feel confident I will be able to continue on the diet with the help of my family doctor.  He will monitor my weight and blood pressure after the end of February when the clinic I attend closes.  My blood pressure was a bit up today, but that is expected with all the stress I've been under.

Thanks to all for their support regarding my last post.  The waters have not yet calmed but I think things are headed in the right direction.  I feel a little better about things, but I won't feel completely whole again until everything is resolved (hopefully) on Tuesday.  There is an innocent victim here (my father) and I will do what ever I need to in order to protect his health and well-being.  My father has been put at financial and emotional risk, and it stops now!

On a happier note, I'm really looking forward to starting my learn to run clinic in 5 weeks with Enz.  We walked 5k last weekend.  I got wicked blisters on the backs of my ankles and they are still sore.  When I wear shoes, my ankles are super sore by the end of the day.  By next week I should be fine and able to resume normal activity.

While blog reading I came across a great Turkey Cauliflower Hash recipe that could be altered to become Dr. Poon approved.  Check it out, it's from Roxie-Girl's blog.  To make it Poon friendly, you just need to use olive oil in place of butter, green onion in place of yellow or white onion, and a splash of 1/2 and 1/2 instead of a 1/4 cup of heavy cream (just to moisten it up).    Stay tuned for my pork tenderloin with garlic roasted cauliflower recipe...tomorrow!