Last night I got a call from my Dr about my blood work results. Everything was good, except for cholesterol. This has gone up for me a little bit each year. They fit me in for an appointment, and I was ready to discuss the issue with my physician. I figured she would be all over me (I have also gained 10 lbs). But, she wasn't. I told her what I eat each day, and what I do for exercise. She then made suggestions; don't eat anything that is fermented- this includes yogurt, breads etc. (well, eat them sparingly). I knew the bread thing already, and have researched insulin/cholesterol relationship, and the more carbs you eat the more insulin you have and then you end up with higher cholesterol. Also, inflammation causes higher cholesterol, and I have inflammation in spades. So... a sea change in how I eat. Yes, I can still eat steak, etc, but breads (which I adore) have to be cut big time. I do feel much better with less carbs anyway. For instance, I can't eat pasta, because I it's almost like I am comatose after eating it... So, back to a good hearty salad and soup for lunch, and lots of water. Water helps with the inflammation too. I am just happy the Dr did not push for Statins, as I am loathe to put anymore chemicals into my body than I need.
I am still very sore in my back from the hay work I did the other day. Not ever happening again. I can lift a few in a day, but not hundreds.
Today I HAVE to do two laps with the dogs. Joe was so bored yesterday after just one lap, we can't have a repeat.
I think I have found some dog broke sheep to bring home. That would be great. I worry my sheep will just bail on Joe and either jump a fence or smash into one. If I had bigger fields with less pressure, it would go better. Eventually he has to go on the Cheviots, but right now, we need one aspect a bit calmer.
So, that's it for now. On the road to better eating habits, and on the way, I hope I can shed some weight!