Oh, this was the most fun I've EVER had at a routine doctor's appointment!
My doctor's nurse escorted me to the weigh station first (as usual). I'm wearing a bulky coat, which I take off and put on the nearby chair, before I get on the scale. The nurse's head is buried in the chart, so I stand on the scale and wait ...
She looks at the number, refers back to my chart, looks back at the scale ...
Then, she makes me STEP OFF and get back on again - like the reading was glitchy or something. Now, I'm smiling. She looks at the number again (still reading 271), and finally lets out a "WOW ..." hehehe
While we're walking back to the assigned examining room, she is telling me my doctor is going to flip. And, of course, once we're in the examination room, she finally can look at me without the jacket on. All she can do is stare and say, "WOW ..." takes my BP, etc. But she keeps looking at me and shaking her head, like she just can't get over it.
The nurse leaves. After a few minutes, enter my doctor. He doesn't even open the chart. He walked in, stops, and says, "Holy cow, Ann, what have you been doing?!" THEN he flips open the chart and looks at me, looks at the chart, flips a few pages back, looks at me again, goes back to the first page ... hehehe
He slides his stool right in front of my chair and says, "Okay, tell me exactly how you did this." So I tell him, low-fat diet, blah blah blah ... And he says I've lost 56 lbs in less than a year (like I don't know this?). hehehe
I, of course, correct him, and say I've lost 36 of those pounds in just 3 months.
Well, my doctor tells me now we'll have to wait for the blood work-up results. He may have to make some adjustments DOWNWARD in a few of my medications. (SWEET!!) But, in the meanwhile, I am to continue taking the meds as before.
No problem, Doc!!
As I leave the office, he stops in the hall, looks back at me and smiles. "Ann," he said, "you've just made my day. For the hundreds of patients I tell every month to lose weight, very few actually do. This is what we doctors long to see. Great job!"
Officially (and by my doctor's scale), I lost 3 lbs this past week, now down to 271 lbs. I am THISCLOSE to saying good-bye to the 270s!!