Monday, October 26, 2009

Healthy You (Me)...

Went for my Healthy You visit on Thursday. My cholesterol level is rather high, enough so to warrant the Dr. prescribing a low-dose of a cholesterol-lowering medication. (Thank goodness for generics! I can get my Rx at work for a little over $2, almost $5 less than our insurance copay of $7 for generics.) However, if I am diligent enough with diet and exercise, I won't have to be on the cholesterol med long term.

I am also supposed to start taking Fish Oil 3 caps/day, a fiber tablet, a multivitamin, and Flax Seed (Rouse's sells some kind of "meal" that you can sprinkle on your oatmeal, yogurt, etc....) I intend to follow my Dr.'s instructions, 'cause he knows what he's talking about. And I like that he was very open and honest with me about my cholesterol, as well as my weight and BP. My BP was slightly elevated, but not to the point of needing medication. With diet and exercise, it will be easier to control. As far as actual weight loss, I do qualify for the surgery, but am currently opting to try diet & exercise first. If, in a couple of years, I still haven't lost a significant amount, then I will definitely consider my options! I want to do whatever it takes to be here to watch my babies grow up and have families of their own. But I know if I try hard enough, I won't necessarily need to rely on surgery....

I am also going for my very first mammogram on Dec. 2nd. Our insurance will cover one per calendar year once I turn 35. So my appt is 2 days after my 35th birthday. Nothing to be alarmed about. Nothing was found during the exam at the Dr.'s office. Just a baseline routine screening. :o)

I am proud to say that I am also still going to the gym 4 to 5 times a week. I fully intend to keep it up, because that is pretty much the only "me" time I get! ;o)

Just wanted to give y'all an update on me... I hope everyone has a fantastic week! Robert and the boys and I are looking forward to Halloween with The Toncreys and their other friends. The only drawback to all the fun is that Sunday morning (after partying, trick-or-treating, sugar-filled candy, etc...) is when we set our clocks back an hour. I realized today though that our boys will still be thinking it's an hour later than it actually is, so I am on a wing and a prayer when it comes to being able to sleep in an "extra hour" Sunday am.... LOL!