Thursday, December 16, 2010

A General Health Update.

Most of you who read me on a regular basis will know about the health issues we are going through lately.  With my hormonal stupidity and now Sean's hypoglycemia, we thought that would be it.  Our family doctor called us and asked Sean in for an results appointment.  Apparently Sean's cholesterol, well, sucks.  His bad cholesterol is too high and his good cholesterol is about half of what a normal person has.  The doctor said that if Sean keeps doing things the way he is now, he'll have a heart attack by the time he is 50.  He is 37 now, for the curious out there.

He got this huge list of foods to limit and avoid.  He grudgingly went out and bought skim milk for his coffee.  Everything on the avoid list has suddenly become Sean's favorites.  As an example, Sean enjoys olives.  It's not like we really keep them in the house even, but he gets them on his sub when we go to Subway.  We get olives for Yule and Christmas.  All of a sudden he is grumbling about how he can't have olives whenever he wants!  Umm, you ate them all of 6 times a year anyway.

He also has to start losing weight.  We already knew that I had to, and we recently got  Wii and a Wii Fit from a friend who didn't use them anymore.  So I started using that, and he went along with it for the other games and the bowling and such.  When I would try to get him to use Wii Fit he'd tell me that he figured that part was more for me, he didn't NEED to lose weight.  So then he grudgingly had to create a Wii Fit profile.  It told him he was 49.  I thought it was hilarious, but he didn't!

Sean even jokingly asked me, "Isn't there some sort of spell we could find that would help my cholesterol?!" I said, "Yep, it's called exercise."

He was not amused. 

So for now we are still watching what we eat and using butter flavored spray on everything.  I ordered some new seasoning off a website today, I'll tell you all about it when I start using it!!  We are both doing Wii Fit for at least half an hour a day.  Sean is even considering doing Weight Watchers with me!  He has to go back for more tests in 6 months to make sure everything is going okay.  He is feeling pretty lousy about everything, but it's only been a couple of days.  He'll feel better soon.

In the meantime, we are just dying from sore muscles.  Wii Baseball is hard!!!

Goddess Bless,



  1. Yeah I think that alot of people know how he is feeling because high cholesterol is not good. The bad cholesterol that is. But there are some things you might want to check out.

    Lecithin is a good oil and it's supposed to help with the bad cholesterol. It has the Omega 3's and 6, the fatty acids that we need but our body does not manufacture. There are other oils too, like the fish oils, flax seed oil, hemp seed oil, etc. Like cod liver oil, (we used to get that in school), halibut liver oil, Krill oil-but so expensive. These are also found to be disease fighters. Check on google and you should be able to find recent studies done.

    Fiber in your diet helps too, but you need to increase that gradually. There are many sources of fiber, good cereals, veggies, fruit, etc. Flax seeds, ground flax, and many more.

    I hope that this will cheer Sean up. Of course exercise is good for everything. Gotta love that Wii. Take care.

  2. Thanks so much! Lecithin is sounds like something we should definitely check out. We are getting him Omega 3 supplements, and buying whole grain breads now. It's really hard at the moment because of all the cookies and shortbread and stuff in the house for Yule!