H-D-L… L-D-L… M-O-U-S-E…

I got the call the other day.

I thought it might be coming, but I believed I had staved it off.

It was not to be.

My doctor says I have high cholesterol.

Despite having changed my diet over the last year, to include less red meat, and dairy.

Despite having lost 30 pounds.

Despite having for the last year, done everything I could to make my cholesterol numbers better… they got substantially worse !!!

My parents both took medecine to lower their cholesterol… and between my sisters and I… I was the lucky one !

So, here I sit on a Saturday morning, newly resolved… just after New Years… but that has NOTHING to do with it.

What it does have to do with, is the determination that I will take the pills… but I will also work harder… continue to eat better… and work out more.

So, as I’m sitting here, watching the Canucks game, I have eaten my oatmeal for breakfast, laden with cinnamon and anti-oxidant loaded unsweetened fruit.  I’m sipping my Green Tea, and nibbling almonds.

I may not be able to defeat the genes that my cholesterol-challenged parents gifted me with… but my parents also gave me a dogged stubborn streak about a mile wide.  I don’t acknowledge “cannot” as a word in my vocabulary.

I have suffered a setback.

But damned if I’m giving up !

I’d like to elaborate further, but it’s time for me to go take some flax and salmon oil.

See you at the Gym !!!