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Friday, October 9, 2009

Flab 2, Helby 1

Here's an update to my last post. I figure if I make my progress public, that'll motivate me... not too look foolish in public.

A few weeks ago, I had my yearly physical. As for weight - I have dropped a few pounds since the last visit. Score one for me. It wasn't as much as I hoped for (Labor Day weekend was a food-gorge-blur to me) but at least I didn't gain. Actually, I've broken that hurdle I whined about in my previous post. Makes me feel fantastic. Except I've hit another hurdle, which my goal is to leap over that one in the next week or two. Here's an interesting article that's helped me so far.

On a bad note though, my cholesterol is outta this world. Score one for flab. It's been high for awhile now, but it's at its peak right now. I'm a vegetarian, and I don't eat THAT much dairy. So why is it so high when everything else tested was normal? My doctor and I concluded that it's probably genetic (Since I'm adopted, we can't be sure.) Solution: medication. NOoooooo!!!!!

So I negotiated with my doctor. For the next three months, I'm really focusing on my exercise. No slacking. And, per Joe, we're cutting back on our egg intake...to practically none. (So keep an eye out for eggless breakfast recipes soon at Eat Well and Prosper)

If, in three months, there's been no change, or god forbid, gets worse, it's pill-popping time. Wish me luck!

4 comments:

  1. Congrats on the loss! I commend you for trying to go without medication. Good luck and if you need any eggless recipes, let me know!

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  2. Get some Cheerios! Seriously though, good luck and stay healthy.

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  3. Medication is the last thing I want to do. Joe already dopes me up on a bunch of vitamins and supplements anyway, I don't need to add another pill to the regimen :o)

    Cheerios are boring. Weekday breakfasts are no problem, but I like to have big breakfasts on the weekends since my lunch is usually puny and quick.

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  4. Oatmeal with fruit & ground flax seeds. It's so much yummier than it sounds, super filling and full of anti-cholesterol goodness.

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