Went to my Cardiologists this morning with BTB and I had a good report and a not so good report. First off, he was amazed that I have managed to quit smoking, lose almost 20 pounds (it is 20, but then the next day the dang scale adds a pound or 2) and stick to this low fat eating thing for 6 months. I've also lowered my LDL (bad cholesterol) 100 points, my HDL (good cholesterol)7 points and the exercising at Cardiac Rehab is working. YIPPY!!!!
The bad news? My LDL still isn't low enough and my HDL isn't high enough (or big enough, seems I have very tiny HDL thingy's) AND - this is the real kicker! He wants me to lose ANOTHER 20 pounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So, I have to up the exercise (I just don't know what else to do, I'm not the athletic type), he doubled my cholesterol lowering medicine (Lipitor) and I have to take some prescription Omega 3 capsules 3 times a day. BUT - I'm still living so I'm happy.
If any of you have any ideas on how to exercise more, please share. The Baby Girl and I are going to try playing tennis and I just bought a new racket but the Dr. says I have to run after that ball, I can't just lob it over the net. I've never played tennis and just stood in one spot before - what's up with him? His game of choice must be golf, ya think?
So that's my news. I'm sticking to it cause I'm too young to have to worry about dying of a heart attack and he says he wants me around to see him in a nursing home, so I'm going to!
There's no pictures in this computer (it's the one that the hard drive crashed awhile ago) so no pictures tonight and really, I haven't been doing any knitting either. I've been crocheting!