An awakening alarm..

I’ve been lucky all of my life. For my size, I’ve never had health problems outside of one broken ankle, which still causes my ankle to pop at random times.

I know people my size can tend to be overwhelmed with a pandora’s box full of problems, and last week, I got hit with a slight one.

I have borderline high cholesterol.

Last week, I went in for my first full check-up with a physician in years. I should have expected something to come of this after the bloodwork was done.

In the bloodwork results, the doctor asked me to exercise 150-200 minutes/week. With that, he wants me to lose 27 lbs. by next year. It’s completely doable, and I actually hope to have lost more than that by this time next year.

So, I now sit here researching low cholesterol foods and recipes, so I can properly educate myself on this. I know it’s just borderline, but I don’t like the idea of that at all. It’s actually pretty scary to me, because I don’t like it when something is wrong with me.

I’m in two weight loss challenges right now, and I’m hoping that you all can hold me accountable here too. This isn’t just for me to fit in cute, regular size clothes anymore; this is now for me to lead a healthier life than the one I’m leading right now.


  1. It is great that you are taking charge of this now. You can and you will do it! Keep us updated!

  2. Hi! I am doing the holiday health nuts challenge also, and just saw this post. I had “borderline high” cholesterol for years, but have finally managed to get it down to normal. I think the three contributing factors were eating oatmeal almost every day, supplementing with flax meal and lifting weights. Some recent studies have actually been showing that dietary cholesterol may not have as big an impact as previously thought (which made sense to me because I never really ate a whole lot of foods high in cholesterol). See a summary here:

    Good luck in taking charge of this!

  3. It’s good that you got the news early, when you can still do something about it. I think it might be easier for you to stick to your diet and exercise plan if you know it’s for your health and your future. Good luck!!!

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