WELL, I WENT TO MY DOCTOR LAST NIGHT. THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT ALMOST ALL MY LAB RESULTS WERE GOOD. THE BAD NEWS IS THAT MY CHOLESTEROL IS HIGH. I CANNOT FIGURE THAT OUT!! I EAT VERY, VERY HEALTHY AND I AM ESPECIALLY CAREFUL ABOUT TRANSFATS AND SATURATED FATS. I DO EAT MODERATE AMOUNTS OF THE HEALTHY OILS. AND THE OTHER BAD NEWS IS THAT MY BLOOD PRESSURE IS BORDERLINE. AGAIN, WHAT GIVES?? I REALLY WATCH MY SALT INTAKE AND I DRINK ABOUT 80+ OUNCES OF WATER A DAY. I AM ALSO FAIRLY ACTIVE. I DO CARDIO AT LEAST 3 TIMES A WEEK PLUS STRENGTH RESISTANCE TWICE A WEEK. HE IS PUTTING ME RIGHT AWAY ON A WATER PILL AS I DO TEND TO RETAIN A LOT OF FLUID. APPARENTLY THIS CAN RAISE THE BLOOD PRESSURE.  HE WANTS ME TO GO FOR MORE BLOOD WORK AND TO CONTINUE TO MONITOR MY PRESSURE. IF THE SITUATION IS THE SAME WHEN I SEE HIM IN 3 WEEKS I WILL BE ON MEDS FOR BOTH CONDITIONS. OH, JOY, JUST WHAT I NEED...MORE FREAKING PILLS!!!! I ALSO TOLD HIM THAT BOTH MY PARENTS HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND CHOLESTEROL PROBLEMS. IT IS SURPRISING MY DAD HAS THESE AS HE IS A HEALTH NUT!! HE IS STILL A PERSONAL TRAINER AT THE AGE OF 72!! THE MAN IS IN SOME SHAPE!! UM...REMINDS ME HE HAS A BIRTHDAY COMING UP (72).
WELL, I FINALLY GOT TO WORK OUTSIDE YESTERDAY FOR ABOUT 4 HOURS!!! I GOT A FAIR AMOUNT ACCOMPLISHED BUT I JUST PUTTED ALONG ENJOYING THE WORK AND NOT KILLING MYSELF TO JUST GET IT DONE. GARDENING AND YARD WORK IS MY AT PEACE TIME AND RUSHING AND TEARING DEFEAT THE PURPOSE. TODAY I HAVE A HAIR APPOINTMENT FOR COLOR AT 10 AND THEN A FEW ERRANDS TO GET GARDEN STUFF. AFTER THAT I AM OUT IN THE YARD WORKING. BONUS...TOMORROW IS SUPPOSE TO BE NICE AS WELL AND I HAVE NO APPOINTMENTS..YAHOO!!
WELL, THAT IS ABOUT ALL FOR THE BEGINNING OF THIS DAY. BLUE SKIES AND HAPPINESS TO ALL. DEBBIE

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Hi Debbie! Isn\'t heredity wonderful? I too have cholesterol problems, (thanks mom!) Bill eats so much garbage and his is better than mine, not fair.
Hope it\'s warm enough to get out into the garden - the sunshine looks nice! Have a fantastic, wonderful day. xo
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It really s----. I inherited the cholestrol too. Mine was 330 when I first went. that was 10 years ago, now I am 155. Of course I take a med, my cup runith over. And like Mary\'s Bill my Hubby eats a bunch of junk and cheats when he is out and is thin and has a cholestrol reading of 142, butthead. Actually I should be higher because even tho I eat good I eat bad too. Got to work in the gardens too. It was wonderful. Now I am sore and tired but wasn\'t it fun. Sore hugs. NJ xo