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New Year New You attitude

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 March, I will have been utilizing this site for 3 years. My weight certainly doesn't reflect much of a journey, but I think my confidence has.

2012 ended with a visit to my primary physician for my annual exam and blood work. Needless to say, it is always an anxiety-ridden day....the dreaded SCALE and someone actually documenting that number! emoticon

I actually had forgotten that I needed blood work, so of course, I ate as I usually would with anxiety....see everything, eat everything. It was not a good day! BUT, I decided that since those seem to be typical days of late, I would be honest and complete the blood work. The results were as expected my triglyercides, cholesterol, and ratio were out of control. So along with the test results, my physician sent a prescription for Lipitor as this has been an on-going problem that I haven't been able to conceptualize! emoticon

I think the light finally turned on when I saw that script...WHAT was I doing? Would filling that script really help the problem? Or continue to be a crutch in my denial? emoticon

I HAD to make a decision to change the way I nourished my body. I did not want to lean on medication to 'fix' my problems. She had already increased my blood pressure meds, so I literally was on a path of destruction in my eyes....I would not continue this family trait! emoticon I needed to start practicing what I was preaching.

I looked in the mirror and told myself "the journey to a New You has begun!" I have been trying more diligently to make healthier food choices, avoiding the high fat/high cholesterol foods. I have been exercising at least 30 minutes 5 days or more per week, and adding strength training (10-11 exercises) on those same days. Some days I'm more motivated than others, but I am keeping my vision clear...I do not want to be on medication, and I'm trying to stay focused on those things that will make that happen.

2013 is a New Year to be a New Me! emoticon emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JUSTYNA7 1/21/2013 12:36PM

    Fiber is your friend. For sooo many reasons. I find if I eat MORE fiber then I want less of the bad stuff. So much easier to add in good foods than take out the bad ones. But it is a slow journey for me too. The scale doesn't reflect how hard I have worked on SP but my bloodwork DOES! Thanks for adding me as a friend. Look forward to getting to know you! Justyna

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KSWEEMS1 1/16/2013 5:56PM

    I hate medication too BUT.... began taking it for low thyroid and Type II diabetes this year. Hopefully, when I am closer to my goal weight I won't need it anymore. That is my hope. But in the meantime.... I want to be sure my body will be waiting for me when I get there and if that means medication, than so be it. Hang in there. Very proud of you for making the Drs. visit. That alone is taking a big health step. Hang in there!
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CAT125 1/15/2013 12:35PM

    You can do it! Take it one day at a time and each day change something for the better. That is one of my stay off any kind of pill for as long as I can!

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