diagnosis: high cholesterol
clinical goal: intake of less than 200mg cholesterol per day to reduce bad cholesterol by 10/20/11
personal goal: drop 20 lbs by 10/20/11
First, I am participating in a massive giveaway over at Naptime Diaries. You should swing by and check it out. There's lots of awesome stuff to be won!
Back on July 20, 2011, I posted a personal plea to all my blog-world friends for healthy recipes, tips, websites, etc. after I had been diagnosed with fairly high cholesterol. I'm still willing to take suggestions, so please link up in the comments here!!
I am still using MyPlate to help me track everything that's going into my mouth. But I have to be honest. This was a very difficult week for me. I am an "emotional" eater at times. This past week has been very stressful and emotional. I did not have a good week. We had the emotions over the whole medicaid nursing hour cut-back thing. Then we had the 10th anniversary of the passing of our baby boy. As we do each year, we have a little small family celebration with a nice dinner and cake.
I've had good reasons for eating atypical meals this past week, but I'm so bummed out now. I feel ashamed. This really stinks. I did manage to keep my cholesterol in check, though, so that's good, right?!
results (as of 8/17/11):
actual weight lost/gained this week: GAINED 0.4 lbs (I am not happy about this at all)
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actual weight lost/gained since 7/20/11: a total of 10.15 lbs LOST!!
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accountability on cholesterol intake: I am still very successfully keeping my intake under 200mg per day; most days, it's even under 100mg per day!
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I am still exercising by doing a lot of Wii Fit. Once again, I have increased the time spent each morning doing the exercises. Most days I'm doing about 35 minutes, but I'm trying to hit 40 or even slightly above now.
I had reached the half-way point for my 20 lb personal weight loss goal last week, but this week has just been bad for me. I'm just so unhappy about it all.