Dr’s app’t yesterday and of course, just as I expected, my cholesterol is still up - actually going up instead of continuing to come down. So. Time to do Some-thing. Really do something. And prove to Paul come September that I can lower it. Maybe if I blog about it - or at least write about it in my journal.
First: oatmeal for breakfast - and a note to Anne asking if oatmeal has the same cholesterol lowering properties when included in other dishes like waffles. Dean had asked and I don't know.
Second: have asked Dean to cook up some beans, no flavoring, so I can have some good, home-cooked beans around to add to different meals. I can put in taco seasoning if I want to wrap them in a tortilla, add other seasonings if I want to put them with chicken and rice, sprinkle them on top of a salad. I like beans and I don’t want canned ones if I can help it.
Thirdly: just ignore the cheese. Dean says it is not so much what I eat as it is what I haven’t been eating ~ and that I need to add more whole grains, beans, etc. He says this is Mark’s take. So - here I go. More grains and beans. And I still intend to ignore the cheese ~ most of the time. :)
Wish me luck. I have no desire to take meds for this ~ and I want to stay around for a long time.