Saturday, November 11, 2006

Shameless Plug

I am loving the XM radio that came with my new car. It totally rocks. They have a station for every genre of music that you can imagine. I knew that XM was for me when I found myself jamming out to "Poison" by Bel Biv Devoe en route to a delivery. It made my freaking night. Today, while driving to the hospital for rounds, perusing my preset stations, I got to hear Salsbury Hill by Peter Gabriel, followed by Everything Falls Apart by Dog's Eye View, next was Parents Just Don't Understand by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, Shimmer by Fuel, After the Rain by Nelson (Freaking hilarious video. Ahh, the cheesy goodness), and She Hates Me (trust, she effing hates me, la la la la) by Puddle of Mudd. Music that I do not own, but love, just the same. It really helped lift the rather foul mood that has been overshadowing my life this week.

Also, I'm not quite sure if I should be insulted or not, but today the nurses on L&D were asking me how old I was; I told them that I was 31, and they seemed, well, disappointed! They thought that I was a lot older than they (alas, I was not!) I guess that I don't look as young as I think I do, but the nurses were sure that I was 35+ years old. That freaks me out, because I have always looked younger than my age. I think a lot of the problem is the extra weight that I am carrying. It definitely adds age to my face. I am also pretty sure that I am about to start another period, and while we haven't been *trying* to get pregnant, per se, we have not been preventing pregnancy, either. I know that I am not in the best physical shape for a pregnancy, so maybe God and the universe are trying to tell me something.

In other news, Mr. Whoo and I are starting Body For Life this week. I am going to try to post updates, in order to motivate myself and also to keep me in line! This is the program that worked so well for us, prior to our first pregnancy. I abruptly had to stop the BFL secondary to severe nausea and vomiting. I couldn't even look at chicken for the entire pregnancy. Crazy. Since there is no pregancy holding us back, we are getting back with the program. Maybe now I won't have to feel like such a hypocrite when I counsel my patients on weight loss. It is grey and dreary and rainy here, I hope that the weekend is brighter wherever you may be.

7 comments:

Midwife with a Knife said...

It's like all the music I enjoyed in junior high and high school! I may have to get an xm radio for my 45 minute drive to work!

Regarding body for life, I tried it once, but every day became my "free day". Heh. That wasn't helpful!

Grey and rainy here too, and cold. And I have to go back to the hospital. :(

Fat Doctor said...

A warning about posting updates: It's very distressing when the numbers look bad and you've decided to tell the whole world about it. Then again, it's just bit motivating. I don't know you, but you don't look old. Trust me. Those nurses are psycho!

dr. whoo? said...

midwife with a knife~ I know! XM makes me feel young again! BFL is the best I can do, because I can't make it a week without a "cheat day!" Hope that you didn't have to spend too much time at the hospital today!

FD~ Have I told you lately that I heart you? I think, just maybe, posting the numbers will make me feel more accountable. We shall see. I think the nurses just wanted to believe that I am older than they; I guess it would be disconcerting to be taking orders from a doc that is younger than yourself.

medstudentitis said...

Good luck Dr. Whoo with your weight loss! I know you can do it if you put your mind to it and listen to XM when you feel down!

frectis said...

Good luck with BFL! I do well when I drive past, not drive THROUGH food places and exercise three times a week. Since I got the hair up to get back into school I am drive-thru queen and have exercised twice. Blech.

btw, I love that Puddle of Mud song. I had Sirius radio for a long time and loved it.

guinness girl said...

Hee - we have GOT to hook up our XM radio! You TOTALLY don't look 35. Those bitches! As for BFL - I know people who swear by it. Perhaps I will try it! Then again, I think I will be busy enough with my once-a-month fasting and never mixing fruits and vegetables. Ha.

dr. whoo? said...

medstudentitis~ Thanks for the good luck wishes! I will definitely need them. So far, so good, but it is only day 2! I am so in love with XM. I think it may be unhealthy.

frectis~ For me, it isn't so much fast food as it is pasta. Large quantities of pasta. It is my comfort food (and I'm stressed almost all the time these days), terrible for my metabolism, and something that is more of a solace than it should be. I am Dr. Whoo, and I am a pastaholic. I am working on it.

I loved "She Hates Me" the second I heard it. You have to admire a song that makes national airplay with the word "fucking" so prominently displayed. Hilarious.

GG~ Hee. I love you. Seriously, I do. BFL is pretty simple when you boil it down. The eating is pretty common sense.

I dislike all the weight training stuff, but it seems to be what works. Plus, it doesn't advocate doing hours upon hours of cardio. Just 20 minutes of (intense) cardio, 3 times a week, and 1 hour of various weight training exercises 3 times a week.

Most of all, I love the free day. This is essential to my (waning) sanity. You and Wilman should totally try it. It is fun to do together.