Good news for me! My doctor now says my cholesterol levels are normal again. A year of being on Crestor has brought my levels back down to healthy. I am so happy, you have no idea! A fourty year-old woman should not have to be on meds for super high cholesterol levels. It’s just not right.
Now; however, I’m going off of them for four months to see what happens. To see if my body levels increase on their own again. The hope is that I’m able to maintain the healthy levels on my own with a little bit more effort on my part. How though? Good question. It’s pretty simple in words, just not in action.
Diet and exercise.
This means I have to eat right and actually do more than just walk around the house and work. I have to do some form of physical activity for at least 30 minutes, 3-4 times a week. On top of this, I must stay away or limit my in-take of high cholesterol foods including my ultimate favourite … cheese. How does one do this? Where will I get the willpower? Do these doctors not know how yummy cheese really is? Seriously?
I am the girl at work that seeks out fellow colleagues for their stash of chocolate.
I am the girl who loves to eat all the bad foods like pizza, fries and burgers.
I am THAT girl you hated in high school who could eat whatever she wanted and still stay thin.
I am NO longer that girl.
I have moved my elliptical machine from the garage back into our house. I have placed it in the room we hang out in the most. I have made a sign and stuck it to the door of my fridge. It reads, ” Have you exercised today”? At work on Monday, I will tell my co-workers what I’m no longer allowed to eat so that if they catch me eating said items, they will confiscate them from me. Yes, this is necessary.
I am the girl with absolutely NO will-power. It is going to kill me to do all of the above without it being HELL!
I am determined to do it though. I would rather live a healthy life than die a young woman.
No fatty stuff is going to block anything important in my body.
I will put up a fight no matter how much it kills me.
Keep me in your prayers friends.
I will need all the help I can get!
I have 4 months to show my body who is boss.
I WILL do it!