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turning into a health blog not spending

January 14th, 2018 at 07:43 pm

So 6 months ago I had "high" cholesterol. I have been trying to avoid red meat and fried foods. It hasn't worked. I haven't also lost the weight. So I have a two fold problem.

I am still in the high zone at 205 cholesterol. I'm worried. I need to get serious about this diet and losing weight. Perhaps it won't change my cholesterol alone losing weight. I probably need to change more of my eating habits. But it's a place to start.

I have to be accountable so I might as well start here. I am going to post everything that goes into my mouth. My small goals are to lose 10 lbs in the next 6 months and get my cholesterol under 200.

If in 6 months I'm successful I'm going to get myself a treadmill. I haven't found a gym that works for our new house. But I will try to use the insanity tapes I once used and walking.

I'm also debating weighing in everyday. I do want to lose weight. I'm going to try myfitnesspal. I am not joining any weight watchers or anything special. I just have to commit to doing this.

I am going to do it.

Today I had half a donut for breakfast, samples at costco for lunch with a hot dog with a diet soda, and a salad/veggies with 4 oz of chicken alfredo I made. Yes I decided this after lunch today but still I have to make good choices.

And I can't do a crash diet like before lose 20 lbs and then gain it all back when I go back to being "real". Diets haven't worked. I've tried them all.

3 Responses to “turning into a health blog not spending”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    More fruits and vegetables. Less sugar and other foods that cause inflammation. I struggle with my weight too. It is also a focus for me this year. I don't care how fast the weight comes off, it needs to come off. I'm limiting refined carbs...still a little struggle, but bread has been easy to stop so far.

    Read {url=https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/08/10/making-sense-of-your-cholesterol-numbers.aspx] this[/utl] about cholesterol. Your body needs it for many functions. The fact that it is higher than normal for you probably means some other health factor has changed and your body is compensating.

    Good luck!

  2. Dido Says:

    Good luck with the weight loss. It's an issue I struggle with too, and I totally think that issues with our finances and our weight tend to go together. They're both issues that are better solved by changing basic day to day habits that eventually become relatively automatic, rather than by intense efforts of willpower that eventually fail.

    That said, if what you posted is typical of your eating habits, there's a lot of room for improvement if you get used to eating whole foods, especially fruit, vegetables, lean protein, and healthy fats (nuts & seeds, olives, avocados, etc).

    A really "quick win" that helps get a bit of weight off quickly and get some momentum that always works for me is to cut out all grains (bread, pasta etc) and stick to starchy fruits & vegetables for your carbs. There's more nutrition and satiation in a sweet potato than in two slices of toast or a cup of pasta.

    Good luck!

  3. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Nope not really. Usually I eat pretty well. Honestly I eat way too much portions. We don't do a lot of snacks and I've been good about cooking stuff. I made Broccoli, ham, cheddar quiche tonight.

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