Saturday, March 23, 2013
A few weeks in, and changes are happening as a result of my new healthy living plan. That's one change right there; I didn't say "diet". The changes I've made are much more far reaching - this is not a diet.
One bizarre change is I now look forward to eating fish. You don't understand, I hate fish. I have always hated fish. 3 things I refused to eat as a child; sweet potatoes, asparagus and fish. I now love the first two and like some fish.
The result of months of eating fish 4 to 5 meals a week is my cholesterol is much improved. I had my annual check up and my total cholesterol went down from 220 to 186. I still need to work on upping my good cholesterol - but overall I am pleased that I dropped so much without the use of medication.
I am much more energetic and active. I even started tackling the mess of my kitchen storage. I took "before pictures" because I am so excited about the prospect of the after pictures.
I also like the way people are starting to think about me. One of my employees is a total health nut. My boss called him to ask for advice on what to buy me for a gift as a thank you for pulling him out of a jam. Nice right? My boss asked if he should get me chocolates or maybe a fancy coffee... my employee told him that he's too late with such gifts, that I've changed my life and am eating better and avoiding more than 2 cups of coffee a day. I love that he KNOWS that and that he spoke up for me! I called my boss and told him I appreciate the thought, but I'm not a dog to be rewarded with food.
I just feel better. I'm proud of myself. Regardless of what I weigh.