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Old 04-15-2011, 11:14 PM   #1
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Default Finally - results are in after 3 months of waiting

My Blood work results are in!!!

Still haven't received the copy from the doctor, but the quest lab one was received through my phone today. So, I finally have SOMETHING. And it's very, very good news.

So, the scores as a lot of nurses on this thread.

My cholesterol before: 227 Now: 194 (and the breakdown is good)

My thyroid TSH after second test was 14 (rest of hormones were OK after second test - this is the third thyroid test) Now: 3.13 (JUST about normal but some specialists like to see it lower - I'll check on this more)

My fasting glucose before: 209 Now: 94

My A1C (reading my red blood cells to see the history of glucose over the last three months) before: 8.7 (which is uncontrolled diabetes) Now: 5.8 (which is at the top of the normal range).

Everything else with my blood work and urine is perfect as it was before.

So, three months of exercising, eating no simple carbs and averaging 100 net carbs a day and dropping 34 pounds, I fixed my problems with my blood sugar. AND my thyroid is right on the cusp of being ok (should be 3 and under and some specialists want 1 and under).

So, I do not need any drugs to address diabetes. My diet has all that completely under control and I'm SOOOO happy. Now, I will not go and change my diet now that I've passed the test. What I'm doing is working and I feel so much better without the simple carbs and it's so easy to do without them. I simply eat more green veggies and a bit more meat and skip the starch - no sweat and not even tempting me. I will indulge here and there - like a piece of cake for my son's birthday this Friday, but I'll make a European one to make it less harmful (european style cakes are basically mostly eggs and sugar with a touch of flour and the icing is eggs, milk, sugar and butter).

My blood pressure hasn't been checked by the doctor, but I check it at home. I was on 40 mg lisinopril as of mid December. I'm now on 20 mg and hope to eventually get completely off it as I get healthier and fitter.

You cannot imagine how relieved I feel. Of course I've been super diligent and will need to be for the rest of my life, but I'm not finding this too hard to handle. I'm finding life much more enjoyable without the carbs in my life.

Restart 5/18/15 began at 263.9. All time high was 275 in 7/03. Low in Summer 2012 of 169.
A for the first 50 pounds lost, plus a for every additional 5 pounds lost on the weight loss reboot:

My journey to a healthier lifestyle blog http://melissaslife42.blogspot.com/
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Old 04-15-2011, 11:22 PM   #2
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look at you! Yay! im soooo happy for you.....glad to hear how healthy your becoming! I bet thats a huge weight off your shoulders......way to go!!
My goal is to loose 20 lbs by June 1st!! One for every 5 lbs lost.......

205= Sleep in as late as i want
200= Buy a new cd
195= Flowers for meeee
190= Movie day
185= Manicure or pedi
180= Massage with hot rocks
175= GOAL! New clothes and hair-do!
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Old 04-16-2011, 12:50 AM   #3
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This is FANTASTIC news!!! I am happy for you that you want to work your way off of as many meds as possible. Keep up the good work!!!
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:51 AM   #4
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YAY FOR YOUUUUUUU! That is great news.
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:25 AM   #5
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That is fantastic news, great job, keep it up! I can't imagine how happy you are

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Old 04-19-2011, 11:57 AM   #6
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Wahoo! Congrats on all your hard work!

First mini-goal: 5% - 209 - Met 04/29/11
Second mini-goal: 10% - 198 - Met 6/27/11
Third mini-goal: 15% - 187
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:03 PM   #7
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Strong work! I'm sure you know this, but keep up with that TSH level...a sluggish thyroid can and will go kaput at any given time.
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