What That Cheeseburger REALLY Costs.

More than anything, I would love to have a juicy burger to celebrate. I am not sure what it is with me and burgers here lately…but it has apparently caught up to me.

I am finding myself in the beginning stages of a health crisis, and if I don’t change fast, things will continue to get worse, I am sure. 

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A few weeks ago, I had some routine blood work done. I am so glad that I did. Turns out my cholesterol and my LDLs are in the HIGH range.

I am 30 years old, and I am on my way to having a heart attack.

So, as I eat my plain baked potato and green beans and salmon, all I can think about is a burger, but then I got to thinking: this is what it REALLY costs.

According to the American Heart Association (2018):

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I am guilty of all but the smoking/exposure, thankfully. But it still isn’t an excuse. I will be going to an internalist in a couple of weeks to see if I can get some help. I cannot seem to be able to lose weight on my own (in a healthy way), so I don’t see shame in getting help.

The first time I lost weight through STRICT portion control (toddler-like portions), I think it ended up costing me my appendix (that will have to be another post for another time because that was such a random surprise). Read about my love/hate relationship with food here.

I want to do this the right way. I have to give up this junk food.

Maybe it really IS true that you are what you eat?

I am trying to get into an exercise routine. I just finished Week 1 of the INSANITY workout!

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