Time to get real:
I’m 25 (2.5 months until I turn 26). My doctor called me yesterday after getting my lab results back from my checkup. Turns out, I’ve got high cholesterol. And high triglycerides.
Now for me this is more than a little disheartening. I stress eat, at times even binge eat. It’s ugly. Eating crap for comfort is something I’ve struggled with quite possibly my whole life. I wasn’t always fat. There’s a gorgeous picture of me when I was 17 in a size 4 prom dress. But after I graduated and got out of the house and there was no one to see what or when or how much I was eating, I really started to struggle. Also in those years, I was battling most with my own feelings of anxiety and depression.
I’ve tried some pretty serious diet and exercise routines. I’ve been lucky enough to have my good friend Kyle around to point me in the right direction with some of my more peculiar dietary needs. Plus he’s always been encouraging every time I fall off the wagon for a while and then realize I should try to get back on.
One thing I have learned to do in the past couple of years is stop gaining weight. I don’t eat terrible, but not the low-calorie/low-fat plan that would get me to where I’d be most healthy again.
Right now I’m hungry. I’ve kept track of everything I’ve eaten and drank today, though, so I know I can have a snack. It’s excruciatingly tedious, let me tell you. But at 25, I really don’t think I have a choice.
Then once I get used to this stricter food situation, we’ll see about getting back to the gym more regularly. I don’t feel too guilty about it, though, because while exercise is always* good for you, it really doesn’t have much to do with your cholesterol.
Oh yes,also an important part of a healthy lifestyle is sleep.


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