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Triglycerides high! I know why..

Sunday, February 09, 2014

It has been a cold winter here in Ohio as in most of the Northeast. My children love the snow and would play in it more if allowed. emoticon








Feeling? Good.

I have been having issues with my shoulder after the surgery

and hope that no more setbacks with it as spring is near and

I am SO ready to get back to work on our cabin!

I ate good last night after receiving a very bad cholesterol scan

and wanting to get back on track and control the late night

snacking with low calorie alternatives.

I am border line diabetic and fall asleep easily when I eat sugar

in most any quantity if left alone in my lazy boy. So I am cutting

back on my sugars intake as well.(178 mg/dl non fast)

My hdl was 30 and this is due to eating poorly, but mostly

lack of exercise and being over weight. Catch 22 because

working out causes me pain now and seems more so when

the barometer is low, I need to research why or if just

coincidence..?Thus I will be using my treadmill more to

get the weight off and the good hdl up. I am also back

on my cholesterol meds ( I had forgot to take them for 2

weeks prior to the exam). My triglycerides were through

the roof at 544 not fasting and this is very bad as well thus

I will try to eat less and less fatty foods.


My snack last night was a few oyster crackers a thin slice of cheese and a small sweet potato cooked plain.




My stress level is 1 of a 0 to 10 scale. Feeling Good with only minor arthritic pain to attest for the one. emoticon




Spark People loss total pounds- 33 as of 2/9/14
Goal to lose 92 pounds.

Remaining to lose: 61/56/55/55/54/57/56/52/54/56/
53/54/52/52/50/50/55/57/57/5
9 pounds to go.

Goals :
Weight:
273 = 40 pounds down again !
263 = 50 pounds gone ! ___
262 (low in years! ___ new bike to ride on trail.
250 ___
249___
240 ___
230 ___
221 Ultimate maintain goal! ___









Life is Great and GOD is Greater for Strength , my family

,children and Amazing wife and my spark friends.

The ability to get up period !! !! emoticon


To exercise with little to no pain most days! Working on that !


eating Healthy today? I have so far! emoticon


Sit in the sun or outdoors 15 minutes minimum? Yes emoticon

Stretch your body? Yes emoticon

Yesterday? yes emoticon

Today ? Yes emoticon

Workout, walk or hike Yesterday? Yes emoticon




Cardio (10 minutes minimum) ? Yes emoticon emoticon

4) blog for motivation? Yes emoticon


5) read other blogs and posts for extra motivation ? Yes emoticon


6) weight loss-not required but nice to see- +/- +2 pounds

last few weigh ins: 278, 282,277,276,275,278,277,273,27
5,
277,274, 275.273.271,276,278

Today 280







next weigh in 2/16/2014


last weekly loss/gain checked 2/9/14 +/- +2 pounds
monthly loss/gain 1/9/14 to 2/9/14 +/- +2 pounds


Did I get 7 hours of sleep last night? 10 emoticon sinus issues had me toss and turn so I slept in a bit.





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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

WETMAC 2/20/2014 9:52AM

    Chris,

Drop by and share this with the rest of the team. You know we will be behind you all the way. I am so sorry that exercise is causing you so much pain. Is there anything that can be done about this, or is it, as you put it, simply a catch 22 situation and you have to live with it? Hopefully even taking pain meds would help, although i agree it is not ideal.

I wish you all the very best, and, as a few have said already, emoticon

Take care and just get back to that discipline ans self determination that I know you have within you, and definitely DO NOT BE A STRANGER!

Mac

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ARTJAC 2/9/2014 10:46PM

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FROSTY99 2/9/2014 8:36PM

    As someone else said, carbs will really affect the triglycerides. When I cut out all the sweets it was amazing how rapidly mine dropped. Try to go for some lean or low fat protein to keep up your energy and eat several smaller meals.
Good luck my friend.
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Pat

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/9/2014 8:21PM

    I'm glad to see you making positive changes. You need to get that triglyceride level under control. They are driven by carbs so keep that in mind.

I'm tired of snow and ready so see the end of it!!

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SHERRY666 2/9/2014 3:11PM

    CHRIS I'M A DIABETIC........... AND HAVE TO TAKE INSULIN EVERY DAY.......... YOU DON'T WANT IT........ ALSO YOU DON'T GET DIABETES FROM EATING SUGAR........ YOU GET IT BEING OVER WEIGHT AND UNHEALTHY........ WHICH ALSO LEADS TO HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND HIGH CHOLESTEROL........ I'M HAPPY TO HEAR YOUR GOING TO START EATING RIGHT......... YOU NEED TO WATCH YOUR CARBS WHEN YOUR PRE DIABETIC....... NOT SO MUCH SUGAR.... BUT YOU SHOULD STAY AWAY FROM THAT ALSO....... THERE ARE MANY THINGS YOU CAN GET WITH NO SUGAR OR LOW SUGAR...... BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR CHOLESTEROL.... THAT'S IS SOMETHING TO DEAL WITH YOUR HEART..... emoticon LOOK SOME THINGS UP ONLINE AND SPARKS HAS THE BEST EATING PLAN.... START USING YOUR FOOD TRACKER....... IT REALLY HELPS WITH ALL THE CARBS/FATS/SUGARS/. ETC... OK CHRIS LET'S GET SERIOUS AND DO THIS.... emoticon

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ROCKPORT9 2/9/2014 1:49PM

    The cold does affect your body and appetite. I know when the barometer drops, my joints more than ache. I read an article yesterday that cold does seem to increase people's appetite...even affects dogs' appetite. I gave in to the pain and appetite last week. This week I am fighting the appetite and sugar with lots of drinking water and high fiber snacks. A microwaved sliced apple with a little water and cinnamon is great! emoticon hugs, Laurel emoticon emoticon

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