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
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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. Last week wasn't a very good week for me, but by last Friday, I'd gone back down to my lowest weight so far on this journey.
results (as of 8/24/11):
actual weight lost/gained this week: GAINED 0.2 lbs
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actual weight lost/gained since 7/20/11: a total of 12.75 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 had a great week last week, and this week I feel like I'm back in a slump! I did have surgery last Friday so that's my excuse. I barely ate a thing Friday and Saturday and really not tons since then either. At least, my intake was well within my limits. However, I GAINED 3 lbs overnight after the surgery?!?!?! It's been a huge struggle to get that off. I don't even know how that happened!! This is so frustrating and discouraging!
I've tried to exercise even just for a few minutes but even a few minutes is making me nauseous right now, so exercise is apparently not going to be a big thing for the short term. I've been able to increase a little bit each day, but still doing fairly low-key exercises. Still just doing Wii Fit, but I'm a little limited because of this:
It's hard to do anything that requires arm movements right now!! My home activity level is also markedly decreased because of this limitation. No picking up Peyton!! It is making things a little difficult.
I just want to get this weight off!!! Going to have to work extra hard if I want to reach my goal. I had lost about 14 lbs as of the day before my surgery 0.2 lbs higher than last week! No one ever said this was going to be easy, I guess!! I'm trying to keep my chin up but it's hard! I feel like I'm sliding back to square one! I know 0.2 lbs isn't much AT ALL, but it's frustrating all the same. I'm sure with extreme dedication today I can reach my lowest weight yet in just a day or two!