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Blood Test Results


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Just received my blood test results from my doctor

emoticon cholesterol improved
numbers
total blood serum cholesterol - 198 (desired total is below 200
good cholesterol (HDL) - 57 (desired level is 40 - 59)
Bad cholesterol (LDL) 117 - (desired is below 130)

I have to attribute the improvement to the support I receive from my team-mates that encourage me to get my fitness in and eat healthier.

The note from doctor did tell me to watch my sweet intake as sugar number is 6, which is considered pre-diabetic. According to my nurse practitioner anything over 6.5 is diabetic. So I really need to take this seriously and start monitoring my eating habits more closely. Just think that is only 5 points away from being diabetic.

October is approaching and I certainly will include this in my monthly goals.

Have you started monitoring what you want to include in your goals for October? Hopefully you all set goals as they are the path to progress and a great way to monitor progress.

I usually set one goal each in the areas of fitness, nutrtion, and motivation.

Fitness includes my walking and whatever other area my teams come up with for challenges. Since walking has become a way of life - thanks to spark. I will need to start addressing strength training.

Nutrtion will include cutting back my swetts.

Motivation is always checking in with my teams daily as this is where my support comes from and helps to keep my enthusiasm going strong.

I never could have made the progress I have made without every person on Spark - from Chris AKA SparkGuy, Coach Nancy, my co-leaders, and fellow team-mates.

Stick with the positive, dedicated Sparkers that are actively pursuing a healthy lifestyle and you also will reap the reward.
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LINDABEAR3 10/31/2011 3:15PM

    Great job on the cholesterol tests!! I hope you are doing well on the counting of carbs. I've had diabetes type 2 for 15 years and believe me you don't want it. Once you get it you can never get rid of it and it eventually involves shots and pills which is no fun at all. If you can see a diabetes nurse educator they are worth the cost of the visit as they are a wealth of knowledge on the subject. I've been seeing one for a year now and thats how I've been able to lose so much weight and get my diabetes under control.
Best of luck to you my friend
Linda

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SYLPHINPROGRESS 10/2/2011 12:17AM

    You did the work, you get the praise. You made great progress with most, so you'll do the same with sugar. The test results remind me of a song:

"That's the way I like it, mhm, mhm...."

Don't really know how to spell those sounds, so fiddle-dee-dee.

Laurie

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VXWALL1942 10/1/2011 10:43PM

    I do declare you are sharing awesome test results. Your success in striving to be healthy is commendable. I'm happy for you. Keep up the good work, and pay attention to carbs overall. Sugar doesn't cause diabetes, but too many carbs does. Keeping down the amount of 'white' in your menu is the way to go. That would be rice, pasta, potatoes, breads, etc. You get the picture. You can easily be at 5 for your next test. I believe in you.

vicki

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LESCANTOONOW 10/1/2011 8:47PM

  Hi Again! NANCYLEE46,

You Are ABSOLUTELY RIGHT! We Do Have To Look At October AS BEING A NEW MONTH And A NEW BEGINNING! Thank You VERY MUCH FOR SHARING YOUR BLOG WITH US!

ALL THE BEST TO YOU, MS. L. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CAROLJEAN64 9/30/2011 8:57PM

    Nancy, love those numbers. You did it, we were just cheerleaders. Thanks for the reminder about goals. I think I will write a blog about my October goals. You are a leader!!!

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LESCANTOONOW 9/30/2011 6:28PM

  Hi Again NANCYLEE46,

I AGREE WITH YOU 100%! YOU HAVE TO KEEP POSITIVE FOR THIS PROGRAM TO WORK FOR YOU! KEEP UP THE FANTASTIC WORK! emoticon emoticon emoticon

ALL THE BEST TO YOU, MS. L.







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MAMAKITTY10 9/30/2011 10:50AM

  Way to go Nancy. Those are great numbers.

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GOHUSKERS2 9/30/2011 10:00AM

    Great numbers! On the nutrional tracker, the only sugars available are dextrose and glucose. When you look at nutrional labels, always look for anything that ends in ose. Those are your sugars. I've been diabetic for 31 years Nancy and you are right, you don't want it. When the carbs are listed on the labels, they include the sugars in them even though sugar is listed seperately. Don't know if this is of any help. You may have already known. Watch your carb intake....I find that the most helpful.

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MRS_TOAD 9/30/2011 9:09AM

    emoticon news!

October goals:
Fitness- ST twice a week. (my weakness)
Nutrition- less sweets
Motivation- Daily check ins with my team/SPals.

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HEALTHYBARB1 9/30/2011 7:59AM

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Way to go Nancy...It is amazing to see how changing our lifestyle can result in changes from the inside out!!! Keep up the awesome work! Celebrating your great Cholesterol numbers with you today!!! Smiles Barb emoticon

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MONTY68 9/29/2011 11:36PM

    Hi Nancy
What a great blog. Congratulations on your cholesterol results. The sweets is difficult as they are not always listed as sugar. I looked at our tracker and with all the things we can pull up, I did not see sugar listed. I guess you will have to look at each food and keep track somehow. You are doing great on your fitness minutes.
You always come up with great ideas and encouragement for the team members to set goals. Our team is so blessed with you as our leader and I am thankful to be on your team.
Thank you for sharing.

Monty emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CTRAVEL 9/29/2011 11:29PM

    Hey Nancy good numbers. emoticon you are really doing good and know you will do well in regards to your sweets.
Take care

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 9/29/2011 10:37PM

    Glad your report was a good one!

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DJ4HEALTH 9/29/2011 9:26PM

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YELLOW09RED 9/29/2011 6:25PM

    Hi Nancy,
your # are wonderful. Sorry about the sweets. You will do great at cutting back also.
This was a great blog. Thank you for being a caring positive leader on our team.
Hugs Debbie

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GOANNA2 9/29/2011 6:05PM

    emoticon Keep up the good work and the positive attitude. emoticon

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ALLELUIA525 9/29/2011 5:46PM

    Before you worry too much about the pre-diabetic number, think about what you ate the day before...for example, if you ate grapes that could account for the high number.

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 9/29/2011 3:04PM

    Wonderful accomplishments! Congratulations, and keep up the GREAT work!

HUGS
Pam

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AMR6665 9/29/2011 2:40PM

    emoticon Congrats!

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CRYSTAL8488 9/29/2011 1:00PM

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That's so wonderful your numbers are improving! Best wishes for you on your journey!! emoticon

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EEEEEEOOO 9/29/2011 12:59PM

    Hooray, good for you! Keep it up!

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