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Time to get serious

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Two months ago I went and walked with my Spark friends. We were a small group but it was wonderful to be able to meet the people we talk to on line. I have missed the event the last two months.. Once because I had other plans but last month because I have been tired.
I found an article in the newspaper today about the cholesterol lowering drug I am taking.
It turns out the side effects are possible joint discomfort and tiredness.
Golly if I can have the help with my cholesterol, and the only result is a little tiredness, it is a good tradeoff. I just have to start going to bed one half hour earlier, to start.
I have been off meat and poultry since Ash Wednesday. I am really thinking about going vegetarian. I am less hungry and have less stomach upsets. I diet one day at a time so ...I will just not worry about tomorrow and just do my food plan and exercise today....
Boy I am the queen of the run on sentence. Hope you all have a wonderful day.
Have you tried not eating meat and poultry?
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    emoticon I don't eat much beef but do like fish and chicken --I like veggies but don't care to become just a veggie eater

    Moderation would be the key for me--sounds simple --I am working on it. emoticon
    2356 days ago
  • CANDOK1260
    I eat meat but not really red my sister been a vegetarian for 3 years and will never go back to meat. She love it make sure you eat nuts and get your protein.
    2360 days ago
    I was vegetarian for 10 years starting in college, then gave in one day in the face of the best Carne Asada burrito I've ever had. Since then I've tried to incorporate meatless days into the week, we're up to 3 or 4 days a week, and the kids don't even mind!
    2362 days ago
    Sometimes I wonder if prescription drugs do help. Good Luck!
    2362 days ago
    I have been on Lipitor for high cholesterol for about 3-4 years now. My last blood test the doctor said my numbers looked really good and if I can keep up the exercise every week for at least 3 months, he will take me off the pills! So diet and exercise, and a good night's sleep really makes a difference!
    I missed the last meet up also. I hope we can both make the next one:)
    2363 days ago
    I rarely eat beef, but I do enjoy turkey and chicken and fish. From time to time I will enjoy some very lean pork..
    Cholesterol numbers.... yah I know what you mean. I am waiting this morning for the results of my blood work yesterday. I hope they are good. I do not take statins but sometimes I am still TIRED. I guess mainly it is boredom from being in the house so darn much during all this rainy weather we have had. I'll feel better NOW that it is SPRING.

    Thanks, yes - it IS TIME TO GET SERIOUS. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2363 days ago
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