Thankful Thursday

It’s Thankful Thursday hosted by Brian of Brian’s Home. He wants us to post what we’re thankful for.

I think it’s a good thing to do each week. Focus on the positive things in our lives.

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I’m thankful that my triglycerides are much lower than they were at my annual physical. I dropped them by altering my diet a bit and doing lots of walking. I’m almost back in the normal range. I don’t want to depend on medication for something I can do with so little effort. I had a follow up appointment with my doctor and she was very pleased with my progress in just three months.

I’m thankful that at almost 70 years of age I’m very healthy. Hubby and I are much slower, but we’re still very active. It’s so important to stay as healthy as we can.

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70 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday

  1. Nancy Chan says:

    Good to know that you managed to lower the triglycerides. I don’t know about mine. My blood test is long overdue. Not comfortable in going to the clinic just yet for the test because of the nearby surrounding positive cases. Will wait for the situation to improve before going for the check. Meanwhile, I will have to be diligent in my morning walk and hope all is well.

  2. Cleo says:

    Great job! Keep up the good work and stay as healthy as you can for as long as you can. Dad’s not far behind you and also has to work to keep as fit as he can so he can stay around as long as possibly to annoy mom.

  3. My GBGV Life says:

    Good for you! Mom doesn’t have bad numbers either but now has to take medication and she hates that. Sometimes the genetics override what you can do and you are stuck. Keep up the healthy lifestyle and you will feel so much better.

    • Sandee says:

      I take very little medication for being almost 70 and I’m happy about that. I do feel better and I go walk even when I don’t feel like it. πŸ™‚

  4. Xena and Lucy says:

    I am so with you on finding natural ways to stay healthy. Drugs often cause problems that need more drugs that cause problems that…well, you know. Hurray for the triglyceride drop!

    • Sandee says:

      I will keep up the work and keep my numbers under 150 as recommended. It’s not as hard as I thought it would be to get the numbers down. πŸ™‚

  5. Sandra Hangey says:

    that is great news that your efforts have paid off. exercise works, so we must work it. I started at the Y Sept 2006 at age 62, five days a week, and in 2015 at age 70 stared all those exercises i had on my blog. in 2017 I gave up sugar and most of white flour and am still doing it all as I am about to turn 77 in Sept… most people say i wish I liked excercise, and I say I don’t like exercise at all, I just do it

    • Sandee says:

      I don’t care for exercise either, but I just do it too. I don’t drink sodas, rarely have sugar (ice cream is my weakness) and I only have that a couple times a year, and we eat pretty healthy. I’ll be 70 in September. πŸ™‚

  6. Anne M Robinson says:

    That is great news! You have inspired me. I have been such a slig and I am going to have to see my docotr in August. I am going to get moving. I just pray the heat calms a bit. Hard to be motivated outdors in these miserable temps. Thanks and have a great day.

  7. Cecilia Upchurch says:

    Yay Sandee and clapping wildly. Nothing better than good labs and a happy doctor. I had my physical last Friday.
    My doc reduced my bp med for the very same reason. Just a wee alteration in diet and more walking alternating with riding my recumbent bike
    Hugs Cecilia

    • Sandee says:

      My doctor told me to watch my blood pressure too and if it gets below certain numbers to cut my bp pill in half. I can do that. Hugs. πŸ™‚

  8. Caren says:

    great thing to be thankful for! I am thankful that when I fractured my ankle (a few fractures) this past July 9th that I don’t need surgery. But….I am unhappy because I was also walking daily with Levi which I can’t do at least until August 24th. It’s causing me to eat more which I don’t need to be doing!

    • Sandee says:

      I’m eating less bad food and walking and it’s done wonders. I miss some of the food I gave up, but I can’t do that anymore. I hope you get back out on your walks very soon. πŸ™‚

  9. Timmy Tomcat says:

    Those old triglycerides can be really difficult for some and we are glad you are controlling yours the right way. Dad is one of those lucky few whose metabolism is such that he can eat anything and they barely break normal. His are naturally low. When he first had them done years ago they actually repeated them as they thought it was a lab mistake. May you live long and prosper with your new good numbers!

    • Sandee says:

      Mine were slowly rising each year and I wasn’t paying enough attention. Finally my doctor said you need to address this and then told me how. You’re lucky to have such great numbers. πŸ™‚

    • Sandee says:

      It sure is. I was eating some bad things too. Like chips. Lots of chips and other food that I didn’t used to eat. They are all gone now. πŸ™‚

  10. The OP Pack says:

    Kudos – that’s a great accomplishment. Our Dad has that same battle and doesn’t want to take meds for it either.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

    • Sandee says:

      Snacking is what caused me all the problems. I got rid of the chips, some pasta and potatoes and started walking. Amazing results. πŸ™‚

  11. Jen says:

    Good for you! That was how I got my thyroid back in shape was with a diet change and exercise. I hope you have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  12. Lisa says:

    To have good health as we age is such a blessing. Congrats on lowering the count without medication. It’s been too hot here to walk,,,,but I have no excuse for not doing my elliptical except that I just don’t make the time. xoxox

    • Sandee says:

      It’s hard to get out there at times, but I just go. It’s got to be done and the results are evident. Also my weight is going down. That’s even more wonderful. πŸ™‚

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