Friday, September 20, 2013
It's been a crazy year, both good and bad. In about three weeks, it will be the one year anniversary of my Mom's death. Still coming to grips with that. I also lost my mother-in-law at the end of June to cancer. I never in a million years thought that my husband and I would both lose our Moms in the same year. It's been a really tough year.
That being said, my weight has stayed the same throughout the year. I haven't been tracking, and I only weigh myself every few weeks or so. I tried to stay active. I recently started lifting weights again because I like the sense of accomplishment it gives.
Earlier this week, my husband's health insurance offered free blood tests to test for all kinds of things. It says I have borderline high cholesterol, which floored me I've never had high cholesterol before (had it tested 2 years ago and it was fine). Part of me still thinks it could be a mistake... So I'm back so I can start tracking my food again, just to make sure my cholesterol intake isn't too high. The only things I can think of is eggs and ice cream, honestly. I don't eat fried foods often because it gives me heartburn/indigestion and I don't eat much meat.
Maybe I'm just one of those people that has naturally higher cholesterol. Because I'm fairly active and at a healthy weight for my size, so there isn't a whole lot else I can do to lower it. Sleeping enough and lowering stress would help, but those are difficult when you keep losing people you love...
My husband also had boderline high cholesterol, but his count was different. With me, it was my overall cholesterol that was 204 (ideally it should be under 200) and my HDL (the good one) was nice and high but my LDL was high, too. Hubby's LDL was also too high and his HDL was too low, but his overall cholesterol was okay.
Anyway, I guess I'm glad to be back. I did enjoy my break from tracking, though. At least I've learned that I can trust myself with food choices and not gain weight back.