First off, thank you goes out to those who wished me well with the medical tests I needed. I get worked up, unnecessarily as it turns out but….you know how it goes!
Have you ever awaited test results and gotten yourself so keyed up it was almost….embarrassing? Yeah, that’s me. I wasn’t wringing my hands, walking the hall, boring my co-workers or anything like that. For me it was a knotty feeling in my stomach. Not all the time, mind you. Just when I let my imagination wander after reading WebMD. Stay away from that site if you don’t want to borrow trouble!
Notice I can dispense the advice but I didn’t follow it.
After blood work and ultra sound results were examined it’s revealed I have a fatty liver. Evidently there are many people with fatty liver and they don’t even know it…I guess not until their blood work reveals a high liver enzyme number. No tumors or lesions revealed on my ultra sound – good. No extra iron or viral symptoms either so…..good again.
The plan here is to limit my alcohol intake, stick to a low fat diet, get exercise and lose weight. For any of you who know me, or have seen me, you’ll know I am not obese….not even close. But I do have to lose 10 pounds and since it’s a health issue rather than a vanity one…..I will get cracking on it asap. Hey, I end up with “new” clothes if I lose the weight! There are a few skirts I haven’t been able to wear that I would love to get in again. Haha
Right now I am looking over some lower fat alternative foods and see that I am already on the right track.
Earlier this past two weeks we enjoyed Martha Stewart's All American Meatloaf. No, that's not low fat but this was before I knew I had to change my dietary ways, so I wanted to share the lovely photo with you. Plus, we are still adhering to a soft diet (from the oral surgery) so meatloaf was a winner for that evening.
I can have things like this periodically....just not several times a month. Coming up will be healthier fare. Also, if I figure out how to redirect this web address you'll end up at my other site automatically. Stay tuned!
Thanks again for the good thoughts and emails!!