Thanks, Harriet. It is hard to get established with a gp doctor down here. They are all booked solid. I have thought about switching. I like this dr. except I think she's a little critical. I realize doctors have a very busy life and handle all sorts of stress and time constraints; I couldn't do what they do. But along the way, I think they often lose a bit of compassion, or at least the ability to realize real life is Hard sometimes and the best efforts sometimes go unrewarded.
My dr. is a young lady, blond, very petite. She has no idea what's in store for her when she hits menopause... or maybe she will just medicate it all away. After a while, when addressing one of my "problems" she does tend to ignore it. This cholesterol and weight thing, she just won't let go of it.
And speaking of weight, I've been stuck in the same weight within a pound for a couple months. Last evening I came across this N Y T imes article about The Bi ggest L osers and why almost all of them gain the weight back once the show is over... and just how BAD their metabolism is. They did a study and this page shows the results of one season.
I am no longer a fan of this show (I used to watch it all the time) and for that matter Ex treme Weight L oss series, either. I'd been watching reruns of that also. I have decided to give myself a "break" and not beat myself up over my plateau here. It is probably my body just catching up and hopefully I will begin to lose weight once again when it is ready. Until then I'll just keep doing what I'm doing which is just fine. I've settled into a routine that is pretty healthy food-wise, and I don't want to set myself up for a gain back up.
Here's a link to the study, it's very interesting.http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/02/healt ... .html?_r=1
This link does have a log-in but if you hit the x a couple times it lets you bypass it.