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Lifestyle Changes Worthwhile

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.

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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. :)

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JUSTYNA7 6/17/2012 8:10AM

    Those aha moments really can change us. I remember being on my food tracker and thinking... look at all the butter at every meal.... why? So I cut out almost all butter. It was one small change, but taught me that I can make changes for the rest of my life that don't "hurt". Thanks for coming by my blog about my relationship with weight. This is a journey we are always changing on. Hopefully for the better! Justyna

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MARYINMAINE 5/17/2012 8:39PM

    Nice work not eating the chips! I find once I read the nutritional info (or lack of it) it's WAY easier not to eat this stuff! Keep up the good work!

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