Inspired by watching the CNN documentary
last Monday night,
I set out early the next morning for the lab
in order to find out the level of risk
I was living with. . .or the amount of denial
I was in.
The results were back by 3:
Total Cholesterol: 245
And that's WITH a cholesterol-lowering medicine.
You can look up the guidelines -
suffice to say I flunked the test!
I come from a family that could live on lettuce
and still measure cholesterol in their arteries
with a spatula.
So! I came home and packed up all
the meat and dairy in my fridge
and gave it to a neighbor.
. . .thick cut butcher bacon, pollo asado,
frozen chicken breasts, doz eggs, box of butter. . .
Then I threw out the remaining cows milk.
The next day I bought Rice Dream - Rice Milk
Beverage - for my GF Corn Chex, fresh fruits and dried nuts,
several different grains, spinach, asparagus, more
herbs and spices, three kinds of potatoes, two kinds of
mushrooms, artichokes, two kinds of lettuce, a loaf of
still-warm GF bread, and made a feast for dinner
I will still eat occasional seafood,
eggs in my GF baked foods, and a little olive oil.
In about six months I will retest and we shall see
how I've been doing.
I'll let you know!
If the numbers are not going down sufficiently
I will become a vegan.
If Bill Clinton can do it, so can I.
SO, UMMMM, WHAT'S YOUR
Don't let this happen to you!
So, what IS you cholesterol?
Do you know?