Wednesday, June 19, 2013

If I can ... you can!

I have had several doctors appointments in the last couple of months.

And I am always amazed how they start.

Nurse ..... When is your birthday?  What medications are you on??

And I say the name of my happy pill.

And the nurse says .......... And what else?

Then I reply ...... nothing.

Nothing?

Nothing else.

Zip .  Nil.  Zilch.

One pill.  Just one pill to keep me ........ well, let's say ........ balanced! :)

I had blood drawn about a month ago.  We were doing all the tests to make sure everything is ticking like it should be.

LDL cholesterol ........121
HDL cholesterol ........56

Triglycerides .......... 119

Blood pressure ....... great!

And I am one month shy of being 59.

My doctor and I had a conversation and as she said ............... its all about lifestyle and healthy eating.

Do I "exercise" like I should?  Probably not.  I work.  I get up and outside and I work.

Do I give up anything?  Nope.  I eat butter, cheese, beef and pasta.  I eat bread, ice cream, yogurt and bacon.  I drink beer and wine and try to drink less soda all the time.

But it is local ...... it is not processed.  It is made from scratch.  No boxes.  No cans.  Just jars with "Ball" on the side.

It is about ........ really cooking!

And that is what has made the difference.

You really can eat your way to health!










1 comment:

Kelly said...

I totally agree!!!