Miraculum's Journal, 16 May 2019

Totally off the rails today, and I can't blame the church luncheon social after Mass! I did really well there, for lunch.

However, I weighed (not "lifted" -- weighed) "heavy" this morning and let it git to me. And I saw "Southern Sweet Cornbread" at the Harris Teeter supermarket last week, and that's been stuck in my head ever since. Then, I ate a box of "Nips" coffee hard candies. (The FS food entry is accurate as far as nutrition facts but labels them as "sugar free." Liar, liar! Pants on fire!)

I got my cholesterol panel results from my endo appointment on Monday. All my numbers are going in the wrong direction. I have my work cut out for me.

POSITIVE SLANT: On the cholesterol front, I stopped my statin because of muscle pain, so I expected some "adjustment." (I need to be more focused on my low-carb stuff, because my triglycerides are still up.) The good news: I ate only half the pound of cornbread (with butter, warmed up) and threw the rest in the trash, commingled with coffee grounds and egg shells. And, overall, half way through May, I'm doing better on my macros and calorie count than I did in April, and still have 15 days left in the month! YIPPEE!
221.0 lb Lost so far: 64.0 lb.    Still to go: 53.0 lb.    Diet followed poorly.

Diet Calendar Entries for 16 May 2019:
2497 kcal Fat: 140.25g | Prot: 69.33g | Carb: 241.51g.   Breakfast: Safeway Stevia, Coffee (Brewed From Grounds), Harris Teeter Heavy Cream, Water. Lunch: Water, Brownie, Chocolate Chip Cookie (Home Recipe or Purchased), Deviled Egg, Sweet Red Peppers, Cucumber (Peeled). Dinner: Boar's Head London Broil Cap-off Top Round Oven Roasted Beef, Water, Jell-O Sugar Free Cherry, Publix Original Whipped Topping, Skinless Chicken Breast. Snacks/Other: Water, Southern Sweet Cornbread - Deli Bakery, Butter (Salted), Nestle Nips Sugar Free Hard Coffee Candy. more...
3779 kcal Activities & Exercise: Resting - 4 hours, Watching TV/Computer - 6 hours, Sleeping - 7 hours, Reading - 6 hours, Driving - 1 hour. more...
on diet LCHF: Low carb, High fat / Ketogenic Diet   gaining 17.5 lb a week

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Don't let it get to you. You got this! We've all had those days where food gets the best of us. I did, pizza got me last week. I bounced back, and good to go now. Keep at it! Cornbread is good though, lol. :)  
16 May 19 by member: Jay2584
Thanks, Jay2584. I need the encouragement! And, yes, I haven't had any cornbread in a dog's age. Got that outta the way! 
16 May 19 by member: Miraculum
Anytime, that's what we're here for right? To help each other out, and give that extra nudge of support when needed! :) One of my friends who happens to be a fitness nut, and personal trainer told me once. " Don't think of it as a cheat meal, or as something you CAN'T eat. Depriving yourself is not healthy. Portion control is everything. You want that slice of pizza? Eat it, A SLICE! Then back to your lifestyle change." That helps me out. Just my two cents. Yes...he lectured me on binging on three slices of pizza and a breadstick lol. But also praised me for continuing to work on my lifestyle change. :)  
16 May 19 by member: Jay2584
Got some good composting going there. Keep it up. 
16 May 19 by member: jeannieselby
I also had to quit my statin because of muscle pain. The joints in my back were so painful I could not function. I think elevated cholesterol levels have just as much to do with heredity as diet.  
16 May 19 by member: shiny50
Question,is it all statin that causes muscle pain and what is the name of statin you take? 
16 May 19 by member: oofster
I take a statin and I’ve been having bad muscle pain in shoulder and ive been having horrible leg cramps.  
16 May 19 by member: oofster
@oofster, I was taking atorvastatin (Lipitor), 40 mg once a day. It's my understanding that any "-statin" can cause muscle pain and cramps. 
16 May 19 by member: Miraculum
Hi, I also take Lipitor 10mg a day. Thank you Mira. I hope you don’t mind me calling you Mira :) 
16 May 19 by member: oofster
Are there any supplements that would help? I have been taking slow release magnesium and using Lite Salt to make sure I get enough potassium. 
17 May 19 by member: gz9gjg
I couldn't take statons either because of muscle pain. Dr. Told me to take ,CoQ10 and it would help with that but it did not. I would have pain when I walked . So I quit taking them and I think I tried 4 different ones. Someone told me to take fibre capsules capsules and after I did that my cholesterol stays about 200 to 210. So I am happy with that. Another friend told me her husband took dragons and he had muscle pain and has developed neuropathy. So good luck. 
17 May 19 by member: Fishingwidow
Statons not dragons. 
17 May 19 by member: Fishingwidow
stations might make more sense, but dragons is more epic.  
17 May 19 by member: Vocatus
Interesting that fiber helped, I wonder why 
17 May 19 by member: gz9gjg
You're getting to be a pro on trashing the temptations. Good for you. Has your physician suggested fish oil capsules? You can get the kind labeled 'odorless' and you won't burp them all day (the thing that kept me from taking them for years). 
17 May 19 by member: FullaBella
Good job on the trash thing.  
17 May 19 by member: liv001
@oofster, no, of course I don't mind being called "Mira"! I think it's very cute! @Fishingwdow, I like the idea of taking dragons for cholesterol. Do they carry them at GNC? LOL! Regarding cholesterol, from what I've read and heard from several doctors (Berry in KY, Nally in AZ, Eenfeldt in Sweden, Fung in Toronto), total and LDL cholesterol is not the boogie man that it's been made out to be. I'm not worried about that. I do want to get my triglycerides down, and that will happen with lowering carbohydrate. Instead of fish oil, I'm going to make a point of eating salmon and tuna several times a week. (I just can't get my head around sardines. I've never tried them, and they sound gross but, hey, I never tasted salmon till I was in my 40s. I'm more than 20 years overdue for a new "fishing" experience.) 
18 May 19 by member: Miraculum

     
 

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