So, I ended the year by getting myself a physical. Although my thyroid is always checked every year (I have a history of subacute thyroiditis), I haven't gotten a physical for quite a while. Like seven years. I know, I know....
Diabetes runs in my family. My mom had it, my sister has it, my maternal grandfather had it---the deciding factor in all of it is their weight. Well, I'm not exactly the perfect weight, so it is something that I worry about. Then there is cholesterol. I have never had issues with my cholesterol, but bad hearts run in our family, so it's another thing I worry about.
Well, here are the results.
My weight has now been maintained for three years. Personally, I want to continue to lose the weight-but I seem stuck here in the 205-210 range permanently (I have an almost 40 pound loss with maintenance). Although my doctor recognizes it is not my ideal weight, he is very happy with the fact that I have kept the weight I have lost off. He told me to keep losing slow and steady. Since exercise isn't my problem, it's mainly my sweet tooth that needs work...
My general lab results were perfect.
My blood glucose was perfect at 76
(There may or may not have been clapping when I heard this result)
My cholesterol is perfect. My triglycerides are a whopping 55, with all the other numbers on the low end of what is required.
Pretty sure I was skipping out of the office, and my doctor was very happy with the results.
What does this all mean? My body has stuck with me through all of the crap I've put it through again this year. And trust me, peeps, I have put an amazing amount of stress on this body and eaten like crap. It's time to start treating it right again.
I personally love New Years Eve. It's a new beginning. Although I don't have a specific number for weight loss that I want, I would like to have a weight loss this year, and also maintain what has already been done. I want to continue to get healthy and keep those numbers where they need to be. No more excuses.
So I hope you all have a wonderful and happy New Year. Stay safe out there tonight.
Me? I will be at work until 10. I am coming home and finding my "good things that have happened this year" jar, and reading everything I have put in there throughout the year. Although it has been a tough one, good things did happen. Sometimes it is hard to remember, and I think this brings it all back. I'm gonna have a glass of wine and toast the year. Bittersweet, really.