Monday, May 06, 2013
Well, things went pretty good at the doctor's office. My A1C went below 7 (6.8) from 7.3 at my last visit so she was very happy. My cholesteral was still a bit high (219) but she was willing to give me another 6 months to get it down before moving to medicine (2 of the 3 were within proper range and the third was only a bit high). I had lost 16 pounds from the last visit and their scale matched mine exactly (hit 193 even yesterday, which was my lowest yet). She was very satisfied with my progress and with all the things I've been doing to change my lifestyle. We set a six month check-up for my bloodwork again and my new goals are to get my A1C number below six so that I can start getting off my medicine, to get my cholesteral below 200 so I don't have to start medication, and to lose another 15 pounds to be below 180. I also want to transition to eating a more regular vegan diet as that seemed to be the best method of losing weight and lowering my cholesteral. I am going to continue my Spark exercise streaks of at least 30 days at a time because that has really been working. Even though the scale has been stingy, I am seeing positive changes where it matters and am committed to making this happen for myself. I CAN do this and I WILL do this (and you all can too)!!!!
Friday: 35 min Combat video
Saturday: 55 min Ripped video
Sunday: 30 min Combat video and 30 min yard work (3 days into the next Streak)