My doctor called me yesterday. He is concerned with my cholesterol. It is high. The bad cholesterol is really high but overall I'm in the border-line category. I told him about my new exercise and diet program (I've lost four pounds over the last week). He agreed to let me try the diet and exercise route for three or four months. He knows my family very well, however, and is worried about the genetic component.
I'm not as worried. My sister went vegetarian and her cholesterol levels dropped dramatically. I probably won't go quite that far but I will cut out all red meat. I've been eating much better anyway with the whole dieting thing.
Four pounds in one week. I was very happy.