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SG blog #3 - My plan

Saturday, January 11, 2014

1. reduce carbs and stick as much as I can to whole foods.

2. stay away from sourdough pretzels (Costco and World Market have big plastic jars of sourdough pretzels that are sooooo good….but they have to stay out of my house!) – with both carbs and salt they are double trouble for me.

3. get serious (and consistent) about getting more active. Keep going with the January Jump Start challenge. 10 minutes of toning/strength training per day and 30 minutes of cardio 5 days a week is making a difference.

4. Talk my doctor into increasing my thyroid meds - a TSH of 1.63 is too high for me since I am on porcine meds.

5. Fight against being put back on statins. Total chol is 238, but LDL is 133 (range is 0 - 130 so I am not far out of range). HDL is 57 which is good. Triglycerides are still high at 244 so I need to research that. (If she pushes, maybe I can talk her into giving me a higher dose on the thyroid meds if I take the statins - and then not take the statins? Hmmmmm)

I hope I can get back on track and get rid of 20 to 25 more pounds – and never find them again!

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    Great goals, I should make some myself. I am just so not good at this at all.
    2016 days ago
    How are you doing? Great plan, best to stay away from the pretzels, hope there are not any in the house! I would volunteer to come over and remove if needed emoticon
    2032 days ago
    I hope all is going well with your plans. It's hard to be good when the rest of the population is having fun. I often wonder why I make all the sacrifices and no one else seems to be doing likewise.
    Have a great Tuesday! Can't wait to hear how all is going! emoticon emoticon
    2045 days ago
    I know your addiction to the pretzels. I used to eat them like crazy. There are very tasty but the amount of nutrients you get from them is not as beneficial as tehy would be eating something with less salt. I would eat them all day long and it showed. Glad I am over them but now I am on a peanuts eating frenzy. I love them and they can be healthy if you can quit at one serving and not 4.

    Good luck with the cholestral and triglycerides. I have a problem with my cholestrol but its much improved with weight loss. The fat in peanuts is helpful in reducing it.

    Have a great day and an awesome week! emoticon emoticon
    2047 days ago
    Lowering the carbs should help the triglycerides.
    2047 days ago
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