23 and High Cholesterol
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
As you can tell by the title, I have recently gotten some alarming health news from my doctor. I am 23 years old and have dangerously high cholesterol - so high in fact, that if I don't get it under control with diet and exercise, and SOON my doctor says she will need to put me on medication. Can you imagine that? 23 years old and on prescription cholesterol reducers... WOW! What a wake up call!
Since the move, and the start of my new job, I have not had the time to go to the gym AT ALL - and with winter set in, feel absolutely no desire to go outside to get my 30 min/3x weekly. And so, as a result of that and eating bagels/tim hortons almost EVERY day - I have packed on another 10 lbs - all in the first month since starting my job! I even had to size up my wedding band and my engagement ring as they were cutting off my circulation!
My new years resolution is to get my health under control - not necessarily to get thin, just to get healthy. I have started by completely cutting out Tim Horton's. Now just to increase my fibre intake to start reducing that Cholesterol!
Will start blogging again, and trying to log my foods as best as I can!
Happy 2013 to all my sparkfriends!