Trying to stay positive
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
I have been working so hard to get healthier and have seen positive results with losing a few pounds, not many inches but a teeny tiny bit, feeling more energetic, looking better (at least to my eyes) BUT then I had my semi-annual lab work done. It was very disappointing. I really thought after regular exercise, better nutrition, more rest, plenty of water that I would see better results. My cholesterol didn't change. My Hdl went down and my Ldl went up--wrong direction! My triglycerides only went down 6 points. My first thought when I saw the results was, "Why the heck did I give up eating cheese?" and then "What the heck do I have to do?"--I'm exercising at least 6 days a week and I've lost at least 8 pounds since my last doctor visit and the numbers are marginally worse! I know they are just numbers. I know I feel better overall. I don't have the A1c results yet or the chemistries so I really am hoping those give me some good news. I could use it. I just needed to vent about this and get it off my chest. I am not giving up. I will not give in to self-doubt. I will see this as an opportunity.