Bye bye obesity, hello just overweight
Saturday, June 15, 2013
I didn't realize until after I blogged yesterday that my new weight put me in the "just overweight" category & that I was no longer considered obese.
I also had a doctor's appointment yesterday to go over some blood work I had done 3 weeks ago. It had been 2 years since I had had a physical with complete blood work because cancer sort of derailed my schedule last year, but I was excited to see the results of my blood work. I've been working hard, but progress has been slow.
In 2 years' time I went from weighing 213 to 174. (I lost some on my own before I came to Spark). My blood pressure went from 154/85 to 122/78. My total cholesterol went from 188 to 166. My triglycerides, HDL, LDL & glucose levels are well within normal whereas before, a couple of those numbers were a little on the high normal side.
There is a lot of "health junk" in my family -- cancer, diabetes, heart disease & high cholesterol. Doc said that my blood work is phenomenal.
I'm excited!! Can you tell?
If you're out there & you're struggling today, promise me that you won't give up. Even if the scale isn't moving, if you keep making those healthy choices & keep exercising, there are things going on inside of your body that you can't see -- like improving your cholesterol or your blood pressure. You could even be heading away from a diabetes diagnosis.
Let's keep going . . . together.
Blessings to you!!!