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    DRKEYEZ820   22,586
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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Ok-So good news...
Im NOT diabetic :) , I am hypoglycemic . ive known that for a long time, but I was expecting her to tell me I had diabetes. I however WAS NOT expecting her to say I have High CHOLESTEROL. She said shes very concerned that a 29 yr old should NOT have high cholesterol like I do. My TOTAL cholesterol was averaged out to be 276. It needs to be 200 or lower. I do have GOOD cholesterol as well she told me it will help me with the bad cholesterol. Genetics factors in it, that came up with 176, both my father and mom have high cholesterol. (thanks mom and dad)
And my diet came to 186.
So shes giving me 6 months, before I get another round of blood taken. If its the same or higher then I have to be put on medication. If its lower , then theres hope. And chances are I wont need meds.
I get really overwhelmed and I tear up every time I talk about being put on meds. Im freakin 29 yrs old! WTF! I shouldn't be put on freakin meds! No! I wont allow it! Im gonna do this!
Now I know I said In my last blog I wanted to get back with ww. However I don't think its gonna be realistic right now. I went 4 days last week and EVERY DAY I felt like crap because my sugar dropped, I cant live like that. I honestly cant. So my main concern and only one other then exercise, is TRACKING EVERYTHING I EAT. I can NOT slack with tracking. I know I can do this AS LONG AS I TRACK. Once I go off tracking im screwed. I truly am. I need to write DOWN EVERY THAT GOES into my mouth. NO EXCUSES!
I just ordered a new exercise dvd, so when im not out side, I have something new to do.
I really need the support of my spark friends, more then ever right now. I need to lose weight so my cholesterol is good.
I called my mom and my nana to tell them, and no one is making a huge deal about this other then me and the dr! I do have the support of my brother and best friend. But seriously this can LEAD to WORSE things!
My nana was like oh all u have to do is lose weight. Ok, u make it sound like its SOOOOOO SIMPLE! Its not simple! It takes HARD WORK, I feel the mental aspect is so much more simple then the physical aspect. gr!
But I have no choice, and im gonna make it happen!
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SNOWANGELDIVA 1/4/2014 10:41PM

    How are you, Jill?
It's been 6 mo since the follow-up testing...

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SUCCESSN2014 4/30/2013 11:08PM

    ((Hugs)) I'm your same age and I'm on 4 different meds for different reasons. Keep your head up and hopefully with your diet and exercise your cholesterol will go down, mine did, considerably. I was around I think 250ish and now I'm down to 205. Keep your head up

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LILYPAD12311 4/30/2013 11:03PM

    YOU are going to do it,,,,,,,, you want it and you are going after it,,,,,,, you have a plan ,,, a goal and a motivation,,,,,,, That Beautiful Child of yours!!!! emoticon I also am dealing with high cholesterol,,,, but I am fortunate that I don't need the meds,,,, and you are right to take it seriously,,,,, it is nothing to ignore,,,,, So I am rooting for you,,,,,,,, you CAN do this girly!!!! emoticon

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NEVERORNOW 4/30/2013 8:43PM

    That's very good news that you're not diabetic! As for the cholesterol, dietary changes along with exercise and weight loss should help to control it. You're on the right track and doing what you need to do. Unfortunately, heredity is difficult to overcome but at your age, and with your determination, you've got a lot in your favor. If the doctor said your good cholesterol is in a healthy range, that's definitely a plus, too.
You know you have our support, we'll be cheering you on and whatever else we can do to help. Just try not to stress over it - do what you can do and believe in yourself! emoticon emoticon

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WINNIE1978 4/30/2013 8:07PM

    We both had borderline high cholesterol before losing some weight. We started taking fish oil and started using some olive oil while cooking in addition to just eating more healthy in general and our doctor seems to think those things have helped. Both of us dropped our cholesterol back into the good range! Do some research on natural ways to lower your cholesterol. I don't blame you for not wanting to be put on meds, especially meds for high cholesterol.


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FENWAYGIRL18 4/30/2013 7:58PM

    Well first of all be happy your not a diabetic , that's so bad and it runs in my family big time and knock on wood I don't have it. High Cholesterol can be bad and can wreak havoc in your life so you have to get it under control, I know easier said then done I also have some high cholesterol so I know what your dealing with there and no I don't want to go on meds either and I'm 49 yrs old, but yes your way too young for the meds.
You know in your heart you can do this, your young and have a full life a head of you and you really need to do this for yourself.
Believe in you!!!!!!!!!!!! I know you wanted to stay on the WW program but hey if your levels are dropping then you'll just have to be diligent with your tracking, my suggestion make sure you have lots of veggies and fruits in the house for snacks!
Especially veggies they have like no calories and well make sure you have a little something in moderation for that sugar level.
Good luck! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ARUNNINGKAT 4/30/2013 5:34PM

    You are right, it does take hard work. But, I know you can do it and you WILL do it! We are here for you! Supporting you and pulling for you! We are going to do this together!! emoticon

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SARIANEC 4/30/2013 3:58PM

    Well Congrats on not being diabetic. My sisters, nieces and myself all deal with hypoglycemia. Most of us just feel bad (nauseous, light headed), but not one niece will actually starting tossing if her sugar drops too low.

I just make sure I include protein every time I eat and I'm fine. I can actually eat less often that way. But If I have a carb snack with no protein, I'll feel sick within the hour. (No wonder I always had to have milk with my cookies when I was younger).

High Chols: Ick - I'm dealing with that too, but I am a little older :) My Dr has been on my case about it for a while though and I just recently caved in. I'm on medication now. I go back in 2 months for a followup blood test, hoping I can get myself off the meds, at least for a few years.

I probably won't have paid as much attention to it when I was younger. I'm actually glad it got your attention, you are steps ahead of me. When I think back now, I wish I had taken it seriously earlier - sometimes its hard to undo the damage.

Good Luck emoticon

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