I got some bad news from my doctor. I am not surprised because I have not been doing a very good job at taking care of myself these past few months. My cholesterol is at 250 UGHHHH!!! Now back on the Lipitor. I weigh 190.5 lbs and I cannot believe that I am having so much trouble figuring this out. How can I be so very successful at most other areas of my life, but when it comes to my health and my finances I suck? I guess that’s why I have these goals and started this journal…ok onto the good news.

Yesterday my daughter, my dog and I walked 3 miles around the lake. It was hot but very beautiful and well worth it. I made curried chicken with chickpeas and lightly sauteed spinach (very little olive oil).

Today, I went wogging (jogging/walking combo) on the treadmill for 40 minutes(until my foot hurt so bad I couldnt stand it). I made fried bananas (in a little cooking spray) with cinnamon and splenda, and topped it with some fat free ricotta cheese. I ate that after I had grilled shrimp on spinach salad. I also made some quiche with egg beaters and lots of spinach and fat free feta so that I can have healthy high-protein, low fat breakfasts this week. Let’s see how it goes.

I am feeling good right now – just trying to take this one step at a time. Until tomorrow!