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My Battle With Stress And Cholesterol

Some of you might relate to how I have been feeling lately.

Just recently I received my blood test results and discovered that my cholesterol level is still high above the upper limit range. Thankfully, the report showed that it is not life threatening. But this is something that I have been working on for some time now. Over the course of many years it’s been a long process to bring it down within an acceptable, medical range.

The doctor prescribed me some medication to help reduce my cholesterol…again. I’m not happy about it. I have made a better effort to eat less process foods, consume more fruits and vegetables, and exercise more often. But it appears that the one problem I am still having trouble escaping from is stress management.

So I have been told many times: An increase in my stress level will increase my cholesterol level. Taking that life lesson seriously a long time ago, I decided to walk more often. I try not to sweat the small stuff and sleep regularly. Heck I even started to zumba my butt off! Even with all that, my cholesterol is still high.

I can’t help but take a few deep breaths and let it sink in. It’s not easy feeling this way helplessly knowing that a simple blood test revealed that a healthier lifestyle does not necessarily mean better results.

Have any of you felt this way?

Do you feel as if you are doing your best but there are those hidden obstacles preventing you from moving forward?

I know I’ve worked so hard to get to where I am now but it just doesn’t feel good knowing that my current stress management process has not been going my way.

Where Does The Time Go?

Just the other day, I decided to take a break from a long day and look through some of my social media and email accounts. While I was quickly swiping through a few posts and messages I noticed that the email account that handles my blog was flooded with unread emails.

spicy-chopsticks-mailOver 300 unread emails to be precise.

I couldn’t believe my eyes. How could this have happened? I logged into my blog and noticed that the last time I had posted was over 4 months ago. I even checked my online reviews and was surprised with the same result. I looked away from my phone and just stared out the window. I found myself trying to recollect what I have been doing for the past 4 months and piece together why I have neglected my food blog.

It all came down to time. Not enough time (and partly lack of motivation). After a series of family outings and events, holidays, and daily work life pretty much consumed all of my time. It’s hard to say how much of my time was devoted to everything I do on a daily basis, I just know that everything I have done up to now has taken up my time. But I am very happy that my time was spent with family and friends who I care for. At the end of the day, that is what counts the most.

Perhaps I can get to writing one or two reviews/posts per week. For now, I am changing the way how I will post anything into my blog and social media accounts. In the meantime, I’m happy with what I have done and how I will spend my time in the near future.

I hope all of you have spent your time as well as I have.