I finally got the phone call I’ve been waiting a week to get. The results from my bloodwork came back. My cholesterol level dropped from 248 to 197! I’m so excited with the progress I’ve made. My goal is to get it even lower, at least 150, in the next 3 months.
I was shocked to find out that it had dropped 51 points in the first 3 months. It was much easier than I anticipated to change my diet. I will admit that I have cheated a time or two. Since Dec. 1st, I’ve had 2 cheeseburgers, 6 slices of bacon, 2 egg rolls and one McGriddle. Those are things I felt guilty eating. Oh, and a single hot dog. Trust me on this one… I’ll NEVER eat another hot dog.
I really didn’t make that many changes. Cheerios was a huge factor. I had no idea there were so many flavors of Cheerios! You’ve got regular, honey nut, multi grain, banana nut, chocolate, Cheerios crunch, berry burst, frosted, apple cinnamon, fruity, and yogurt burst. Banana nut and fruity are my favorites. The kids are really liking the frosted. A bowl of these for breakfast or just some in a bowl without milk for a little afternoon snack.
I switched to soy milk. I was never a milk drinker before. I just didn’t like milk. I gave Silk Very Vanilla soy milk a try and I love it! It has to be the Very Vanilla though. I did try Vanilla instead, but it wasn’t what I was looking for. Now I drink at least 2 glasses of this every day.
Almonds. I grab a handful of these little jewels and snack away. Sometimes I get carried away and eat more than just a handful.
Believe it or not… Ramen noodles. They are pretty high in sodium though. BUT the sodium is in the seasoning packet so I just use only half of the packet. I started doing that when the kids eat them also and they have never noticed.
In conclusion… I did it! I did it! Go me, go me!