mimibenham's Journal, 08 December 2007

WELL LAST WEEK I GOT MY TEST RESULTS BACK FROM SOME BLOOD WORK. I'M NOT TO HAPPY. I HAVE VERY HIGH CHOLESTEROL YUCK!!!! MY DOCTOR PUT ME ON SOME PILLS AND TOLD ME TO GET OFF ATKINS AND ON A LOW CALORIE/LOW FAT DIET AND TO EXERCISE 3 TIMES A WEEK. AT FIRST I WAS SO UPSET. I WAS REALLY GETTING INTO THE ATKINS THING. BUT, NOW I'VE GOT MY MIND SET ON DOING GOOD ON THIS AND GETTING OFF THESE PILLS. I DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO TAKE PILLS. I ALSO DON'T WANT TO HAVE A HEART ATTACK OR STROKE. THATS ENOUGH TO GET MY BUTT IN GEAR AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. I HOPE I STILL CAN LOSE THE 15 POUNDS BY CHRISTMAS. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE. THANKS FOR LISTENING!!!!
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Bummer on the medicine. I'm always amazed at doctors to where the first thing they push on patients is "take these pills," instead of insisting diet & exercise & stress relief first, then if that don't work THEN maybe take pills. Since you were already doing some form of weight loss program, I think he should have let you continue with that for a while and encouraged you about how the benefits of a good wholesome diet will also help lower high cholesterol/blood pressure, reverse heart disease, etc. But nah! If doctors did that, they will lose big time profits. Hang in there.  
08 Dec 07 by member: Pking
I hope you get it worked out with you new diet. Good luck! 
08 Dec 07 by member: sararay

     
 

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