Sunday, September 6, 2009

Golf Day Sunday

Today my day started out the way I wish all my Sundays could begin. I played 18 holes with my best friend for my belated birthday gift. We had a great time, we were both equally as bad and were proud of it. It was also a good workout, a lot of walking and core exercises take place during golf. I shot a 96 which is terrible, but I haven't really played in months, so I'm lucky I didn't have any swings and misses.

The rest of the day is going to be spent relaxing. My wife and I have some pictures to hang up in our new apartment, but besides that not much on the agenda. We will probably take our dogs for a nice walk when it cools down later this afternoon. We have been having a late summer heat wave, its been in the 90's consistently for the last 2 weeks.

Last night I slept pretty good with my CPAP on, I turned down the humidifier and didn't get water-boarded, so I need to keep the setting low. I definitely feel better rested, and I wake up much less through the night, although I am sleeping in semi shift. I usually wake up from about 2-3 am and mess around on the computer. Besides that the CPAP has been great.

My wife and I met up with my brother, his wife, their son, and her parents for dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. After looking at the 40 page menu, I decided to go with my regular order there, the Thai Lettuce Wraps. They are so filling and pretty healthy for you.

This afternoon I had the Boca Meatless Cheeseburger for lunch. Has anyone else tried one before? I swear, if I didn't know it was meatless, I would have believed I was eating a regular burger. For those of you who don't know, I gave up all red meat, including pork, because my cholesterol was out of control.

I have high cholesterol which I'm on medication for, as well as 2 different types of blood pressure meds. The CPAP should help reduce the blood pressure problem, but I have not had red meat for 5 months in my effort to battle the cholesterol issue. In the beginning it was a struggle, but now it is to the point where I don't miss it at all. I just replace it with chicken, turkey, and now soy. Hopefully that will be the first step in many to come in my battle for weight loss and overall health.

Well I'm going to get going. If you have any recipes, especially heart healthy recipes, I would love to hear them. Thanks everyone for continuing to follow my blog and supporting me.