My eating is going well. I never go off the plan anymore. That's a good thing but its also a bad thing. Its bad in that when the weight loss slows it cant be corrected with diet. It is then time to turn to more water or more exercise. Its so much easier for me to change diet then to do all the other stuff.
I just got my lab work back and my cholesterol went up instead of down. I was hoping that with a 50 pound loss I would see my cholesterol drop. Apparently this rise in cholesterol is common when a person is losing weight. I googled it and discovered that the body is releasing fat and toxins into the system and this in turn raises the cholesterol. The report I read cautioned against taking any medication for cholesterol if this is your case.
I really wonder if my doctor knows this. She wants to see me in four months and decide then whether I need meds. I'm going to print off this article I found on the web about it and give it to her. My overall cholesterol is not high its just that the ratio from bad to good is off. I am now just a little over 200 total cholesterol. Ive never been that in my life but I'm not really concerned.
In a way it helps me to have this test. It's a real sign that I indeed am breaking down fat. It helps to know that real things are happening inside of me. Its exciting in an odd sort of way.