Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Somethings got to give

So, I went to my doctor last week for a regular checkup. I've been taking a thyroid medication for a number of years. Chances are most of the really tall and/or big people you know take medications for that. Anyways, they took some of my blood just to have a look see. I had been feeling more tired than usual recently, so I was wondering what they'd find. Sure enough, my levels were low. Even with the medication I had already been taking my thyroid was severely underperforming.
Unfortunately, thats not all they found. They found 2 other things of note. First, elevated enzymes in my liver. They're not exactly sure what that means, but they'll do a follow up test for that in a few months to see if anything changes. Second, bad cholesterol. Thats not exactly the scientific term they told me but essentially it means I have high levels of bad fat in my blood. Their are good and bad fats and I had a high amount of the bad.
This is not really a surprise to me. I've essentially been overweight my entire life. Even seeing video of myself when I was 5 and 6 I had a gut. I'd say now is the time. All these other things are happening in my life, I think now is the best time to attack this problem. I imagine trying to eat healthy is like trying to quit using a drug. It'll by no means be easy to kick my habits. Like everything else in life you know what you need to do, its just a matter of actually doing it. I have no money and the less healthy the food is, the cheaper it is. My mother's side of the family has a lot of morbid obesity. Almost all of her family is fat. My Dad is not heavy, he's just an average size guy. However, he's had a lot of health problems over the last few years and is currently dying from prostate cancer. I'd like to be thin for my Dad. I'd like it if he saw me thin before he dies. Maybe thats an egotistical thing to say, but It will work as far as motivation goes. Their is one big problem though, I don't know where to start. 

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