Health Update

Posted on February 26, 2010


A couple of weeks ago, I returned to my physician to find out the results of my blood test. My thyroxine (T4) and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) are within normal limits. My results were well in the low end of the range but my physician indicated that those results are normal.

So he turned to me and said “So, the next step is the medication.” He gave me a script for phentermine ( and I accepted it. I didn’t have the courage to say ‘no.’ Weird, I know but I didn’t want to be contrary. That’s a whole other blog post.

Anyway, I’ve since destroyed that little piece of paper. If I’m to be honest, it’s probably my past use of appetite suppressants that have wreaked havoc on my metabolism. With that in mind, there’s no way I was going to mess with that stuff.

So, it’s back to the basics: consistent diet and exercise. I’m going to settle in and stay the course.

Decide. Commit. Succeed.

– Kareen, RD

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