Blood test results are in! My cholesterol has dropped from 6.0 (measured mid-August) to 5.4 (measured at the end of November). My doctor is pleased with my results and said to continue what I am doing (as it still needs to come down a bit more). I have been following the principles outlined in the Portfolio Diet since mid-October, but have added more plant-based sources of protein in the last couple of weeks to support my training. My doctor thinks that doing regular exercise is helping too.
- foam rolling
- High Tension, Slow-Mo: Push-ups & Pull-ups
- 10 minutes stair stepping
- walk TJ
I got freaked out while walking TJ this morning as a staffy came running up to us (TJ has been bitten by a similar dog in the past). All good though - turns out it was only a (big) puppy and wanted to play. He and TJ had a great time playing in the water and TJ was still super-excited when we got home. He didn't want to have his lead taken off...
He eventually slowed down for a towel-dry...
Then decided he still wanted to play
He's still just a puppy at heart!
Breakfast: mix of oats, water, Sunwarrior rice protein, cinnamon, flax meal, walnuts, almonds and mixed berries; mandarin
Snack: Vega protein shake
Lunch: lentil salad with olive-oil dressing
Snack: warm tofu and vege salad with olive-oil dressing
Dinner: porterhouse steak, mashed garlic cauliflower with Flora pro-active; glass of cab merlot
Snack: Vega protein shake (half serve) with cacao powder