Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Wow...in 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!
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!
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?
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!
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!