Thursday, May 17, 2012
As I mentioned in my last blog, I had an appointment yesterday with my doctor regarding my cholesterol levels. I had been off the meds for a few months to see if my levels would remain low, or if I would need to go back on them permanently. Unfortunately, my cholesterol levels bounced back up, so I am once again on a very small dosage of the medication. My doctor stressed to me that she believes it is my genetics, not a result of anything I have, or have not done. After drowning my sorrows in an iced capp (made with milk rather than cream!), I made up my mind that my lifestyle changes are important, beyond cholesterol levels, to my well-being. There are many reasons to keep going, even though cholesterol is no longer one of them. :)
So I picked myself up, and will carry on with long, brisk walks, careful consideration of what I eat, and a mind set to stay healthy.
PS: I actually bought a bag of chips to help drown my sorrows, but after my now habit of checking the nutritional information, decided to forgo that "pleasure". I guess this lifestyle is ingrained deeper than I realized. :)