09 November, 2010

More Water, Please

I'm having a glass of water for breakfast.

Yesterday, I had multi-grain Cheerios for breakfast, a tuna salad salad (tuna salad on a bed of romaine) for lunch, and dry honey nut Cheerios for dinner. Dinner, by the way was partly before Candlelight rehearsal and then as much as I could swallow before 7:00.

That's right, I have fasting blood work this morning. And yesterday's meal was a feeble attempt to skew the results. Some may call it cheating, but I think it's just good sense. Plus, I had those home-made ravioli the night before last, so it's not like I've been sensible for long.

I know from a non-fasting cholesterol test I had at work that Cheerios for breakfast significantly lowered my triglycerides. I have my fingers crossed that I'll be back in the normal range without pharmaceutical intervention. Wish me luck!

...and after the blood test? McDonald's for breakfast!


Amy said...

LMK how that worked for you. Joel has fasting blood work on Tues. I was told it didn't matter the days before but rather in the months before.

Jamie the ParkHopper said...

My follow-up is on Weds, so I'll let you know.

Work did free cholesterol/blood sugar tests a while back, and I didn't fast for it. As a result, some of my numbers were WAY high...except my triglycerides, which were lower because I had Cheerios for breakfast that day.

I'm just hoping the numbers go down enough that the doctor doesn't try to put me on another pill.