A food addict's travels on the road to recovery.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Lab Results

I got my lab results back today.  When I started my blog I was 272 lbs. and did NO exercise.  I was taking 2 different meds for diabetes, a pill for high cholesterol and a pill for high blood pressure.  My triglycerides were over 700.  My blood pressure was 147/100 or so, and my A1C (diabetes) was around 9.

Here are today's results:

Kidney function normal
Liver function normal
Thyroid normal
A1C is 6.9...desired goal is less than 6.5 but according to doc it's "still quite good" w/o any meds.
B/P was 116/74
Total Cholesterol is 140; desired goal is under 200
LDL (bad) Cholesterol is 69; desired goal is under 130
HDL (good) Cholesterol is 22; desired goal is greater than 50 (need more exercise)
Triglyceride is 244; desired goal is under 150 (still WAY down from 700)

All in all, I'm doing much better.  I'm still off of all of my meds except the thyroid med which has to be taken for life.  And I'm starting back on Zoloft for sanity purposes.  :)  It's kind of cool to have hard evidence like this to show me  just how far I've come since my highest weight of 340 lbs. when I developed all of the health problems.  As hard of a time as I'm having right now to move on down the scale...I've still come a long ass way, and that's something I'm proud of.  :)


  1. ... and it can get even better. You'll make it happen!


  2. I'm proud of you too. Those numbers, that's what it's all about my friend. You chose change before a whole mess of change chose you...Made me smile, this post...thank you!!

    My best always

  3. Great numbers Tammy, well done. You know for sure you are doing great things. Go Girl Go !!!

    Love you


  4. Congratulations on those #'s Tammy, thats wonderful news !!

  5. This is IT!! this is victory:) Great news, Tammy! Keep it up

  6. The truth is in the lab numbers. Great work!

  7. Great news. By the way, did you get the package I sent with the ... "rhymes with Hoison"....

  8. Sorry I missed all the drama but It's probably for the best since I'm feeling defensive of my friend and about to kick some Dwayne ass! I'm glad you discussed it more.

    I'm so proud of you for those great results! See if HE wants to compare numbers :)

  9. That's amazing! Congratulations. I'm sure it's great to get that confirmation of what you already feel. Great job.

  10. Awesome numbers!! Congratulations

  11. Way to go! That is great! it is amazing how the body can heal itself!

  12. W2G Tammy

    I need to take a lesson from you.
    Will Power has been zero. sigh!

  13. You have come a long way. That is great.

    I hope that the Zoloft helps you.

  14. You should be proud of yourself. Those are some great numbers and it is proof that your hard work is paying off. Congrats!

  15. Wow, great results, Tammy! Next time you're looking to beat yourself up about the progress you've made on the scale, remember all the progress you've made with all of these numbers. You're doing great. :)