Tuesday, April 21, 2009

As a matter of fact it DOES suck

I am at one week post bad cholesterol number news. I have been very good and extremely vigilant about eating and exercise.

The exercise I don't mind so much.

The constant analysis of every single bite of food I put in to my mouth...I mind A. LOT.

I am more than ready to get past having to think about all of this so much. I am ready for this to be a habit as opposed to...well...not being a habit I suppose.

Not very patient am I? I know there are a few theories out there about how long it takes to form a habit. I am pretty sure that none of those theories say that a habit can be changed in the matter of one week.

Too bad. I was hoping to fast track this bitch.

Let's talk about something else, because I am spending way too much of my thinkin' time on this topic.

I got to stay home today! We have had a good run of good health, that has come to an end. #1 was sent home with pink eye yesterday and not allowed to return to school until she had been on antibiotics for 24 hours. She feels fine, and the eye already looks better. So we have hung out, played the world's longest game of war, went to her favorite sandwich joint for lunch, and now she is playing outside with the neighbor kids, who are home schooled. Not a bad day all in all. Soon we are off to Barnes and Noble so she can get the latest book in her beloved Warriors series.

So my outlook about work continues to be pretty dim. Not sure what to do about it still. I will have completed the requirements for my clinical license in a little less than three weeks. Once I have the clinical license in hand, I think it will be time to start thinking about what I want to do. I have mostly just been complaining, and biding my time these past two months waiting to finish up this clinical licensing process. Now that it is nearly done, I feel like I need to spend some time making some decisions. Not really looking forward to that decision making part of things.

Oh well. I guess it is all part of this so called "grown-up life."


Lindsey said...

I absolutely love reading your posts! You make me smile :)

Miss your face!

Missy said...

Thank you!! I miss you too! I still have not met that charming little man of yours yet. We need to change that soon!

Glad you stopped by!

Shari said...

I won't tell you my cholesterol. It will make you reach through the computer screen and swat me upside the head. Whenever I want to tweak my hubby, I ask him how his cholesterol level is. I swear that family history is the key. My husband's entire family had cholesterol problems -- even his exercise/healthy eating brother and sister.

Missy said...

I try not to cyber-slap people if I can help it. I think you are right and a lot does have to do with family history. I am trying to keep that in the back of my mind. Weight Loss, proper diet and exercise may not do the trick here, and I may still require medication at some point if these efforts don't pay off. I will be unhappy about that, but at least I will already (hopefully) have developed healthier habits to go along with the drugs. (That doesn't sound right!)

Meanwhile I can grumble in my head at my husband who seems to be able to eat whatever, exercise rarely and have perfectly fine cholesterol readings.

colleen said...

If it makes you feel any better my cholesterol was 320 when I was 22 years old. The doctor at the KU student health center went ballistic when she saw that. Good news is, at my 35-year-old checkup it was all the way down to 250. Still way too high, but you have to take these victories where you can find them.

I started WW online again this weekend, so I'll be thinking of you on the road to lower weight and hopefully cholesterol! Sucks getting old!