Post # 1
So I’ve known I had high cholesterol for awhile.
My last cholesterol was 270 last March. Doctor did not start me on any medications at that point.
I don’t have the best diet but I have been trying to improve it. I don’t exercise enough and am also working on this. However, skyrocketing cholesterol runs in my family as well.
I’m 5’7″ and 135lbs, a totally healthy weight.
As a nurse I’m paranoid of blockages and strokes and crazy things!
Any other bees that can sympathize with me? I’m having it checked again soon!
Post # 2
Jw1724: when i was 19, 135lbs 5’2. super active. i found out my cholesterol was like 350!!!! thats when i started eating better. i used to eat whatever i wanted and had no problem with wieght. think god cuz it in a way turned my life around. i would eat steak and potatoes and hell a whole mini choco cake from the store. im still the exact same size. but im 27 and exersice and still diet. eat super healthy.., well i try. with this it has gotten better but now a ton. eventually if i still have a prob with it they will put me on meds.
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard
Jw1724: exercise can help bigtime. I was taking the bus to work and not really active when I was diagnosed with high cholesterol. then I started walking to and from work every day (about 3 miles round trip). it went back down to normal in less than a year!
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Jw1724: I had a history of high cholesterol when I was younger but as soon as I moved out on my own and had complete control of my diet it dropped significantly. I cut out canned veggies and replaced them with fresh in season or frozen veggies (plain no sauce!). I eat a lot of chicken and turkey with the occasional shrimp, tilapia, and pork. We only buy beef two or three times a month for burgers or steaks. We also do not use very much salt (it’s not even in a shaker) and I try to buy loer sodium products whenever possible. I also try to eat a bowl of oatmeal every morning and supplement with Benefiber because high fiber is supposed to help lower your cholesterol too.
I know it’s hard to do when you have a job like being a nurse but it’s important to plan your meals and pack your lunch. If after 6 months of controlling your diet your cholesterol doesn’t lower significantly then it’s time to discuss other options and the possbility of medication with your doctor.