I have set up a series of appointments for the next couple of weeks to have myself thoroughly checked out by medical professionals. I have a hearing test set up for later today, a doctor’s appointment scheduled for Monday, and a dental cleaning and check-up arranged for the following week. I would also like to make the time to go to the optometrist to have my eyes checked, but I haven’t been able to get in touch with anyone at that office yet.
Because of where I currently am on this journey I really like the idea of getting a total assessment of my health all at one time. I think that having a complete picture of how I am doing and what level my body is at, now that I have lost over one hundred pounds, will help me to fully comprehend the advantages that I have given myself due to all the hard work and determination that this journey has required. I believe that recognizing those benefits will aid me in continuing with these changes for the long term.
I know that not everything is directly affected by weight. The hearing test, for example, is mostly just about gathering the last few pieces necessary to finish the whole picture. At the same time, I am a strong believer in the holistic approach and I can’t help but wonder if my entire system – even the parts one may never suspect would have been altered by such measures – has been improved by the changes I have brought about for my general health.
The one thing that is a bit of a shame at this point in the game is that I never really had any readings taken last year when I was near my highest weight. I am generally pretty good about keeping up with such appointments, so most of my health care providers should have years of records from when I was obese, but I have been a bit remiss about such matters over the past year or so. Perhaps it’s for the best though that I don’t have anything to compare my upcoming results to. It’s possible that I would have become discourage before I even started if I had know the truth about how poorly I was treating my body and the potential damage I was causing to it such a short time ago.
Regardless, apart from my actual weight, my numbers were never so bad that any medical worker ever really raised any concerns. However, I am still looking forward to seeing exactly where I register at on the charts now that I am approaching a normal body mass index reading. I really hope that I am satisfied with the results.