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Follow-up Labs

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Well, after my great check-up I was a little disappointed with my labs. My total cholesterol was a little high and so were my triglycerides. Just a little over high normal. All of my other cholesterol numbers were great and my ratio was good. So what does that tell me? I just need to work a little harder. I am on the right track with 2 things:
1. Starting personal training for working out with weights to increase my muscle mass and decrease my body fat
2. My hubby and I are eating more fish these days and cutting down on red meat
I am sure my next numbers will be better. I am not going to let the numbers discourage me, but I am going to let them guide me in what I need to do to improve them and have a healthier lifestyle.

It is a good thing to know your numbers and I do have the benefit of good genetics. My total cholesterol was 210 - so not high enough that I need medication and my good cholesterol and bad cholesterol numbers were great. So I think by lowering my body fat and losing more weight will get things in check for me.

Hoping everyone is having a great week. Off to the gym soon for my personal training session and I can definitely feel muscles getting a workout that have not worked out in a while!

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    You go girl, those numbers are a guide not the whole story. Sounds like you have a great plan. I also wondered when I read this if omega 3 + 6 supplements would help? I have not taken it since before surgery a year ago as they asked me to stop it because of bleeding (I know was it a premonition?). The year prior however it helped my levels.
    1279 days ago
    Great job and good luck.
    1282 days ago
    Sounds like a good plan to me. Best of luck! emoticon
    1285 days ago
    Your on the right track.

    Those things you mention will for sure help.

    I love fish. I have it allot.

    Most times when your young. Doctors will take you off meds if your on them. Your not..

    She or he will watch a person 's numbers and so forth.

    The maintenance is the important after as well..

    How well you keep and not gain.

    See with Doctors. They are responsible for your health.

    So if they see your attitude and the results showing such as yours. In thee Numbers.

    You wont need medication. Plus you have good genetics. Right that helps.

    I wish the best in your journey of eating healthy for life.


    1286 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/17/2014 1:55:30 PM
    So glad you had a great checkup and know that you will be able to get those numbers down. The red meat is difficult to get off of, but when you do, you may start disliking the taste of it (which is what happened to me). I bet I don't eat red meat but once every two or three weeks. Mostly fish and chicken here. I love that you are able to utilize a personal trainer. I would so do that too if I had the money. You really are inspiring to me!
    1286 days ago
    Great plan. Good luck.
    1286 days ago
  • STAY39
    Sounds like you've got the right attitude and a great plan to keep those #s in check! I know you've got this! And some advise that seriously works- eat Cheerios! emoticon
    1287 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/16/2014 11:09:03 AM
    Aww. 210 may be disappointing but still isn't too bad. Give yourself a well deserved pat on the back. You're a work in progress! You'll get it next time. :)
    1288 days ago
    Great attitude. I get my blood drawn next Thursday. I am excited, yet anxious. 6 months is what my NP gave me, so I hope there is improvement. I am glad that your LDL is good, that is the number that I really needed to lower. Keep up the great work!
    1288 days ago
  • CANDOK1260
    1288 days ago
    Just a subtle reminder that the job isn't quite done yet!

    1288 days ago
    That's actually pretty excellent, Noreen! emoticon your hard work has brought you so far. I'm proud of you! The time spent with a personal trainer is so emoticon Hope you report in later as to how that all went. So happy for you!
    1288 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/15/2014 5:24:09 PM
    What a great job you're doing! I'm sorry the numbers were a little disappointing, but it'll be fine. You're headed in the right direction in so many ways. Thanks for sharing your good news, Noreen.

    :) Gail
    1288 days ago
  • MSHEL7
    You're doing great and working out and getting in that exercise will have you in range in no time. My chol. was over 400, with meds and exercise I was able to bring them to a place where I could go off of the meds and now I just control with exercise and healthy fish and other foods. You'll do great!!!
    1288 days ago
    It is amazing what diet and exercise can do! Keep working, you can do it!

    1288 days ago
    That doesn't sound too bad. I have heard that the main indicator for heart disease is your triglycerides. How was that number?
    1288 days ago
    Great attitude Noreen - never throw in the towel ! Just make adjustments . Leaning that myself today - Enjoy that PT ! emoticon
    1288 days ago
    If you are interested in lowering your numbers I would suggest reading Engine 2. They have a lot of success stories.

    Good luck to you
    1288 days ago
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