Dear Chubby Hubby,
I know that you make the worlds best popcorn with your "undisclosed" amount of butter. I am writing to inform you that your popcorn has been banned from our home. Yes, I said BANNED.
The reason for this ban is because of the test results I got back from the doctor....I HAVE high Cholesterol! I have never in my life been remotely high, so imagine my shock when the test came back at 214! I blame you and your damned butter!!!!! And don't think for a minute I am going to accept the "Well, you didn't have to eat it argument". That stuff is like crack you know we are both junkies.
Is this your way of trying to kill me? If so, I have a whole new motivation to clean up my act. I have a lot of years left of irritating you.
Your Obese Wife who is on her way to having heart disease.
I just came back from having a routine physical. Here was the breakdown:
The good:My iron is completely back to normal. Also my blood pressure is very good. and I "grew" .25 inches (thank you Pilates). I don't have to go back for another year!
The Bad:My weight. My doctor isn't worried very worried about my weight even though I do fit in the "obese" category. I explained my frustration about the non-existent weight loss. I listed the workouts that I do and shared my food journal with her. She told after her review, she as impressed with the workouts but not so much the diet. I am still consuming way too many calories and way too many carbs. She suggested that I cut back the calories again and up my protein. Most of the stuff I have been eating (with the exception of the popcorn) has been pretty good but there hasn't been a lot of protein.
She then added the advice of working out harder, longer, and be mindful of portion control. She also reminded me that I am no spring chicken and I can't eat like an 18 year old even if I do a 20 mile run. Gee thanks....at least she is in the same boat.
The Ugly:High Cholesterol!!!!! Now we are into non-vanity issues. I have never had elevated levels. I am springing in to action to nip this in the bud and get this down to where it belongs. I could be from having butter laden popcorn at 10PM last night (Damn you Chubby Hubby!!) or it could be that my weight is catching up with me. Either way, I am scared straight.
I never like going to the doctor but I really had a nice time catching up with my doctor. She has lost a lot of weight and has a lot of the same struggles as I do. She also has gotten into running and cycling so we had a lot to talk about. I apologize to the patient who was after me because we bullshitted for a LONG time.
Weekend wrap up with running.
- I did 5.05 miles on Saturday. I got caught in a thunderstorm and had my first run with negative splits and my fastest mile EVER! Maybe there should be lighting on every run that I do.
- Sunday was an easy 3 miler. The humidity and heat got to me but still did it.
- Today, will be Jillian Michaels Shred. Too hot to run tonight (for me at least).