I've reached a milestone in my weight loss progression: I've lost 10 pounds! The big 1-0 is pretty significant, not just because it feels like a "real" number that I will be proud to share with friends and family, but also because I'm a lot closer to losing 10 percent of my starting body weight. For anyone who has a big number of pounds to... Read more
Okay, I admit it. I'm overwhelmed.
My weight is the same as it has been for weeks, but that's not what's overwhelmed me. It is the thought of trying to lose weight right now.
The foster dog is still living with us, and our dog is still hurt. Another vet visit yesterday produced the same advice: for him to... Read more
Every day, women are dying from heart disease at a rate of nearly one per minute.
"Can't I just take a pill to get my cholesterol down?"
Not long ago, one of my patients said this to me in the office. He was a middle aged man with known heart disease, previous angioplasty, and a high cholesterol. I had suggested to him that his cholestrol was too high. His bad cholesterol, LDL, was elevated over 120... Read more
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I had quite a scare this past week. I woke up in the middle of the night with extreme calf pain in both of my legs. It wasn't like a charley horse or anything because the sharp pain was the entire calf and different from a muscle cramp. It's very difficult to explain and something I have never experienced before. It let up enough for me to go... Read more