Wednesday, May 2, 2012

another challenge

If you follow me on twitter, you know that I have been working hard on my weight since January. Last week I attended a health screening at work and found out that my cholesterol is sky high. I was not that surprised because five years ago at 25, I was also informed that I had high cholesterol. I was also told that I am overweight. My BMI is high by a smidgen but that still did not feel good.
I was disheartened when I received the news. 
Why am I making such a big deal out of it? Stressing? Taking it personally?

Because I have been working really hard. I have lost 17 lbs. since January and have been eating healthier than I have in a long time. And my cholesterol is still pushing 300?

I am motivated by positive reinforcement. I was feeling really good. Now I feel really bad and I can tell that my motivation is waning. I have already worked so hard and am still not in decent shape? I should be focusing on how far I have come, I know---but I just feel so

Defeated.
 
I need to remind myself that I can do this.
I need to get back to my routine and continue working hard.
Eventually, I can make a dent. 

*Thank you to my twitter peeps who are my support and inspiration. Thank you all for the encouragement and advice.

13 thoughts:

Cassie said...

Seventeen pounds is awesome, Gina! You should be so proud! I understand feeling defeated like that, but just imagine what your tests will show four months from now! You are certainly on the right track, and since you didn't do a health test when you started all this, you really don't know the great progress you've made. Stay the course, Gina, you can do this :D

Sarah @ The Birds Papaya said...

hang in there! keep fighting the good fight and knowing you're doing all you can is better than the guilt of doing nothing at all. go gina!

Tia said...

Don't get discouraged. While one thing may not be where it should, you are healthier in other areas. It may just take a little time for your cholesterol to go down but it will happen :)

Gina Dixon {Hiya Luv} said...

Thanks Tia! I sure hope so. Thanks for the positive thoughts;)
gina

christine said...

Do not feel bad about this!!! THis is just a hiccup that's all Gina. You've done so well since January and you should be proud of yourself. Take it as something that is positive....this will get you in healthier and better shape. I know how it is - to feel defeated, but you have a lot of support behind you (Including me). You got this!!

Christine

Lena Leson said...

Oh Gina, I'm sorry–I think doctors forget how much weight their words carry, and since they're not with us as we make healthy choices and head to the gym, they don't really understand the context for our physical (and mental!) health. But you are amazing, and I know you can do it!

Jodi said...

That sucks that you didn't get the news you were hoping for but you should be so proud of the weight you lost and the healthier eating. I try to eat healthy and it usually only last a day or two. I need to be better at it!

moois van ' me ' said...

i recently red somewhere that you can't influence your cholesterol with your food that much... sometihing about 10 % or so... I think it is not because of a lack of effort that it is high. It just is... Maybe medication would help a lot more ?

Gina Phillips said...

Thanks Jodi:) It takes a lot of self discipline that is for sure:)
gina

Gina Phillips said...

Thank you for your constant support and votes of confidence, Lena!;)
gina

Gina Phillips said...

Thank you friend! I love having you in my corner;)
gina

Gina Phillips said...

thank you!

Gina Phillips said...

Thanks Sarah! I appreciate the words of encouragement;)
gina

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