To say that I am happy and smiling is an understatement.
I am ELATED to the 15th power!!!
I will not lie...the last time I had blood work done I was pregnant with my 3rd (he's almost 7 now) and I was heavy...and even then it was pretty good for my weight...maybe a little on the higher side for cholesterol (I think I remember a 190 or 209 number somewhere)..maybe that was from my pre-second 3rd baby bloodwork. I forget. All I DO know is that is was a long long time ago.
So why did I go to the doctor now and get this done.
Simple. I turned 40.
And that is what you do when you turn 40. You go for a physical and get blood work and tests, and all sorts of things as a base line now that things are going to fall to pieces.
Well, really it's because I needed to because I haven't and I should, and we found a new doctor, etc. etc. etc..... and I was curious too.
I was curious as to how all this "lifestyle change" was working for me besides me feeling great and looking better than I ever have in my life (hey, that part is going to be gone soon enough, might as well live that part up a little! LoL)
When I started Sparkpeople, what I wanted first and foremost was to be healthy and to FEEL better...everything else that came along with it was going to be just an added bonus.
Well, I can honestly say that the mission and main goal has officially been accomplished!!!!!!!
And I have the paperwork to prove it!
Perfect cholesterol levels.
Perfect blood pressure.
Perfect white blood cell and red blood cell and all those good things.
Perfect liver enzymes.
Perfect thyroid numbers.
All in range for everything else doctory and confusing if you don't have a physician's desk reference.
To say I was happy to hear the doctors report...well, it's an understatement.
It's physical proof that I am doing something right.
I can't imagine what those numbers would be today if I didn't take the reigns of control back in 2008. I seriously cannot wrap my head around it....because I remember acutely how crappy I felt for the previous 20 years..and how sad I was... and how shy, and how just plain icky things were even though life was happy and good and blessed. All that needed fixing really was my health...and noone could do that except me.
I'm glad I helped me.
I'm glad my sister sent me the Sparkpeople link and told me to check it out.
I'm glad that I finally found a place to work it all out.
I'm glad I stuck with it, made Sparkfriends (good heavens, you know who you are! and there are many many to name!) and built up a support system within the support system.
I'm glad I recorded everything ... every step of the way.
I am so frickin' glad it's not funny.
So a big shout out to Spark once again...for being here to help everyone who needs it.
Thanks Chris Downie...
from the bottom of my healthy