Instant Gratification

July 28, 2021

I’m in a bit of a funk…

image this morning on the river
my boyfriend took

Yeah, my boyfriend went fishing this morning, but that’s not why I’m in a funk. He left early this morning and caught three good sized catfish. I didn’t want to go with him…it is too hot! Well, this morning it wasn’t but with the heat index and poor air quality, I didn’t want to exert myself too much. I’ve already been in the pool and cleaned it, gone for a short walk…

My doctor called this morning…that’s why I am in a funk. I set up an tele-appointment for August 10, to discuss my results. I know it may not mean anything, but still…I’m in a funk. Chances are she is going to want to start me on some medication, which I will not be happy with. I will do everything I can to keep from having to take any medicines, they cause more complications than they are worth. I will up my game…regardless!

I had high cholesterol years ago. I started doing more around the property…things most guys would be amazed at. I stayed active moving wood, digging, gardening, shoveling snow in the winter, pool stuff during the summer… whatever it takes to take care of the property and myself and family. Then, three years ago, my boyfriend walks into the picture and tells me “You don’t need to” or “You don’t have to”, and for two years I haven’t really done the things I’m used to doing. I told him, or tried to, that I need to do what I need to do…I wasn’t made to sit on the couch and look pretty, I don’t go to the gym – my property/lifestyle is my gym. Doing all this manual labor is part of who I am, part of what makes me me. I feel better when I do dig, garden, move wood…it helps to keep me healthy. Whatever I can do for myself, I do…

Now, he says he realizes that this is who I am, this is what I need to do…Now, I need to build my strength back up, and get myself back to where I used to be. Now, I need to deal with the doctor. It took time for me to get “here”…it’s going to take some time to get “there”, where I need to be. I know she’s going to want me to get started on medicine, or at least I have the feeling she’s going to want me to.

I just know that chances are, if I continue what I’m doing, build my strength back up, and get back to being active like I was before…I can lower my cholesterol, naturally.
They wouldn’t tell me anything over the phone… I don’t need to “instantly gratify” the doctor’s, the pharmaceutical companies, and who ever else may benefit from taking medicine that in the long run will/may cause more problems. Sure, if my cholesterol hasn’t come down at all…but I have a feeling it has come down. Maybe just not enough to satisfy the doctor.

So, I will continue doing what I’ve been doing, step it up a little when I can as often as I can…and try to keep my blood pressure down by not worrying about it!
Sorry for the rant – if you can call it that, but I really just needed to get it out of my system.

hope you have a great day!
thanks for stopping by!!

Of course I exercise

I jump to conclusions. I drag my feet around. I throw my feet about. I can stretch the truth and bend loads of rules. I can push my luck and pull other peoples legs.


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Worrying doesn’t change anything, but trusting God changes everything.


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Run in that direction.

~ Rumi


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16 Comments on “Instant Gratification

  1. Great post. Love that you are finding your own rhythm again. Over here – UK – we have a little yogurt drink called Benecol that can lower cholesterol by around 30%. Might be worth a look ❤️👍

  2. She’s a force of nature
    Beauty with a temper
    Daunting wild eyes
    She is both savage and civilized
    Sometimes she’s a storm below
    But afterwards a rainbow
    she always looks up when she cries
    And ascends to blue skies

    The Eclectic Contrarian

    I posted this tonight. But it reminds me of this post. So thought I’d share it.

  3. Holly, I added some things into my diet that seemed to help me. There are definitely options that may prevent having to take meds. Stay positive! 🙏

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