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Test Results

Friday, March 01, 2013

Monday I had a physical exam. The doctor described the results as a "solid A" before seeing the lab test results. Those test results were delivered today. I don't understand all of them, but I kinda sorta understand the lipid panel. In conjunction with the results from two years ago, it tells a success story that is largely driven by weight control and exercise.

Weight: 196.8
Total Cholesterol: 181 (under 200 is good)
HDL: 61 (over 60 is good)
LDL: 106 (under 100 is optimal)
Cholesterol/HDL ratio: 3.0

Weight: 160.8
Total Cholesterol: 155
HDL: 76
LDL: 68
Cholesterol/HDL ratio: 2.0

The last test, in February 2011, was five months before I found SparkPeople and got serious about controlling my weight. The current test is after over a year of maintenance, and at a point where I'm running 15 to 20 miles per week.

The numbers weren't terrible before I got serious about health; but they're better now. Given a family tree with lots of stroke and atherosclerosis, this is where I want the cholesterol numbers to be.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BLITZEN40 3/2/2013 11:49PM

    Wow! The bottom dropped out of your LDL between your last two tests. That's fantastic! And HDL increase is great too. Wonder if it has more to do with change in diet or change in exercise? In any case, congrats on the great results!

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SNAFUKEN 3/2/2013 4:54PM

    Nice going !!!
The #'s don't lie . emoticon

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NWFL59 3/2/2013 10:22AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Your before numbers are better than my current 'after' numbers but then I'm still a work in progress and far far away from being in maintenance phase. emoticon

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SUSUSUZZZIE 3/2/2013 9:01AM

    Congrats on the wonderful results!

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TINAJANE76 3/2/2013 4:50AM

    Congratulations on your great test results. It's always nice to have hard numbers to validate your success and these numbers tell a story of optimal health. Well done!

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STRIVERONE 3/2/2013 12:39AM

    Looks like you're positioned to to keep this blog going for another forty years.

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_LINDA 3/2/2013 12:00AM

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Way to rock those numbers!

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ZOORHO 3/1/2013 10:27PM

    Good job on getting healthy

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MSLZZY 3/1/2013 10:13PM

    Fantastic numbers, especially the weight loss! WTG!

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CATHEMARIE 3/1/2013 9:44PM

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TLEIGHR 3/1/2013 9:30PM

    You are doing a great job & have made positive changes that show in your results.

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Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

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