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
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. :)
3 months ago