Now, this is even more crazy! My cholesterol went up!!!!! Urgh, how can this be! I pretty much eat vegan. I only eat fish and egg whites. Everything else is plant based. I know that I haven't been eating the best way because I can't cook for myself, currently. I am eating more fish than I would normally and the take out meals that I have been eating must be causing the high cholesterol. I figure that even though I am eating plant based foods, these foods must have more oils than I use. I am sure of it after all.. they have to make the foods taste great! I have seen plenty of posts about how oils can raise your cholesterol too. Now I believe it. Man, I just can't believe how careful that I need to be in my eating!
Also, I have other restrictions on me because of the hysterectomy. I haven't been able to exercise for two months and I haven't been able to take some of my vitamin supplements because they cause bleeding (thin blood). Which is great for heart health but not surgery health.
Goes to show you how important everything is that I have been doing for my health. Every little piece matters. I hope that soon I will have no restrictions on me and I can get back to normal.
One thing that I am so excited about is that I finally broke the barrier. I have not been able to loose weight for two years. I have been stuck! Probably because of the two large cysts that were growing in me. Basically, I could not eat because it caused me great pain to eat since those cysts were taking up all the room in my stomach. I never thought that I could juice. Well I juiced for 2 months because that was all my stomach could handle and I lost 15 pounds! I am so excited that I am now 60 pounds lighter from when I started this Plant Based Diet journey. See my post on the before and after me.
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Never give up ~ Beth
|This is me at 190 pounds.|
|This is me at 250 pounds, the beginning of my journey.|