Thursday, February 6, 2020

February 6th, 2020 At The Moment

February 6th, 2020 At The Moment

Since our last edition, I've maintained the integrity of my food plan boundaries, I've remained refined sugar-free, I've met or exceeded my daily water goal, and I've stayed well connected with exceptional support.

Good morning! I never know how alert mom will be when we speak on the phone. Her condition continues to be an up and down kind of thing and the changes can be noticed even hours apart. For the most part, she seems to be doing much better. The nurses are on top of things very well--so her level of care and attention is really right where it needs to be at the moment. I'm very grateful and I feel confident in her care plan.

I've made some immediate changes with my food plan in response to my lab work results. I've eliminated high-fat cheeses. I'm reserving low-fat mozzarella as an occasional on-plan choice, but the higher fat stuff is out. I haven't missed it yet--not even a tiny bit, actually--which tells me something. I've also cut down on my consumption of half & half for my coffee. I ordered a straight black dark roast coffee yesterday and it wasn't a bad experience at all. The goal is to eventually be dairy-free. The fact that I can type that without severe anxiety is a good sign.

The "bad" cholesterol in the "high-normal" range isn't necessarily an emergency and as a few have suggested, the number may not be influenced exclusively by the high-fat dairy in my food plan--managing stress and getting more exercise, plus maybe some strategic food plan additions that are widely known to help such a number, may all help bring the number back down to where it's been most of the last several years.

My morning foundational routine is complete, my food is planned and ready for today, and I'm headed to the studio shortly.

By the way--for those who have inquired about my good friend and mentor, Gerri--she's doing very well after the stroke she recently suffered. It was a minor one--however, if you ask me, minor or major: Very scary. She's received good care and will continue receiving good care. That's a wonderful blessing, for sure. Have an amazing Thursday!

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1 comment:

  1. Sorry for the unsolicited advice but I have had issues with my bad cholesterol in the past too. At one point my triglycerides were over 600! The doctor wrote "South Beach Diet" on a prescription pad and told me it's an order not a request. He explained it was the sugars that were dropping the fat into my blood, not fats. 2 months on South Beach Diet and my bad cholesterol was down to 86. I am always careful with starches and sugars now because I know my numbers get wonky if I don't.
    I am thinking of you and praying for you and your mom. I'm proud of you for staying on-plan despite how stressful it must be for you!


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