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Bloodwork. Cholesterol. Sugar. (Diabetes)

Blood work. My cholesterol is high, my triglycerides are ridiculous, my sugar (A1C) is 6.1, all as of last October. I have an appointment for my yearly physical on January 26th. I've been doing all I can to improve these numbers. I'm eating between 7-13 servings of fruits and veggies daily. More on days I'm off and can stay home and munch, and less on days I work. I've decided to start prepacking baggiges of fruits, veggies, and nuts, to snack on while I'm at work so that I can get as many servings in a day as I can. I wasn't going to weigh myself for 3 months, but then realized I need to weigh myself NOW so that if what I'm doing isn't working I can adjust it somehow. I've lost 5 lbs so far on this particular Way Of Eating, and I've lost a total of 25 since my high weight. Woot!
Nothin' to sneeze at!

I feel like my body is so sick, and I am doing what I can to make it well again. That means eating ALL the fruits and veggies, whole grains, 90% whole foods diet in general and I'm taking supplements. I was taking 2 pharmaceutical grade fish oil pills a day, the bottle says you can take 2-4, so I've started taking 4 since I have a doc appointment coming up and I'm trying to improve my health profile as much as I can as quickly as I can. I want my doc to know I'm 'in it to win it' and showing some improvement over October's numbers wouldn't really hurt! I'm also doing DDP Yoga 3-4 times a week. I started off with 3, but I'm going to try and increase that to 4.

For dinner tonight Joey made the dumpling chickpea/kale soup recipe from Thug Kitchen: eat like you give a fuck. This is probably hands down the best cookbook we own. That's saying something because we have at least 5 books by Isa and I adore her stuff, but Thug Kitchen is serious competition in my opinion. 

Also,  my friend over at The Vegan Hostess reviews this dish, so beyond saying YUM, I don't' really have to do any reviewing because I agree with her assessment, so, thanks for making my job a bit easier there Joce! :D


  1. Keep up the great work! Your dedication is always inspiring to me. I tend to keep on track for two weeks and then fall off the wagon so way to go


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