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Lab Results for Routine Physical

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

All that research and hard work has paid off for me.

This time last year my cholesterol was 210. It had NEVER been that high before. After all my research, and yaking about it constantly with all my SP friends (Thank you all for being so nice about it, lol) I figured out what worked.

Now my Total Cholesterol is 167, HDL 90, LDL 69, Triglycerides 38! I'm a happy camper.

The formula was simple, once I figured it out:

AVOID SUGAR and STARCH as much as possible;
Eat all the raw (or very lightly cooked/roasted/sauteed) veggies I can.

That's it. That's my Way Of Eating.

I still eat meat. Just not every day and not every meal of any day.
I eat a fairly high fat diet with real butter and lots of olive oil and a steak or pork ribs now and then.

The only thing a little off was my Thyroid. It's a little slow. Not much. Doc wants me to re-test in 3 months. No dietary remedies for that, unfortunately. It's hereditary.

Hey, can I blame that for taking so long to lose weight? LOL. NO. That happens because now and then I stray into pastry or pizza, lol. I'm not perfect. But I'm pretty sure you already knew that.


PS: I also monitor my Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure at home every day and I get a fasting cholesterol panel at my local pharmacy every 3-4 months. I think those numbers are important. How do you know how you're doing if you only get those tested once a year, or less? Hmmm?

I'll be 64 this month. Have to get it right.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CEILIE2 10/10/2012 11:40AM

you have done so well!!!

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AGENTMNA 10/4/2012 6:15PM

    I love your simplified way of eating! emoticon

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CHRISTINASP 10/4/2012 9:49AM

    "AVOID SUGAR and STARCH as much as possible;
Eat all the raw (or very lightly cooked/roasted/sauteed) veggies I can.

That's it. That's my Way Of Eating."

Oh Karen, I'm sorry. I hate to point this out to you but.... You can never write a diet book - bestseller using only two lines! emoticon

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KAYYVAUGHN 10/4/2012 6:22AM

    You are doing great because you are taking charge of your health. Your results are very good. Everybody has something to work on or we would not be normal.


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NOMIS1 10/3/2012 9:36PM

    How wonderful.

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ZEEDRA 10/3/2012 9:00PM


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    Good job!!! You are doing great. Congratulations on getting it right.

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KICK-SS 10/3/2012 8:18PM

    Your numbers look really good! Keep up the good work.

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CHERYLL1949 10/3/2012 7:57PM

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GABY1948 10/3/2012 7:40PM

    emoticon I'm so happy for you! And me...cause I try to follow everything you do so I have more to work fat is always low and I think it makes my body crave it...either way I am still sugar free (day 33 or something) and feel better than I have since even when I first lost all my weight so thank you again and emoticon

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PJSTIME 10/3/2012 6:59PM

    Great results on your checkup. All that change in your eating has paid off. I like my pizza too.

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TUFFYBIRD 10/3/2012 6:31PM

    Great results on your eating/exercise plan. emoticon

Personally, I don't monitor more often than once a year my because my cholesterol is consistently good and my BP low - a month ago 120/72 - so I'm not concerned. If I had any warning signs, though, it would be a different story.

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3G1RLS4ME 10/3/2012 6:12PM

    Congrats on good cholesterol #'s

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RAPUNZEL53 10/3/2012 6:07PM

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KNYAGENYA 10/3/2012 6:05PM

    Congrats! I hope you can continue it.

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