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My Numbers Are Down

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Good morning...

Ok... I received my results on labs. I'm not going to share the actual numbers, but I will say there was a big improvement. And this was from May - August...

Total Cholesterol down 72 points!
LDL down 30 points!
Triglycerides down 8 points.
My triglycerides were not high in May, but I'll take a reduction ;-)
Vitamin D was up 20 points! Good ole sunshine...I do a daily walk of 3+ miles so thankful for my Vitamin D!
A1C was 5.4
I'm not diabetic although the range for A1C is 4.8-5.6
TSH was a little high even though my T4 and T3 were in normal range.
I will have to do more research on this matter.

Everything else was pretty good. I guess all the hard work of keeping saturated fats below 10% of my daily paid off. I will try to lower that to 7% the next 3 months to see if that makes a better improvement (more bloodwork for my doctor in November).
I did this test on my own through Life Extension (Healthy Aging Comprehensive Bloodtest). Just something I wanted to do for me. Doctors don't usually order the tests I had done, just want to know what is going on inside my veins... I purchase most of my supplements from them also.

So, I guess I still have work to do to keep the numbers low. And that's why it's a Lifestyle Change even in my 60's. It's never to late to start!
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  • YMWONG22
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    828 days ago
  • CGPS1795
    Very nice numbers. Those results as a whole are what we call Non Scale Victories or NSV's.

    T3 & T4 are measures of thyroid function and if in normal range, mean that your thyroid is functioning normally. Overall, keeping an eye on these numbers will give your healthcare provider(s) a good baseline.

    My thyroid numbers started going out of wack and eventually led to the discovery of thyroid cancer and the removal of my thyroid.

    Keep up the good work!

    898 days ago
    Great for you! Taking your health into your own hands! I am happy for you! Keep up the great work and keep yourself informed. And yes... it is never too late to start! Today is the first day of the rest of your life! Have a wonderful tomorrow!
    899 days ago
    Nice job
    900 days ago
    Great job on the lower number, keep up the good work!
    900 days ago
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