I was thinking about my family health history. When I think about the health issues that plague both sides of my family- taking on the challenge of IP (even though I cannot be perfect on it) will help me in my years to come ( I hope!)
On my dad's side of the family is high cholesterol and I mean HIGH! My grandma who is all of 4'7" and weighs 98lbs (most she ever weighed in her life was 120) in all her teeny tiny pettiness lies high cholesterol. My dad has it too, his was so high a year or so ago that they could NOT get a good cholesterol reading!! That scared me to death - not for me but HIM. he made changes took different meds and it is better but still elevated! Grams blood is so thick when she had her stroke they had a hard time getting it to thin out- so scary stuff there!
Mom's side everyone but mom and 2 uncles are morbidly obese- and I mean morbid. my uncle weighs almost 500lbs and does not eat the best. he has always been heavy. my grandma weighed close to 400 when she died, she dies after she has a quadruple by pass. And diabetes is common.
Looking at my family (both sides) scares the brew-haha out of me. So I am changing my course and I hope to keep it that way.