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Arabesque

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  1. This morning I had an abdominal ultra sound because apparently my cholesterol keeps rising.

    I don’t get it. My cholesterol was always fine & now when I eat less of everything & have lost weight it starts to go up.

    My intake of fats & oils has decreased (not that I was a big fried food person before anyway) & not just because I eat way less. Always cut the fat of meats, still don’t eat bacon, use spray olive oil instead of regular oilEven the tub of butter in my fridge has been there since before May. Lol.

    I just don’t get it? Is it because I don’t eat anywhere near the amount of vegetables I ate before? It surely can’t be because I eat a piece of cheese every day which I didn’t before? Are all my hormones screwed up? 
    Sigh! 

    1. Krestel

      Krestel

      Cholesterol seems to be odd that way. I've got a suuuuper skinny brother-in-law who has sky high cholesterol. So don't let the whole "overweight" thing fool you. They seem to find it in people who have the genetic predispositions for it nowadays it seems. Our bodies are really still a mystery of how they react to certain changes. Just keep at it and keep talking to your doctor. Who knows, you could be a medical mystery?!? Embrace the challenge.

      https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/cholesterol/about-cholesterol/common-misconceptions-about-cholesterol

      Think of it this way, you now have an excuse to try ostrich meat! http://safariostrich.co.za/2016/06/ostrich-meat-benefits/

      PS. Gah hormones!

    2. Arabesque

      Arabesque

      My dietician thinks it may be the regulatory hormones too & that my liver & gall could be having a freak out from the weight loss. It may be causing my low BP too. Hopefully the abdominal ultra sound will show something when I get the results.
      My maternal grandmother had issues which developed in her 70s but she’s the only one. No heart probs, no cholesterol worries in any one else (incl 13 aunts & uncles & my parents) - cancer seems to be our worry - sad face. And they still live into the 80s & 90s.
      Just strange that for 53 yrs my levels have been normal & 6months of weight loss & it’s now high.
      Don’t know about eating ostrich though that could just be burying my head in the sand - tee hee hee.

    3. Arabesque

      Arabesque

      PS - My menopausal symptoms are still MRI. Even with a 42.5 degree day (108F) last Friday not a twinge of a hot flush. Best non scale victory ever. Guess you win some hormonal battles but lose others.

      PPS - Wrapping Christmas presents with air con cranked up today even though it’s only 33C. Ho ho ho

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