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Psyched and MOTIVATED!!!!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

I’m so psyched! I officially returned back to SP on 11/12/13, as the date prompted me to make some big radical change. And what better than to change up my lifestyle to practice what I preach to others and get myself in shape.

I am fortunate that my insurance runs a program that I can go a few times a year and get an assessment on how my health is. They do weight, BMI, waist circumference as well as check fasting blood glucose and cholesterol. Which in the past have all not been in the “healthy” range and this has been the case for some time.

Yesterday I went in for an assessment as was blown away with how the numbers had changed.

In March of 2013
Blood Pressure was 130/78
Total Cholesterol was 251
LDL (bad) was 157
HDL (good) was 71
Total / HDL Ratio was 3.5
Triglycerides was 116

So I was at risk of a lot

On 12/17/13 had great numbers
Blood Presser was 114/76 drastically lower
Total Cholesterol = 187 - WHOO HOO that’s 64 points LOWER!!
LDL = 112 - WHOO HOO that’s 45 points LOWER!!
HDL = 65 - which is 6 points lower!!
Total / HDL Ratio = 2.9 - which is optimal NOW!
Triglycerides = 50 - which is EXCELLENT

So you can see why I’m sooo psyched!!!! I can’t remember when my cholesterol was under 200! And I owe this all to my new lifestyle of “actively waking” every day, attempting to mark 30 minutes per day! Whoo Hool

Oh and the 10 to 15 lbs of weight loss probably helped too - ya think? emoticon
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    Excellent results from your commitment to a healthier you! Those are some pretty nice numbers. emoticon
    1453 days ago
    insureace companies are getting better with plans and programs that encourage preventative activities. Simple good habits lead to more good habits.
    1454 days ago
    Isn't it amazing how much little changes add up to HUGE victories!! Many times we get so wrapped up in our body weight and we forgot all the other components that deem us healthy or not. You are definitely in a great spot. emoticon
    1455 days ago
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