Saturday, January 3, 2009

Triglycerides

That's what's wrong. My triglycerides are way high. My total cholesterol was 203- not great, but not terrible. Basically, my doctor told me that, in my case, the triglycerides are high because I'm thirty pounds overweight, and I need to lose that weight, stat. (This can also happen if you have diabetes, which I don't- my blood sugar was a nice, normal 81- or if you drink too much, which I definitely don't do!)

So. This morning we went food shopping, and I bought lots of fruits and veggies. We're buying a treadmill so both of us can exercise without leaving the house. (Because, really, who wants to walk around the block when it's 20 freaking degrees outside?)

As of this morning, I am 150 pounds. My goal is to lose twenty of those by summer.

Oh, yeah, and I have to get the triglycerides retested in three months, too, to see if they've gone down.

5 comments:

The Dating Guru said...

Good -- glad it's something you can do something about -- between all the veggies and the treadmill, I predict you'll be healthy by summer! :)

Karin said...

I hope so. And I'm glad it's soemthing I can do something about, too. I actually appreciate that my doctor spoke so bluntly to me about the situation- I've heard that a lot of doctors don't do that, for fear of offending the patient or something.

debsmad said...

Don't forget to eat your oatmeal, or Cheerios, or whatever it is that's guarenteed to lower cholesterol. hehe

Karin said...

I bought some of that, too! :lol:

The Dating Guru said...

Aren't you 5 foot 4? 150 pounds isn't really that overweight for a 5 foot 4 woman, is it??