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Weigh-in day & winter musings

Today is weigh-in day. Also, my last visit for the year and on the program I am on as it is being discontinued next year (my insurance’s medical weight loss management program is being discontinued). So next year I will be paying out of pocket for my visits and they have expressed that they want to see me at least twice a month. Ha. With a car payment and a potential life-changing expense that might be happening (more to come later if that is decided down the road), there is absolutely no way I can spare $200+/mo on doctor visits. I will reiterate to my physician that I will be able to see them every 3 months and explain why. At $100/visit, there is no way. My body compositions are also necessary as we progress (every 3-6 months?) and that’s another $45 expense.

With that being said, I would not be surprised if I gained weight, but I am hoping for the best. I am going to try very hard to remember to not feel let down if I gained weight. I just hope I didn’t gain more than 3 lbs…but we will see. 

Weigh in days always have me so nervous…I guess getting on that scale to see my progress is a huge deal for me and it is quite scary to think “but what if I fail?”. The point of this is, you learn from your mistakes, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start over again. It’s like with my job. If I don’t do well on something, I am coached on how to not make that mistake again…then I pick myself up and move forward. Yes, I am do beat myself up over it, but I don’t make that mistake again. Now I need to apply that to my weight loss goals and plan.

Onto my winter musings. It is COLD with a capital C. I live about an hour south of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, near Bellingham, Washington State, and we have been dealing with below freezing temperatures, gale force winds that are creating the wind chill to be in the single digits. As I type this, we are sitting at 21ºF, with a wind chill making it feel like 0ºF. For a girl who was born and bred in Monterey, California, that is incredibly cold. I have lived up here in WA state for over ten years now, however, I still have NOT acclimated to the cold. It is typically not this cold. Even with it being winter. The saving grace is that it is not snowing (yet) so we are not dealing with ice outright. However, if there are wet spots, yes, there is ice. Then there’s black ice. Then there are the idiot drivers out here who are flying down the highway. Yesterday it was 27ºF windchill 8ºF and these fools were pushing 80mph on the freeway. Slow down, people! Can’t it be summer already? 

Winter isn’t even my most hated season…Spring is. My allergies and asthma flare up to the point where I am beyond miserable. Summer is the only season where my asthma is almost non-existent and my allergies are to a bare minimum, unless there are wildfires.

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About Mommy Needs a Valium

A California girl stuck in the Pacific Northwest.

2 responses to “Weigh-in day & winter musings

  1. I was born, raised in New England, and I still haven’t found a love for the cold weather. I love summer and fall. Summer for the warmth, and fall for the dry cool nights.

    “pick up and move forward.” Reminds me of one of the most beautiful speeches I have ever heard. Here’s an exerpt:

    It’s so important to know where you are. I know where I am right now. How do you go from where you are to where you want to be? I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a goal. You have to be willing to work for it.

    Here’s a link to the transcript of the entire speech.
    http://www.jimmyv.org/about-us/remembering-jim/jimmy-v-espy-awards-speech/

    I listen to this speech when I need some motivation and it helps me. Good luck at your appointment today!
    Rob

  2. Thank you for sharing that Rob! It is appreciated. Lots of good change in my life recently. Gotta keep that momentum going!

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