I am hoping my healthy habits will change my lab work results. Had them done on Jan. 17th and the results were not good. MY doctor has given me 2 months to lose more weight and get in range or I will be going on medication for my tryglycerides. Here are the results. cholesterol~~~~~~~227(118-200) tryglicerides~~~~~~681(10-150) HDH cholesterol~~~36(40-89) LDL cholesterol~~~55(74-146) vitamin D~~~~~~~12.1(32.0-100.0)
As you can see cholesterol is crazy. I do take simvistatin for the cholesterol but that does not help the tryglicerides. I have lost 4 lbs since seeing him. I just hope I can keep going and at least stay where I am. He knows I have been losing weight right along but he wants me to lose another 15-20 lbs and exercise daily for at least 30 minutes. I do want the scale to go down but more importantly my bad cholesterol. It all goes and and hand. I also have to start taking 2000 mg of vitamin D to bring that up.
we will all succeed but it takes hard work daily to do it. I wish everyone the best
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Duffy I happy you posted this thread because those are the exact goals I have listed in my 2011 goal blog. This is another great way of keeping myself accountable. Here is an excerpt from the blog. I have added a link to the blog for those who might be interested in reading it.
... my ultimate goal achieving and maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle that generates/manifests optimal health measurement numbers, an average or better body composition and a fitness level thats on par with average or above. To be specific, by the end of 2011 I will (have a):
By the end of 2011: A) Health 1. Blood Pressure . 120/80 - 130/90 2. Total cholesterol below . 200 mg/dl. 3. BMI . 22 - 24.9 B) Body Composition 4. Body fat percentage , 21% - 24% 5. Waist measurement . Less than 35 6. Weight . 145 - 150 lbs. C) Physical Fitness 7. Earn the gold Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) trophy 8. Run/walk at least one half-marathon
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A sparkfriend on another team that I'm on posted a blog about some medical tests that she had done recently and it reminded me that the results of our healthy habits are measured in many ways. OFTEN we focus on the scale (I know I do) and the tape measure, but we should be looking at the whole picture. Usually, I have a physical exam in December. So, I pulled my lab results out of the drawer this morning after reading Nancy's blog and decided to set some goals:
Glucose- my result was 101, up from 94 last year. My goal is to get it back down to 94 or 95 by the end of December
Total Cholesterol- my result was 178, which I remember was up from last year, but I can't remember by how much. My goal is to get it down to 150 by the end of December
HDL- this year it was 53. I don't remember what it was last year, but I know that over 60 is desirable, so my goal is to get it up to 60 by the end of December.
LDL- this year was 108. My goal is to get it under 100.
BMI- my current BMI is 34.8 (the trials and tribulations of being 5 ft tall or is that 5 ft short?) My goal is to get it to 26 by the end of December. This # will still be considered 'overweight', but trust me, if I get down to 133 pounds and stay there, I won't care that it's considered overweight! With my body type and height, I look awesome at 133!
Body fat- Nancy posted her body fat.... I don't know mine. I have to figure out where and how to have it measured. Update- had my body fat measured at the gym today. It was 47.3%. My goal is to get it into the average range- 30%.
Blood pressure- Mine is typically right around the 120/80 mark. I used my wrist cuff to take it this morning and it was 112/67. My goal is to keep it in the normal range.
Vitamin D reserve- mine was quite low (12.5), it should be over 32, so I'm taking supplements now and my goal is to get it over 32 by December.
Check out your numbers~ it's important to measure your journey to a healthy body in many ways.
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