That call. The one from your doctor with your lab results. Telling you that your cholesterol is too high and she wants to discuss a management plan with you as soon as possible.
You go in the next day. Your cholesterol isn't just "kind of" high. It's high - period. It's all just a big mess. Bad cholesterol is too high. Good cholesterol is too low. Triglycerides are through the roof. This isn't good.
Not. Good. At all.
You know you've put on
But you didn't expect this. This is a big red flag being waved right in front of you. Alarm bells are ringing. This is your wake up call.
It's time to get serious about your health.
I say "you" - what I mean is "me".
I've been kidding myself. Making excuses. Turning a blind eye.
"It's not that much weight"
"A lot of people eat worse than I do"
"I'll start exercising again soon"
"I deserve a treat because _____"
But I'll be honest - this shook me up. Put a scare into me. Got my attention.
It's time to stop the excuses and get real. Take charge of my health and make some permanent changes.
Healthier eating. Reading labels, making better choices, tracking calories.
Regular exercise. Wearing the FitBit and tracking my steps. It's no longer a matter of "I don't really want to". Now it's a matter of "I have to".
This will be my journey toward health. I'm inviting all of you along with me to keep myself accountable. And maybe for a little moral support from time to time. I plan to post weekly updates to start. And we'll see where this goes from there.
So, here it is - I am embarrassed to even share this with you - the not so pretty honest truth.
Today: January 16
Weight: 167.8 lbs (you have no idea how much I did not want to type that)
This week I exercised: none
Steps walked: ?
My goals for Week 1:
* Drink enough water
* Wear FitBit daily
* Exercise at least 3 to 5 days
Have you ever had a wake up call which caused you to make some health or lifestyle changes?
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