I starting my weight loss in August of 2010 and I had blood tests done then... Seven months and 60 pounds later, I'm a bit over half way and I had blood tests done again. Just to see if there's a change. The results are in...
(supposed to be < 239): 8/2010 = 182
, 2/2011 = 146
(good cholestrol, suppoesd to be >45): 8/2010 = 29
, 2/2011 = 33
(bad cholesterol, supposed to be < 129): 8/2010 = 125
, 2/2011 = 97
(supposed to be <199) 8/2010 = 141
, 2/2011 = 82
So freaking happy!!!
Major improvements in 3 of 4 areas in just 7 months of eating healthier!!! HDL not much change, but exercise is suppose to help that. I'm getting ready to start seriously incorporating exercise. I'll retest in another 6 months or so. It'll be interesting to see if the exercise has an effect on the HDL. My own little science experiment!
And a second little NSV: I was able to sit with my knees drawn up tight and my arms wrapped around my legs for the first time in a LONG time! And it was totally comfortable! It's the little things, right!?!