Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The results are in....

I have a high cholesterol number for not fasting.... It scared me very badly thinking that something that I have very much control over was out of control. So I have recommitted myself to diet and exercise with my doctors blessing. She agrees that I need to try a few other things first before we go the medication route.... So happy about that!!!!

I have added to my daily regime Red Yeast Rice with CoQ10 and Omega-3 fish oil in conjunction with all the other supplements I'm on. Doc even said that exercise is not a problem for me. Thank the gods that I have no other health concerns.

The down side is that because I am so young if this doesn't come down, I'm going to have big problems for the rest of my life. I plan on being around for a very long time to come. So with that said.....

Grim and I have been back to the gym everyday. I have cut out the majority of cholesterol from my diet. And I am going on the 400 calorie fix diet. The diet is from 1200 to 1600 calories a day. This is doable. Really it is to the point that I am eating way more real food and I'm full not wanting anything else..... ( Well at least up until the sun goes down and I want snacks.) But I have a plan for that also! Pretzels and fruit!!!

Doc wants to see my back the end of April. She will draw more blood then and wants to see that I have lost 12 pounds. Like I said it is doable. A pound a week for the next 12 weeks.

Here is what I have been doing:
2 ounces of walnuts a day
30 minutes or more of walking/exercise
eating cheerios w/almond milk for breakfast
logging everything I eat on spark people
taking the new supplement
adding benefiber to my diet.....2teaspoons to start
eating 400 calorie meals +/- a few calories

Since I went to the doctors 2 weeks ago I have lost 1 pound. I know it could be water weight.... But I'm taking it dammit! LOL~!

As far as the anxiety.... Got that figured out... I now know what was causing it and I have dealt with the problem instead of medicating. And the shakes.... I have been eating snacks later in the evening and the shakes when I wake up are gone... Must be part of the hypoglycemia. I don't care they are gone for now... If they come back then I will deal with them then. No Parkinson's, thank the gods!!!

With all of this yucky medical stuff going on, scaring the begesus out of me..... I haven't felt up to doing much. But that didn't stop me from shopping.... Shopping always makes me feel better....ahhhhhhh! Oh well, the family kind of called my bluff. See I can sew, somewhat..... Straight lines, almost! How this all came about was that we got talking about the SHTF. Picky monster said we will be ok, cause mom can doing most of the stuff we buy. She can cook from nothing and can keep us warm and make our clothes. I can cook from nothing and I can sew and work yarn for blankets to keep them warm, but I don't know how to sew clothes. Never thought I needed to know how. I know I run a sustainability blog and didn't think I would need to sew clothes.... Guess where my head was......?!? Maybe it was just a denial thing..... if I don't think about it I won't ever have to do it.

So what do you think I did? I went the store and looked for patterns. And it just so happened that they were on sale for $.99 each. Simplicity patterns for that little, tiny bit of money. Of course you know what I did. Yep, I made Grim sit down with one book and me with another. We picked out a lot of patterns. Then I got the fabric and accompanying notions. I am going to make 4 dressed for me and 2 dress shirts for him.

I guess since the Biggest Loser is almost on I will have to start on them tomorrow.

Gotta Run,


SkippyMom said...

Oh I so hope I can find .99 cent patterns at my local. I love Simplicity and they are great for the girls.

Good job on the eating - if you are eating like that you should surely lose more than one pound in two weeks. Awesome.

Oatmeal with walnuts and fresh fruit [and a little almond milk] is also an awesome low calorie breakfast. And good for your heart. :) AND low in sodium [my concern]

Watch your sodium and you could feasibly control your water weight gain and know that the pounds you lose are "real". :D

Good luck to you my friend.

faerwillow said...

~yart...i have missed alot...healing wishes and blessings upon you...so happy you have found out some good health news...as for the cholesterol...you can get that number down...i have much faith in you...sometimes i think it takes a bit for our bodies to jump start but the healthier approach to eating will pay off...may you remain determined and focused...cause we DO want you here for a very VERY LONG TIME!!! be well my dear friend and happy sewing days to you...much love light and blessings always shining brightly upon you and yours~