#MBBChallenge Week 3: When Your Train is Derailed and Doogie Howser is Your M.D.

 Screenshot 2015-02-03 at 2.15.49 PMIt’s pretty hard to remain calm when you find out your doctor for an important medical procedure is none other than 1980’s sitcom star Doogie Howser, M.D..

Monday & Tuesday Feb. 2 & 3

This part of my fitness journey is truly going to be a “challenge” as my original plans have changed, doctor’s orders. Yes, my uphill train has been temporarily derailed. I went from “I know I can” to “I think I can” in a matter of a week.

I had to go in for some testing yesterday which is nerve-wracking, but even more nerve-wracking was that, after waiting a week to get the appointment and waiting at the office, when my doctor finally came into the room he was none other that 80’s sitcom star Doogie Howser! Well, not really, but he was pretty darn young. Not that young automatically equals inexperienced but when health issues are on the table it would feel more comfortable knowing there is a seasoned professional rather than a cute and innocent looking young man.

He fumbled at first for his instruments and the nurse, who was calm earlier, seemed to be getting a bit frazzled.

Me: Have you done many of these before?

Doogie: Oh, yeah, tons.

Nurse: (sighs, rolls eyes)

Me: (nervous laughter) Oh, that’s good.

Doogie: Yeah, I went to Yale and then went for another year for my specialized field.

Me: Oh, that’s good. (in my mind- please God let this dude know what he is doing!)

Awkward silence.

The procedure went well and now the waiting game begins. Doctor Howser advised I should not do any strenuous activities for the next 5 days which means no boot camp.

As I wrote in my last blog, January started out by throwing me a series of curve balls:

First curve ball: On Day #2 my son was rushed to the emergency room for what we thought was “just” appendicitis. Little did we know that his appendix had a hole in it, had leaked fluid, the infection spread AND the appendix had attached to the intestine.

Next curve ball: On Day #10 came the tooth pain. I have SIX cavities and have to get 2 wisdom teeth pulled. No biggie, right? Wrong because…..

Somewhere in between: Daily headaches from losing my glasses in Providence and 3 herniated discs in my neck that need to be treated.

Current curve ball: On Day #18 I found out that I might possibly have a major health issue to deal with, as I wrote about above. And now I am waiting for test results.

So what does this all mean? It means the only thing I can control right now is my diet and my attitude and reaction to these bumps in the road. I can choose to be overwhelmed or fight the good fight. I am the conductor of my train and, even though I was temporarily derailed, I can still get on the right track as long as I am patient and do what the engineers (doctors) tell me.

Chugga chugga choo choo!

Days #22 & 24 stats:

I’ve been starting each day with a cleansing drink of warm lemon water, juice of 1/2 lemon and a pinch of Celtic Sea Salt. My diet consists of eggs for breakfast, a shake for lunch, lean protein and veggies for dinner, nuts for snacks and plenty of water. I threw out all of my Splenda and switched to Stevia. I’m still working on cutting down on the half & half.

So far in 24 days I have lost 11 pounds. I am more than halfway there! Woo hoo!

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