jpketz Posted December 27, 2014 Share Posted December 27, 2014 It's been a while and honestly I can't say I'm as excited about this W30 beginning January 2, as I was previous two. After a round of blood tests and routine checks that good grownups oughta do at my age, it turns out my cholesterol numbers are a little high, so I've engaged my doc in a little challenge—namely that if I can get those numbers down by February, I'll have proven that I don't need statins. He's a D.O. so this isn't as "out of the box" as it would be a straight arrow, allopathic M.D., but he threw down the gauntlet anyway, so I picked it up. Let the games begin. I anticipate feeling crap for a while, based on previous W30 experiences—one of them started this time of year with all the post holiday carb insanity. But, I figure W30 is like democracy—it may not be perfect but it's better than the alternative. So onward I go into the vortex once again. Dragons, demons, neurotransmitters all poised and ready to fight back, as usual. Adding to the self-imposed mayhem, I plan to not drink coffee this time. Which is more daunting than giving up sugar in many ways. I've suspected for a while that caffeine is exacerbating a few nagging issues and I've been reading a lot of scary stuff about sleep quality, that makes this experiment all the more important. It's also about facing my addictions, and caffeine, albeit harmless compared to some others I've faced over the years, is definitely one. I may find that it's not necessary—I mean I rarely drink more than two 8 oz cups/day—but I don't want anything off the table—especially if it's a compulsive behavior, so as 1/2/15, it's goodbye Peets, hello mint tea. Ack. And the there's the exercise part. I'm pretty good about walking and I've been an avid cyclist for 10-12 years, but when the weather turns a little chilly and the daylight shrinks, I'm more and more likely retire to my futon to watch soccer than don the scarf and venture out. So I've re-written my job description to include daily "something" that resembles exercise—walking, biking or kettle bell. Might add yoga to the mix. Maybe they have a class for the chronically unbendable. So back on January 2 with an update. Now to the recipes... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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