Probably more often than you think.
I would love to hear this!
Let’s take a look at one area of my life that I need to turn around…..my terrible blood-work.
From a year and a half ago:
|CHOLESTEROL, TOTAL||191||125-200 mg/dL|
|HDL CHOLESTEROL||37||> OR = 40 mg/dL|
|LDL-CHOLESTEROL||104||<130 mg/dL (calc)|
|CHOL/HDLC RATIO||5.2||< OR = 5.0 (calc)|
From three months ago:
|HDL CHOLESTEROL||41||> OR = 40 mg/dL|
|CHOLESTEROL, TOTAL||253||125-200 mg/dL|
|LDL-CHOLESTEROL||141||<130 mg/dL (calc)|
|CHOL/HDLC RATIO||6.2||< OR = 5.0 (calc)|
I’m a science guy and know that charts show off information best…….So:
It’s so obvious that not only are the numbers bad…….they are much worse than then year before. This is why my doctor was giving me the evil eye and wanting to give me cholesterol medicine. The worst is that I haven’t changed! That’s why when I read this story in the New York Times: The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food …….a lot of things made sense. It’s no wonder that changing my diet has been SO difficult.
Have you ever run a trail race? I’ve been looking at several that are nearby and they look really fun. Most are half marathons to full marathons…. Many have 30 and 50 milers…. NUTS.
I’d love to do one of the half marathons to see what’s it’s like.
Have you run a trail race? Like it?
At least that’s the mantra I’ve been repeating to myself all day.
….Were the words my doctor started my physical with today. My blood work numbers were off the charts! HDL, LDL, Cholesterol, Triglycerides……you name it, they were HIGH. I thought they were elevated last year…..but this was a big step (jump) in the wrong direction.
My Doc suggested (strongly) that I get on medication.
Time to Eat Vegan and Workout Strong.