Friday, August 23, 2013
Thank you thank you thank you for reading my last whiney blog. I feel a lot better. The only naughty thing I ate all day yesterday was 2 chocolate truffles. Today I had a cookie the size of my head, and I'm gonna drink whiskey tonight.. one step forward 2 steps back I guess. Tomorrow WILL be better!!
I met with the trainers at the gym at work and went over my AFAA exercises for my retest. They didn't see anything wrong with a superman, they do it all the time in class, but they gave me grandma-appropriate exercises for the erector spinae muscle group. I even got a job offer to teach a class here!
I'm not going to worry about the roommate situation until it happens. It's only until March, April at the latest. I have my whole life to live with Bf, I think we can make it through this minor inconvenience. Who knows, it could be a really pleasant experience. If I go into it thinking negatively and on the defensive, then I'm not even giving it a chance to be a happy situation. I'll try my hardest to have an open mind.
Soooooooo... I got some amazing and incredible news today that reaffirms my lifestyle choices. My Sparkbuddies know I've been following the Paleo lifestyle for about 4 months now. I've read both sides of the Paleo + cholesterol argument. On one hand, the FDA is saying that our diet puts us in extreme risk of high cholesterol due to the amount of animal products we consume. On the other, several articles have been published saying there is absolutely no link between consuming animal cholesterol and increased cholesterol production by our liver. Since I've heard the former argument a lot more than the latter, naturally I was more than a bit nervous about a potential health risk.
My bf's annual physical was due, so he spent the day at medical. Last night he told me that last year he had just started to eat primal and had been lectured about his high LDL and trigs. I was wringing my hands, terrified that I've been slowly clogging his heart by feeding him four whole eggs for breakfast every morning with veggies sautéed in bacon fat. Well, he calls this afternoon in a great mood. He said he "blew the doctor's mind". She came in with his blood draw results, wanting to know what he did to significantly lower his LDL and trigs in a year. His levels are better than normal, they're practically perfect. She asked him what he eats, his reply of "eggs, bacon, lots of red meat, fresh vegetables at every meal" took her aback. She asked what kinds of whole grains he ate, and he said almost none except for an occasional treat. She said, "oh you're one of those people. It's obviously working, keep doing what you're doing."
That day back in July when I tracked my food during Whole30, my cholesterol was 700+mg's for the day. He eats more than me so his is probably close to 1000mgs per day. And his LDL's got BETTER from eating this way.
This news makes me want to get back on plan. Tonight for dinner I'll have some chicken thighs with cabbage braised in ghee, and a fresh salad with ranch mayo. And no more than 2 whiskey drinks :)