You Can Take Anything, But Please Don’t Take My Bacon
I hate to be a dieter in January. I promise I’m not one of those New Year’s Resolution types who joins Jenny Craig and a gym every January only to stop participating by the time the Super Bowl rolls around. Sure, I have my struggles with weight and exercise like every normal girl over 30, but I like to think I’m less cliché about the whole thing.
For instance. My M.O. is to sign up for races and then kind of half-ass my training and finish disappointed with both myself and my finish time.
Oh, don’t worry, I’m not going turn this into a diet/fitness blog. I read and remain fascinated by plenty of them, including The Run of It and Runs for Cookies, but I know that’s not why you come here. I’m not inclined to blog with any real consistency about my weight or my calorie tracking. (Mostly because I prefer to gloss over my failures with talk of writing and contests.) So just allow me this one indulgence today…
…Because something happened to me Thursday. I got a phone call from the office manager at my OB/GYN’s office. (Yes, that OB/GYN.) She used the words “high” and “cholesterol” and then told me that Dr. S wants me to exercise and watch my diet and go back in four months for more bloodwork.
The good news is, I was already counting calories and gearing up for the Finish Line 500 Festival 5k in May. (Good God, did you notice what time that thing starts?!) The bad news is, I still love butter and bacon and macaroni and cheese as much as I ever did.
So anyway, I could probably use a little encouragement or something. Though this cholesterol thing is easily remedied either with lifestyle changes or medication (yuck!), it makes me feel old and fat to say my cholesterol is high. If you’re on MyFitnessPal, you can be my friend. That’ll be a good first step.
Also, I think it’s time I start looking for a really slow running buddy. Maybe I could place an ad on Craigslist:
Needed: one really slow running buddy who doesn’t look cute in exercise clothes. Those capable of running 5 miles per hour and simultaneously holding a conversation need not apply. West side preferred.
What do you think?
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