Monday, July 26, 2010

Fasting, Fasting, Fasting

  • We had company all weekend, and yesterday I made yummy feta cheese burgers with chopped up tomatoes, chopped green onion, worcestershire sauce and oat meal in them. Oh and sides of salad, cheesy potatoes and watermelon. 
  • My supper consisted of couscous, tofu, plain lettuce and watermelon.
  • Last week I learned that I have high cholesterol and my blood sugar is elevated.
  • I have to go in today to get more blood work done. 
  • Summer school is going on until the end of the week, so I wanted to get this lab testing rolling. My appointment isn't until 3:45 today-after class. I had to fast for 12 hours. Most people test in the morning.
  • I stayed up late last night, and had an additional meal of couscous, tofu, plain cucumber and grapes. This might be my new life because I need to start taking better care of myself. 
  • My cholesterol isn't too incredibly high. It's 206. I have a family history of high cholesterol, over weight family members and diabetes. I told my doctor that I want to lose weight, so that is the path I'm on.
  • I have to say that I've never been too bad with food. I could be better. I make great baked things in the kitchen that I, or Daddy take to work. I don't devour them myself. 
  • At this present moment in time I could eat a horse, and it's lunch time for most everyone, but me.
  • I'm walking more during lunch time at work. It's a start, but I need to exercise more, a lot more.

1 comment:

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Good luck with your new health regime! I love eating and acting healthy because it makes me feel clean and refreshed. I guess it's really hard though managing a healthy lifestyle alongside a cooking blog!!! Your supper sounds really yummy. If you want to look after your cholesterol you should research foods that help bring it down and eat them at the right portion (eg. wholegrains like oats, blueberries, almonds/walnuts, avocado, fish and yoghurt) I know all this because my father had high cholesterol and was able to bring it down naturally which is so good. Just wondering, though, why your post title is "fasting?" I've been reading up about fasting and I'm not so sure whether it's healthy or not...very conflicting arguments out there.


Anyway, very interesting post :)
Have a good week.
Brittany