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Does Exercise and Better Nutrition Really Help?

Saturday, October 27, 2012

I'm not perfect. While I exercise regularly now, I still have my challenges with the calories. But overall, I am eating much better than I was 4 months ago when I finally decided to get healthy again. So ... did it work?

In June, I weighed 238 pounds. Today I weighed in at 204.4.

I just saw my doctor this past week. Here was the result of my lab work:

In July, my cholesterol was 181 (I had already been on the program for a month). It's now 152!

In July, my HDL was 35. It's now 42.

In July, my LDL was 111. It's now 94.

In July, my triglycerides were 175. They are now at 81.

So I not only feel better now, but I am actually a lot healthier!

None of us are perfect. We all have our weaknesses and setbacks. But as long as we journey towards a healtheir lifestyle, we will get there!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
THISTIMEMYWAY 11/4/2012 7:34AM

    Congratulations on your lab results!
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PPELTON 11/1/2012 10:04PM


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SVELTEWARRIOR 10/28/2012 11:06PM

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BOILHAM 10/28/2012 8:50AM

    You are doing great! Look better, feel better, and better health. Keep up the good work.

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YIWEN39 10/28/2012 4:22AM

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NWFL59 10/27/2012 5:28PM

    Great improvement in the numbers and dropping off that weight had to help make exercising a little easier to sustain. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SNOWFLAKELILYM9 10/27/2012 5:17PM

    Wow, what progress!! Congratulations on your weightloss, you have worked hard and it's paid off!! Congratulations on the great numbers on your test results. You are an inspiration!!!!

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EJOY-EVELYN 10/27/2012 12:35PM

    What a great difference four months makes! May you keep your focus and perhaps even find it a little easier as you continue a healthier lifestyle -- the benefits just can't be denied. Great work!

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_RAEVEN_ 10/27/2012 12:08PM

    WOOHOO! That's fantastic.
Congrats on being a healthier you

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JALEPENOANN 10/27/2012 10:04AM

    Wow! That's gotta make you feel great. Congrats and keep up the good work!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 10/27/2012 9:50AM

    That looks pretty perfect to me. Congratulations!

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DNRAE1 10/27/2012 9:37AM

    Fantastic progress, Bill! Isn't it great when your blood work comes back and shows that all this work is doing some good work inside as well as outside!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BEARGODDESS 10/27/2012 9:18AM

    You're gettin' pert near perfect as far as I can tell!! Your progress is really great and I am proud of you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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