Today I spent most of my morning at the doctor’s office. I have dropped some weight by their scale. Which is never right.
I spoke with my doctor and caught her up on the things that had kept me away. I was suppose to have all this done by the summer this year. I told her about the breathing and the pain I was having. She made me do some deep breathing and by the time she was done I started having the lower lobe pain. She did do a allergy work up from Feb. of this year. She look back over her notes and I was complaining then as well. So for the mean time she gave me a inhaler for use for running only. I have never used one before. I have to go for a 6 minute walk test. That is where they put a heart monitor on me, and a o2 sat. That watches my O2 to make sure my O2 is not dropping and how high my heart rate goes. Which I already know my heart rate.
Plus I have to schedule a Pulmonary Function test and a chest x ray. Which I am not to sure about what all is entailed. I will find out. She redid all my labs,made me redo a ekg. My ekg was fine with no change in rate or rhythm. From Feb. this year to now, I have dropped 2% body fat like the Wii said I did. Kinda scary how the Wii, and the body bug numbers are almost the same as my Doctor.
Then we did the VO2Max. All this was a 10 minutes breathing test. It tells how much your metabolism is burning or not. To my surprise I do not have a slow burn. Mine is considered fast compare to other in my age group and activity level. it says I have a daily burn of 2768. I need to have a intake of 1500-1899 to loose weight. Almost the same as the body bug. With that, she said that i am making it up in the fat content of what I am eating. I maybe getting the calorie numbers right but I need to lower my fat intake. She also wants to to try reducing my protein intake. First tract my protein intake and fat intake. Then reduce those numbers. I told her Some day I have such a hard time making the calorie count and she said that could be all of the problem too. Now I have to go see a nutritionist. She gave me four different ones that work with her weight loss program and they are also runners. I want one that understands the training and running.
This is the VO2 Max breathing machine.
Oh BTW, I am going to be off in Jan.2011. I have quotes out for the resorts, and I will be registering for the Goofy in 2 weeks. My asst.nurse manger said I was getting it one way or another.
With all this information and some results I was not expecting, now maybe I can work on a adjusting my calorie burn number. It will be awesome to actually run and have no pain. Possibly drop a few more pounds.
I will try out the inhaler tomorrow morning. I am feeling a bit better. I did 15 minutes of upper body resistance. Then I have to set appointments and crunch new numbers and really watch what is going in my mouth.
Here’s to getting the numbers down and getting the speed up!