It’s a lovely fall day here – sunny, a little nippy … and YES, my 22 month old was running around the back deck in only a tshirt! She found a few acorns to play with … and loved hearing the leaves crunch as she ran over them barefoot.
No, I didn’t let her stay out there long in this condition … and yes, someone DOES need to re-stain our deck.
In other HutchHaus news, I got my results from my recent triglyceride re-check (last Wednesday), which leads me to an official Healthy Hausfrau Report:
There’s good news and there is bad news.
The good news is my triglyceride levels are DOWN … the bad news is they are down from almost 500 to 304, which is still TOO HIGH. My doctor’s nurse said he wants me to double my medication … however, he doesn’t know that I never took my medication in the first place!! :-O I have tried to work on drinking more water, eating healthier, and having more OATMEAL!! I was going to add fish oil to my supplements – and have yet to get some.
Now comes my dilemma: I have a bottle of pills that would be an easy fix to get my levels back to normal by the time I go back for a re-check in January OR do I continue on with trying to do this on my own. I am leaning towards just continuing my efforts to improve my health the natural way. While I realize that high triglycerides are SERIOUS – in that they can lead to stroke, heart attack, etc etc etc … the fact that mine are on their way DOWN is good, right?!
And so, today marks a new day – a new resolve to work towards a healthier lifestyle.
Today is a good day to begin. We have a fairly (Lord willing) easy week ahead of us, hopefully staying close to home & home cooking. Over the weekend, I was so sick with a migraine on Saturday that I thought I had the stomach flu … but the constant pain in my head was assurance that the constant nausea was just a side effect. After suffering for 15 hours and dealing with a rebound headache all day Sunday, I have lost quite a bit of water weight and feel slightly less bloated. That’s a good place to be – kind of a clean slate – and dare I hope that an even healthier life style WILL help ease these migraines that have come back with a vengence in these last few months?!
And so I re-commit today to my goals & pursuing them even more seriously than ever:
~Drink more WATER (or at least unsweet tea or water w/ lemon or SOMETHING hydrating)
~Eat more OATMEAL (for what it is worth, I’m convinced there is some redeeming quality to this grain! and I like oatmeal, which I honestly can’t say about a lot of whole grainy things)
~Watch the refined carbs & chocolate intake!!
~Take my vitamins AND my supplements faithfully, daily.
~Take Miriam for a walk or some form of exercise as often as possible.
~Eat more lean protein, eggs, and nuts (almonds).
~More fruit & veggies – I love fruit & vegetables & salads … I just need to make sure I budget for them & take the time to prep them. Convenience food is so much more … well, convenient (but so much more BAD in comparison).
a REMINDER that “30 Days of Thanks” begins TOMORROW, November 1st.
I will be blogging about what I am thankful for EVERY DAY – join me if you can; be thankful in your heart if you can’t. 🙂