TWO Weeks?! I can’t believe that it has been two whole weeks since I have updated my page. Here are some of the things that have happened:
- Chris came to visit Eric
- Started a Cholesterol Maintenance Program
- Taught a SPSS short course class for the SCC
- Started Running again
School is going well. My multivariate class is keeping me busy with homework. We seem to have something due every day of class but the class is pretty interesting. Epidemiology is just getting started and is also pretty interesting. I am going to a seminar on SARS here at the University on Friday. I did find out that I will have to take both Comp Exams over in January. Oh well, at least now I will have plenty of time (and sleep) to study for them more this time.
The Cholesterol management program that I am doing is an Atkins/Fat Flush program that my Mom developed for me. Since I had a Cholesterol check in August and it was the highest it has been ever, I decided to do something about it. I approached my Mom about finding a plan that would lower my cholesterol and also lower my weight. She put me on a 20 carb diet for two weeks. In addition, I was to give up all sugar and sugar derivatives (sucralose, maltodextrose, etc) including all dairy products. I am now in the third week of the program and have increased my carbs to under 100 now. Also, I am starting to run 2 miles each, to help with maintaining my weight and getting my metabolism back up to snuff. I lost about 11 pounds the first two weeks. I can only get my cholesterol check (for free) when I give blood, which will be this Friday. I am hoping that my Cholesterol will be below 200. I am shooting for a goal weight of 160 lbs. I was at this weight two years ago when Jen and I were counting calories in preparation for our cruise. It took me 3 months to lose 18lbs when I counted calories only, I am hoping this will be a little faster.