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Really High Cholesterol

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Had some blood work done last week and my cholesterol is "extremely high". This didn't come as much of a surprise since everyone on my Mom's side of the family has had problems with it. I am now tracking my cholesterol intake too on my daily nutrition tracker. Going for my follow-up appointment this week to find out what kim of Rx she is going to put me on. Just hope we can afford them!


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JIBBIE49 2/17/2012 9:08PM


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KASEYCOFF 2/6/2012 12:33PM

    I have a cousin-by-marriage who has the same high-cholesterol problem. Apparently it runs in her dad's side of the family, as everyone on his side in recent memory suffered from it. Of the four kids in her generation, two of them - she and her brother - have it, two don't. Even tho she's careful about her diet, she has to take medicine (as does her brother) and that doesn't necessarily do the trick. Her 90-something-year-old mother? Nary a problem, and insists on having her bacon and fried eggs every morning! Myself, I'd like to be as spry and nimble as she is - but I think a big plateful of fried food would do me in, lol...
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MRSJOCCO 2/6/2012 10:57AM

    Hello--sorry about your cholesterol news. Mine was high, too, and those cholesterol lowering drugs caused me a lot of pain (mostly shoulder) and exhaustion. I eliminated all animal products from my diet and in three months my cholesterol was very good, my A1C (blood sugar average) was great (after having been on meds for pre-diabetes), I lost 30 pounds and my cystic acne cleared up.

Just saying' what worked for me. I hope you find a great solution, too!


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BSK512 2/4/2012 10:53AM

    Thanks ladies!

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AGASSIFAN 2/4/2012 8:29AM

    I dramatically lowered my cholesterol by going quasi-vegetarian....pretty much eat meat only a couple of times a week...and I'm feeling really great on this diet levels are so good my doc was amazed...she even thought she had put me on meds to reduce it...obviously her asking me about eliminating the med (that I wasn't taking) didn't give me a warm and fuzzy about just how much she knew about me...


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CAM2438 2/4/2012 6:27AM

    I am glad you are gating some help with this problem as it can cause some major problems if not taken care of. If there is s problem with payment, you can get help. Also, ask your doctor for samples. Good Luck.

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Snow Day!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

We had a snow day today! I had to use a vacation day, but totally worth not wrecking my car on the drive to or from work. Even stayed in my PJs all day.


Trampoline - Pros/Cons....

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I am thinking about getting one of those small exercise trampolines for some of my workout videos.

Would love an opinion :)


What a Monday....

Monday, January 10, 2011

Totally crazy day today! Got up on time, but everything else set me back. Forgot to run the dish washer last night, couldn't find Kim's lunch box, etc... Got to work a little late and had tons of paperwork waiting for me.

After work, picked up the girls from school then off to dance with kid #3 then back home to feed Kid #1 who then had to go take Kid #1 to dance, back home to feed kids #2 and #3 before picking up kid #1 at dance then take her to basketball practice.

Ready for an early night in bed :)



Cold nearly gone, ready for the treadmill again

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Now that my head cold is nearly gone, I am ready to get on the treadmill again. I was soooo tired from the cold and the meds I was taking I just felt I needed sleep more than exercise.

Going to get on this afternoon for 30 minutes and hopefully again tonight for another 30.

I really prefer to walk outside, but we got another few inches of snow last night and not everyone has shoveled their sidewalks yet.

Hope everyone has a great week!



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