Monday, 11 February 2013

Gold stars?

I feel like a kid going to report to the headmaster, as I have my annual 'MOT' check-up at the doctor's this afternoon. 

This time last year I was still a bit discombobulated from Mr H being away and then being home, he had been back about a month at that point.  I was on 2 painkillers a day and was 71kg, the heaviest I've ever been.

This year things are settled down with Mr H home and everything's going well. I've been going to the gym since May and am now just about 65kg, and more inches than that smaller (since I have put on muscle which is heavier than fat).  I stopped the painkillers in January for a couple of weeks, but found I needed them to cope with going to the gym!  I am now on 1/2 or one a day depending on what I am doing that day.  I'm certainly happier than I was this time last year and hopefully won't burst into tears in the surgery as I have the last 3 or 4 times I've seen her, when she's asked how I am. That will be progress in itself.

So, I'm hoping this afternoon my doctor is going to pat me on the head and give me a gold star for progress!


  1. Okay--I have no clue what an MOT exam is. I guessed, initially, that it was about the car. *laughing* Thinking that's WRONG!!

    But I say, given where you were and where you ARE--if you don't get a gold star, for SURE you oughta indulge in a GREAT cuppa coffee at your favorite coffee house..and a walk on the beach!
    :-) Oh, do that anyway--gold star or not!
    Wow....what a difference a year has made!

  2. Mel - you were right first time, the MOT is the car's annual roadworthiness test, I use it kind of tongue-in-cheek to describe my annual check up.

    I shall find something to indulge in, don't you worry ;-)

  3. Hope everything went well hon and I do hope you got your gold star cause you don't half deserve it!!

    C x


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