Friday, March 11, 2022

Is It Working?

*takes a sip, stack of cards next to me, and I am ready for a new #CardsOverCoffee*

I had my three-month bloodwork check in this week to see how my A1C was doing and I am happy to say it has dropped from 6.4 to 5.8. So I guess the exercise, the 16.5 pound loss so far and the small dose of medication is working.

However, what is not working is my diet overall. My cholesterol was also checked for the first time in five years and it didn't look good. My overall cholesterol was good, however, the triglycerides were three times what they should be and my good cholesterol was way too low. Almost a third of what it should be. I guess you can't win every battle despite the weight loss so will have to make some better food choices. I will not take away my coffee though.

I have to see what my doctor decides next week and if I will have to be on yet another medication.

*takes a sip of coffee, tries to think of a healthier breakfast alternative to a bagel*

I also believe blog reader Oren is working on a plan to make me a hockey card collector with our last few trades. He knows I fall for anything shiny, so he finds the right cards to plug in and somehow they happen to be hockey.
Take these Center Of Excellence inserts. Not only do they have kind of a cool background, but an added shine at the bottom.

I apparently have eight of these out of the twenty in the set. Will I chase more of these? Possibly. They are kind of cool, but maybe not at the seek-them-all-out cool level yet. Nice try Oren.

However, I won't let the sunset on Oren's plan yet. This card is pure beautiful and these, I would totally get into taking many of these. His plan worked on this card as I want more.

The rest of our latest trade were baseball cards that worked their way into my collection,
Gold Boggs from 1994 Donruss.

1996 Score All Stars Eddie Murray (love this card)

And final card was Big Bats from 1996 Score.

Thanks again to Oren for the trade...and the effort to try and work hockey cards into my life.

*takes a sip before finishing up today's post*

I am hopeful I can get my cholesterol under control soon. My grandmother on my mother's side died from multiple mini strokes and my other grandmother on my father's side had a pacemaker so some heart issues run in my family as well.

In comments today, your thoughts on my mail day and if you collect hockey cards at all?

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*


  1. Replies
    1. I know we have a trade going on, but I think for now I like that one way too much lol

  2. Congrats on getting the A1C down at least! That Score Murray is a beaut!

  3. As a Canadian and my blog name suggests, I do collect hockey. And also hockey.

    1. Lol. I really need to add your blog to my blogroll. Pretty sure I dont' have it on there but I might

  4. I used to be really into hockey cards, but don't seek them out as much as I used to. People still send me San Jose Sharks cards for my collection... and occasionally I'll seek an autograph or 90's insert.

    1. I mean who doesn't seek out a 90's insert anyways lol

  5. Have you had any contact with a dietician?

    1. Yes, I have met with one four times. I also have their email. I told them what I eat, including the bagel and they seemed fine since I was losing weight. I will see what the dr says tomorrow

  6. I have over 55,000 hockey cards - more than the other three sports combined. Upper Deck drives me nuts butt heir parallels are pretty. I hope to see you become a full-fledged hockey card collector but more importantly, I hope your health keeps on improving and you get that diet straightened out. Definitely need to work on that myself.

    1. Thanks! I didn't know you had such a huge hockey collection from reading your blog over the years.


Cards and coffee go together like PB&J, so don't you and leaving a comment below. Take a sip and let me know your thoughts!