Early last week I got the results of some blood work. It wasn’t good news. My cholesterol and triglycerides were way too high. Doc wanted to put me on a low dose Lipitor, but I told her that I would rather bring them down through diet and exercise. So I started the ball rolling by putting on the walking shoes and picking-up the weights.
I also cut out some of the garbage I’d been eating. Not that there was a lot of garbage, but there was enough to cause some problems. And, to my absolute horror, I came to understand that eating mountains of healthy fruit adds pounds too. So I’ve cut back on fruit, Boo, hoo!
The nurse told me that because I was already eating low-fat that my bad blood numbers could be attributed to the lack of exercise. So exercise is a big part of the program for bringing down those numbers.
I’ve also found that breaking the habit of having something sweet with my cup of tea is an achievable goal. It was hard at first, but the secret is cutting out the extra cups of tea ( throughout the day) and replacing them with healthy fruit teas. Chocolate cookies just don’t taste good with blueberry or raspberry tea.
So, I’m on the road to better health and cleaner blood and looking forward to the next round of blood tests in three months.
The best news is that I have managed to reverse the diagnosis of Osteopenia I got two years ago. Yeah! My bone density test last week showed that my bones were normal and healthy. Whoo-hoo! How did I do it? You may ask…the miraculous D-3 supplement. One year on calcium supplements made no difference, but one year on D-3 reversed the bone loss.