Yippee Skippee...!!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Today was my annual check-up with my physician, normally something I kind of dread.
Last year after looking at the results of my bloodwork and checking my blood pressure, my doc hooked me up to an EKG machine before she would let me leave the office.

Today was different, she was happy, laughing, and amazed at my good health.
This is what the numbers looked like;
weight 2009 181 2010 151
glucose 114 93 last year I was pre-diabetic, this year she said I'm fine
Tryglycerides 359 108 I also took a med for the past 12 months to help with this
Cholesterol 203 154
LDL Chol 98 95
HDL 34 38 this is a little low
Waist 42 36
My blood pressure was back where it should be. My profile was of a normal, healthy person who still has to watch the cholesterol and lose 20 lbs.

So I know what I need to do. Keep on keeping on. I think the next step in my diet adjustment is going to be adding more meatless meals to my week. And I need to read up on raising my good cholesterol. I am going to continue restricting sugar (especially sugar and white bread) both for the caloric reasons but also because both of those foods stir up my cravings and my joints ache after a sugar party. I'm adding core exercises to my strength (weight training for my shoulders. Not walking as much but walking more intervals.

And I am going to keep moving. I'm convinced the more I sit the more I spread, the less I sit, the leaner I become!

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    emoticon I totally agree with the sitting and spreading out. Since I took a job where I sit, I felt it happening. Now, I get up at least every half-hour or move around at my desk...don't want to develop one of those "shelf butts". You know, the ones that stick out so far it looks like you could add some home

    Keep moving're doing awesome!
    3776 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/25/2010 8:40:32 PM
    I love your plan and I can't wait to see how you do! emoticon on acing the check up! Hope the job searching is going okay!

    Your Salad Buddy!
    3781 days ago
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    How exciting. I bet you are beside yourself. I am so proud of you. Keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3781 days ago
    This definitely rates a emoticon

    Way to go... keep up the healthy ways and those numbers are a thing of the past!
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  • DIANE7786
    Congratulations on your great lab improvements. Your doctor was probably happy that you took control of your life. How frustrating it must be for doctors to tell patients what to do when they know that most won't do anything to help themselves. You did it!
    3781 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6484093
    Congratulations -- this is awesome news!
    3781 days ago
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