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Great information...great topic! Sounds like you have done your homework. I try to eat right, my problem is I just don't get enough exercise!!
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Good points on being honest with oneself.
All things are possible if you only believe, even losing 15 pounds
...and when you say you need to be serious, testing IS serious! I've had the complete work-up, they tested everything they could bill me on barring catheter and that's cos there's ZERO call for it (now).
If you're really serious, do want to 'buddy?' Hopefully you track everything you eat -- if so, I'd love to start a buddy or group/ challenge here that reports macros at least.
I eat a lot more fat but it's healthy fat (well, or not but it's REAL food's fat--not dairy, though, cos I can't eat dairy...I have a bunch of 'can't' foods due to Celiac then specific things...I recently went through a year-long doctor-supervised elimination testing period to get rid of some dangerous foods for my health -- I'll still eat ice cream but try to avoid it!).
I'm on NOTHING!
A few RNs flew into a fit about the fact that I should be medicated ANYWAY because it's so obvious with literally EVERY human I'm related to by blood having issues.
I eat healthy (healthier than anybody in my family, coworkers or friends -- but I totally admit to eating sugar and drinking booze but I TRACK it ALL!). Lately had a lot of other health issues that knocked out any fitness but I'll be back doing things when I can. I love to move!
Without being a model or bodybuilder or sports trainer? I'm exceptional compared to most. The doctors and nurses ALL have said, 'genetics trump lifestyle' but then they also say I'm kicking this...so far. Maybe after menopause, we'll see some unavoidables but right now? No.
Why take RX when my blood panels are exceptional? I understand 'cos everybody around is ___' but that's literally not MY BODY. Yet.
Edited by: LILY_SPARK at: 1/11/2013 (14:32)
Hey, sorry Lily,,,didnt see your last paragraph,,,,think Im just worried,,,,and wanted info,,,,,
Thanks for replying Lily,,,,,your not on a statin or anything?....I was just diagnosed with familia hypersholesteremia,,,,,my mother out of the blue had 4 bypass with a valve replacement......so I decided to get checked out and was diagnosed with the above,,,,,had a heart scan which did some small amt of plaque......so I need to be serious,,,,,easier siad then done sometimes tho,,,,,,,
Great post, I agree,,,has anyone had the calcium heart scan????.....any thoughts?
This is a great post. I should be a blog to get more exposure to these vital messages across to many more people.
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I have had high & bad cholesterol since I was a teen. Every member of my family has died of heart attack or is living after one, had by-pass and/ or stents, all on BP RX and cholesterol RX.
You'd think that would've scared me but it didn't -- exactly. It's easy to push things to the back of your mind. When I had chest pains in my early 20s and about 10 years later, I thought I had breast cancer (call me stupid).
Long story short: dad's 5 heart attacks didn't faze me (he smoked 4 packs a day & drank at least a 12 pack for 55 years -- AND eats fried foods everyday).
When mum had one (actually DIED and was brought back) and then had quadruple by-pass?
The nurses and doctors read me the riot act!
I began the process of getting myself checked out. With my insurance, that meant the GP first, then an order for cardiologist. There, they noticed two things that were not right. I went for full cardiac studies (scared TO DEATH, shaking the whole time).
I learnt that all my fitness fun and all my attempts to keep strong and functional (congenital lupus, so I have a double whammy) did ONE great thing: My ticker's doing great. Turns out my carotid arteries are great (they thought there was an obstruction before the bigger tests).
If you're surrounded by family with it and since you're a fresh non-smoker and if you're overweight, etc? Get your fasting blood panels. If dr wants you to do more, keep after it.
I 'fixed' my cholesterol problem by STOPPING what the US FDA recommends (vegetarian and whole wheat). For *my* body, getting off grains, eating plenty of meat and freggies AND eating loads of fat did that (I only use coconut oil and EVOO). I'm eating steak right now. I do NOT eat fast foods, fried foods or anything that isn't a real/ whole food (nothing processed--'if you can't pronounce it, don't eat it').
It's give you peace or it'll give you a plan! Welcome!
Edited by: LILY_SPARK at: 1/11/2013 (14:02)
Greetings! I found this forum while looking for heart healthy information. I do not have heart disease (to my knowledge) although I know I have many risk factors, family not the least of them. I have quit smoking (just hit my 3 month mark) and I am in the process of eating healthier and losing weight. Unfortunately, since doing all these things I have noticed symptoms. Not sure if I am noticing them because they just started or because I am paying more attention. Many of them have me super nervous. Anyway, a place to talk, vent, ask and get backup sounds great... so here I am.
The path I chose to take is my own... join me and walk beside me or get out of my way!
Every pound lost and every step taken is dedicated to my kids! Especially my sweet daughter.