Last week I had to fast for my cholesterol test. Interestingly enough, when I went back to the lab to have my blood drawn I was a little shocked when the lab tech inquired, "To verify you are here for a cholesterol screen and a pregnancy test?"
Ummm...NO. NO. NO. I am NOT pregnant. Then, I realized her confusion and attempts to clarify, see I have two orders for blood work and completely not comprehensible to me, I can't have the tests done together. The pregnancy test is to verify that I am not pregnant before I proceed with my tubal ligation in the near future. That blood to be drawn at a later date.
The results of the cholesterol test: BAD.
For those of you that are unaware, I have the bad gene lottery ticket. My results are significantly worse than two years ago. Granted two years ago was shortly after completing almost 7 months of training for the 3 Day Breast Cancer Walk too.
But I will not deny that exercise and I have gone through irreconcilable differences over the past year. I attempted mediation. I attempted counseling. To no avail. So I did the next best thing...I walked away (of course not far and not fast - afterall that would have been exercise!)
Now with a lot under the rug and extra weight holding the rug down, time is not on my side. The daily vitamins are impacting nothing.
My triglyceride level: 287
The "phone nurse" recommended that I discontinue all "processed, fatty, sugary, fast foods and alcohol." While I could eat better, I don't eat the previous significantly enough to warrant an immediate change of the triglyceride level if I cold turkey.
Fortunately for me, I reacquainted myself (and introduced MS) to Jillian Michaels over the weekend. I'm serious about getting back into shape and the cholesterol results Monday morning only kicked me in the ass a little bit harder!
I have visited with Jillian now four days in a row and NO, that doesn't include watching the Biggest Loser tonight either! I completed Day 3 of the 30 Day Shred, although I much prefer my favorite Kick Boxing video instead. I am bound and determined to complete the 30 Day Shred, get motivated and lose 10 pounds by Spring Break.
I was advised to take Fish Oil to reduce the triglycerides and I haven't purchased them yet. I just can't bring myself to embrace that...yet.