Well, the grim headline came on Monday….according to this news report, the overall health of Baby Boomers is getting worse. While that is sobering for the big picture….in my tiny part of the world, there is good news. Not great….but good!
Last May, I wrote of a blood test which was my last straw. I was finally ready after years of poor effort, to turn my health around. So, I began daily exercise and healthy eating. I was tired of diet after diet…losing…gaining it back…losing again…no real progress. That is when I finally decided to just eat healthy. I knew it would be a slower process, but hopefully lead to a lifestyle change …for good!
Though I have a long way to go, I am finally on the right path!! Yesterday, I sat in the doctor’s office to listen to results from a new blood test and I confess to some anxiety as I waited to hear if there had been any changes from four months back. I had visions of a future of heavy sweating in a gym and eating just lettuce, if the current plan of daily walking and responsible eating was not working.
But, all worries of a more stringent course disappeared when the first results came through….YES, real progress was made!!
Triglycerides (last May) 270 (yesterday) 173
Total Cholesterol (last May) 240 (yesterday) 214
|Walking in the early morning before the sun appears has paid off!|
Definitely in the right direction. I know I have a long way to go…but I think I need to just keep up what I am doing and be very careful not to quit! It would be easy to think...
This isn’t fast enough…
I will never get to the acceptable numbers….
My weight never changes….
But, instead, I will be positive and pat myself on the back with a hand… NOT a visit to the ice cream salon!Have a Wonderful Wednesday everyone!