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Funny and True

i got some lab work results back recently – lots of good news, and borderline high cholesterol.  So i decide i’m going to work on managing that with diet and exercise, right?

i’ve been doing a low carb diet, and trying to eat non-processed foods already.  i’ll just add low cholesterol to the list, it’ll be fine.

Then i have this god-awful bout of indigestion.  Heartburn.  i can’t eat any damn thing without being miserable.  

So i find myself wandering aimlessly from aisle to aisle in the grocery.  “Low risk for heartburn” is first on my list of criteria at this point, which eliminates just about everything except oatmeal and rice.  High carb.  Oh, pasta.  i can eat pasta.  Also high carb.  And very processed.  No tomato sauce – butter, maybe?   High carb, high cholesterol.  

See the problem?

It’s so ridiculous, i have to laugh.  

But i found some OTC medication, and have been eating very carefully, very slowly, and very little for days now.  i have cut back on coffee and eaten only a bite of chocolate.  i sip on ginger tea during and after each meal.  

Pay off?   No heartburn for 24 hours, and i might have lost a couple ounces.  

Started taking pomegranate extract for the cholesterol, and discovered it might lower my blood pressure too.  Feeling pretty healthy all of a sudden.    Still think a trip to the grocery is likely to be a clear case of rock – hard place – hard place – rock.

Would anyone still read this if it becomes a healthy living journal?

Mwhahahahaha – just kidding…