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April 23, 2007



I'm a fan of walking if you ever wanna a partner...
Someday I'll get Kara to walk to Ted Drewes...sure it defeats the walk but hey it better than a mile drive there.

Sue J.

I was in your exact position (except for the Vitamin D) about 5 years ago. I started on the oatmeal for breakfast, the walking, the no junk food, no pop, the whole 9 yards. I can tell you that it all works. It was killer for me to change so much all at once, but I did it and now my cholesterol in under 200. You can do this!!! Thanks for speaking out. Lots of us need the proverbial kick in the butt.


Gah! What the heck?! I do go to the dr. every year and I do bloodwork and all, but yikes. Glas you went there missy. Get over here and eat something green, will ya?

Hey. Convenience and green go together at Trader Joes. Had awesome chicken sausages from there this weekend. And easy turkey meatball sandwiches (microwave, hello?) are my kid's favorites. And they're way cheaper than schn**cks.

Call me and let me cook for you. We'll get that Cholesterol down!


Yikes! Good that you found out now and not when it's too late to make changes! I'm doing Weight Watchers and love it. It's really teaching me about eating habits and exercise, though I've been eating out with all the traveling. Makes ya think about all the "fun" we had when we were younger!


Oh dear!
Good thing oatmeal is actually pretty yummy. (I put dried fruit in mine)
Lucky and good you got tested and have time to change!


good for you for trying to eat and live healthier. i worry about high blood pressure and high cholesterol because it tends to run in my family. i have a bit of a temper, so i won't be surprised if i have high blood pressure in the future. i really feel so much better about myself now because i'm eating a lot healthier, and walking the dogs regularly helps.


I second the trader joes and weight watchers suggestions but wanted to add that Amy's Organic brand makes great healthy convenience foods. I love their frozen pocket sandwiches... a few minutes in microwave or 20 minutes in oven... super easy way to get vegetables. Good luck!


I had that Vitamin D test done 8 weeks ago and scored a 9. Yikes! I've been on the prescription for 8 weeks & am scheduled for more blood work on Monday. I'm pretty sick of being poked with needles, but at least I have a mammogram scheduled that day too. Could it get any more fun?


Oh, I meant to add, there's a really nice cookbook called _Not Your Mother's Slowcooker Recipes for Two_. I have some other cooking for two cookbooks I like. Cuts way down on the leftovers and the slowcooker is really convenient. There's even a recipe for cooking your oatmeal overnight so it's ready when you come downstairs in the morning. Good luck!


Hi! I started an exercise/eat right program five weeks ago and the key for me has been PLANNING. I figure out what to make for the week's lunches (usually a grain-based salad since I'm a vegetarian) and 2-3 dishes to rotate for dinners. There's no way I could have stuck to it without figuring it all out in advance. Also - keep lots of snacks on hand - apples, oranges, the like. If I'm hungry, I eat. I just don't eat out of the vending machine any more. Good luck - I'm sure you can do it! :o)

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