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Wednesday, October 3, 2012


My cholesterol, triglycerides, and bad cholesterol were higher than they should be, but not irreparable. I can fix it, and my glucose was in normal range, so I'm not diabetic.  It's a big fat warning.  One I've had before, but I've outlived my Dad by 8 years now, and I know how much he's missed.  I don't want to miss anything.

On to a healthier, more vegetarian lifestyle.  I will do it slowly, but I can't give up meat entirely, just go to leaner cuts.  Yoga and walking will be my choices for a consistent exercise, and that does not include chores that will yield many calories burned - like deep cleaning, moving furniture, or painting.  I head into the holiday season with trepidation, as the temptations will be plentiful, but I have to change now.  I don't expect to be able to skate by any longer, and the worse thing right now is how much I hurt everyday - from being fat.  

Monday, October 1, 2012

Coming Along...

I decided against the South Beach program, because as I looked over Jillian's meal plans, I really think I could change to that kind of lifestyle.  I love the recipes, and all I have to do is print a shopping list, which she provides.  I'll be "cleaning out my closet" this weekend and completing my "clean" shopping trip as well.  It should be fun, because I get to eat things I already love and try new recipes.  Luckily, my hubby is up for the challenge, too.  Here's hoping he will like the change in food.

I said today that I'm at a "now or never" point with this weight stuff.  I have been for years, but I'm 45, and you get lucky for only so long.  I have got to get it off.  I want to be a LOT more active.  I always knew when I would reach this point, but I thought it would come sooner.

I put myself into action today, and realized that I needed support, as suggested by my mom, and I started a little support group.  It did wonders for my mood and accountability.  I feel less alone already, and others joined immediately.  I posted recipes, a video of Jillian, and my highest weight pic.  I highly recommend having others to support you - it may save your life.