Tuesday, February 27, 2018
I had my lab results follow up with my doctor on Friday. My cholesterol is too high again. It's so overwhelming because I don't understand it really. That means on Saturday and Sunday I was in a mood and not doing my best. It's hard to stay positive especially when you are slowly dropping weight but the lab results aren't measuring up. I'm just feeling really down about it and it's hard to stay positive.
She has recommended that I drop the carbs and at first I thought, I don't eat that many because I have limited pasta (maybe once a week) and I don't typically pick up sandwiches or bread for meals. Then I started thinking about my snacks. There are cookies and donuts involved although they're always within my calorie count, I think I just have to drop them until this all gets sorted out. I've also reserved some books at the library.
I did some research and picked up metamucil. I'm always low on fibre so this will help. I'm also going to up my salmon intake to ensure I'm eating it twice a week. I have a follow up with her in a few months and if it's not down, then I'm on more pills. I'm way too young for that. I need to go full blast and really make a difference before I see her next. When I look at the risk factors for cholesterol, it really is my weight that's an issue. It has to go. There's just no other way around it.
Fortunately, the weather is warming up and my work schedule will allow me to go for walks at lunch for the rest of the week. Veggie stir fry tonight. I'm looking forward to it.