So most of you know I've been talking about Vitamin D a lot lately. (Check out my original post about it) Well I finally got my blood test results from the doctor and yup, I'm low too. BUT....I was slightly higher than my husband (maybe because my skin is a little lighter??). The number the doctor gave me was 15. I guess it should be above 20 or 30? So I picked up my prescription of 50,000 Units. I tried to find out what kind of D it was....and it said the company that made it was Pliva. You can see it here. It says that it's similar to Drisdol, which is a brand name for D2, so I'm going to assume that my prescription is indeed D2. Although I haven't taken it yet....
My B12 was normal!!!
On to the others. I don't know if any of you know, but I've been trying to lose more weight these past several months. That's why I started this way of eating in the first place.....sort of a Vegan/McDougall/Low fat way of eating. I've been able to lose about 24 pounds in the last 6-7 months, so I'm happy about that. I'm now in a healthy weight range AND.......my cholesterol number was under 180! I have to tell you I didn't think that would've ever been possible. This was my last effort to try to lower it. I had lost about 60 pounds a few years ago and my cholesterol only came down 10 points! My doctor was surprised as well. It definitely runs in my family, so that makes it even harder. But with this new way of eating, it's brought it into the healthy range, FINALLY :) And without the help of medication.
I guess that's it for now. I'll probably start taking the Vitamin D soon.
Here are a few pictures from this past week of eating:
A chocolate mousse pie (I bought the vegan crust a while ago and thought I'd use it), made with silken tofu, cocoa powder, agave, vanilla, and amaretto (which is probably not vegan).
Bruschetta made from local hydroponic tomatoes, my fresh basil, a pinch of sea salt, and just a hint of olive oil on sprouted grain bread:
Those Monterey Mushrooms and collard greens with black pepper:
And finally, don't forget to vote for the item you want me to giveaway!! I'll probably decide on the item this weekend and do the giveaway next week....be on the lookout.
And since I forgot this week's blogger of the week....here it is:
Blogger of the Week: Bronwyn Schweigerdt's BeanDiet Blog. She's a nutrionist with lots of great info on vitamins, and your diet in general.