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NSV: Improved Cholesterol from 174 to 132 and Sit Ups!

Friday, May 10, 2013

How 'bout this for a non-scale victory!

I'm 2 1/2 months into eating PALEO... and here are my lipid lab results
emoticon Triglycerides improved from 109 to 41
emoticon Cholesterol improved from 174 to 132
emoticon LDL improves from 116 to 87
emoticon Chol/LDL ratio improved from 4.24 to 3.5

AMAZING!! And lest you think I ate low fat... I did not.. I did eat healthy fats (coconut oil, avocado, etc.) and fats from pastured animals rather than grain fed animals... but my diet has been 40-50% daily calories from fat. Fat doesn't skeer me.. and fat doesn't make you fat... and my lab result speak for themselves.. I honestly didn't know what to expect but am pleasantly surprised.

Back in March, my coach wanted me to do a CrossFit sit up... here's what they look like

Here's the link to the video

The problem was I tried but at a certain point I would do somehting to my back that was just wrong and he said I needed to build up my strength and lose some weight before I could safely do the sit-up.. My coach has done a super job of sneaking in different and creative ways to work my abs without sit-ups (he so rocks!) .. so about 3 weeks ago after I'd passed the 35lbs lost mark, I started practicing at home (without Coaches knowledge)... first I tied a rope to the table and when I got to that "spot" I gently pulled on the rope just to get me past those 2 inches.. after a week of that I started using my dog to pull myself up

This is Rusty!

Finally, this week I was able to do 10 situps with no rope and no doggie assistance!! I was so excited to show my coach tonight!! Others can do a hundred - I can do 10.
Others can do them FAST - mine are pretty slow.
But I'm not competing with others... just with myself...

And I did 10 sit-ups!!!! Another non-scale victory for me!!

So, start where you are... quit comparing yourself to everyone else... and PUSH YOURSELF... you have no idea what you can accomplish... can't wait to report back when I hit 50 sit-ups! And it will happen... soon...

98 days until Africa
30lbs to go til my ZipLine goal..


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
8MORE2GO1 5/12/2013 10:29AM

    Way to go! Keep it up!

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FLYINGB16 5/12/2013 8:53AM

    WooHoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your SPARK is shining so bright they can probably see it all the way in Africia!

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JUNEAU2010 5/11/2013 10:17PM

    Congrats on your numbers! I am loving Paleo though I am not perfection with it yet!

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MOTHEPRO 5/11/2013 3:37PM


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ZEECHA 5/11/2013 2:40PM

    wow on those cholesterol stats! wow! It's your diet & the exercise too. Regular exercise can help control cholesterol too.

You are doing so fab! Keep up the excellent work!

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DISCIPLINE_DOES 5/11/2013 10:46AM

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GAILRUU 5/11/2013 9:37AM

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SCOOTER4263 5/11/2013 9:01AM

    I love that you used your dog as an assistant. I have trouble doing floor exercises because of all the four-legged helpers.

Great job on the sit-ups, and thanks for the reminder that we're all just competing with ourselves.

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CRUISEBOUND4EVR 5/11/2013 7:02AM

    emoticon results! Great attitude!

Your dog is adorable!


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COLUMBINE2 5/10/2013 11:42PM

    Gosh --- those results are incredible. And 40-50% fat?!!! I guess I really don't get how this works! But it obviously is working! Congrats on the 10 sit-ups, too. Glad you were careful not to injure yourself ...Africa is sooo close! Great job!

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DAKOTASMOMMY_07 5/10/2013 11:12PM

    emoticon Annie this is AMAZING!!!
Great Blog...Such encouragement.
God Bless~Christina

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SUGAR0814 5/10/2013 11:08PM

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JUDYAMK 5/10/2013 10:52PM

    this is awesome about your stats My stats are high, & my doctor wants them down plus 30 pounds. He wants me to lose 10 pounds every 3 months. I started walking 4/28/13 . I am on my way to being healthy!!!

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WOUBBIE 5/10/2013 10:41PM

    Ayup. That high fat diet's gonna kill you.... Not.

Congratulations on the NSV! I'm especially proud that you did it without senselessly injuring yourself!

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CAROL494 5/10/2013 10:32PM


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UMBILICAL 5/10/2013 10:21PM

  Woo Hoo Hoo!!!

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