Tuesday, November 20, 2007


I got some startling but not altogether surprising news last week at the doctor. I have high cholesterol. Not high enough to immediately go on medicine, but high enough that I have to make some changes so that when I see the doctor again in a few months there is some marked improvement. I'm not sure if this just makes me feel old or if it just makes me feel like a full-fledged card-carrying member of my family. My dad had triple bypass after his 2nd heart attack a few years ago, his dad died young after his 2nd heart attack, my mom's untreated cholesterol is over 300, her brother had his first heart attack in his early 30s, and her father had heart disease as well. If there was ever a question about whether or not I belonged to these people, it's been answered now.

So, as most of you know, I'm a bit of a picky eater. Truthfully, I don't know many adults pickier than me (except my brother - and now we know he belongs to us too). So, the changes I'm making will be gradual. There are a lot of easy things I can do though - supplements (about 23 capsules a day), nuts, switching to soy milk (this one is going to be hard), dark chocolate (good thing I love love love it), Cheerios, garlic. I'll let you know how it goes. Oh, and are you sitting down? I joined a gym. Stop snickering. It had to be done.

Is there any possible way that Sonic's new Mac and Cheese Snacks could be considered heart healthy? Pretty please?

1 comment:

kel said...

I'm proud of you!