Friday, August 3, 2012

Breaking Bad Happened

I know what you're thinking. Where the heck is all of the posts about food costs and cost per meal etc.  Well You see here is what happened:

My dad spawned a conversation with me. He said "Look watch epsiode 1 of this show called Breaking Bad. IF you don't like it then tell me to screw off and don't watch anymore." Well I took this challenge. Then I ended up marathoning each episode like I was on meth myself. This show is the best show on TV hands down and I watched 4 seasons of it in a week or so. Yes it is that good. So I slacked off of this but will have a new post tomorrow after the farmers market.

One thing I wanted to touch on today was my up coming blood work test. 6 months ago I was diagnosed with a fatty liver. Supposedly this is common with overweight people. I was 291 pounds so yeah it makes sense. I go to a normal doctor as of right now. I'd like to go to someone in the paleo network, but the closest one to me is 30 miles away. This seems a bit much just to go see a doctor, so instead I choose to stick to a corporate, pill pushing, do as I am told, doctor. The first one that I had tried to get me on anti-depressants again because I was upset one day. She has since left and this one takes the cake. I walked in and I had slightly high blood pressure. We are talking 140/90. It's not great but it isnt THAT bad if you're looking at things. I also had a bit of high cholesterol. Again not ridiculously high, just a bit high. She immediately tried to get me on blood pressure medicine and a statin. I told her about the risks and how I am too young to be taking these, and how the side effects outweigh the benefits. She flat out told me, and I am not even close to kidding when she said "You know that you could die if you do not take these." I laughed at her and said oh yeah sure. She then sent me to the ultrasound tech to get my liver looked at and it came back as a fatty liver. She told me I needed to lose 10 percent of my body weight (I was 280 then, I have far exceeded that) and I told her no problem, I'll follow my diet and iwll be fine. She kind of scoffed at me. So the date is coming August 22nd where I get my blood work done. I cannot wait to stick it to this lady. So that is operation blood work date. I'll be posting all of my numbers and see if I can't find my old numbers to compare.