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Old 07-12-2010, 06:04 PM   #1  
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To everyone out there not seeing any results just because the scale isn't moving. I am here to remind you that it's not all about the scale or inches even. It's about health.

I am only 25. At the age of 18 I was diagnosed with diabetes. They said I had it for years with out knowing. My blood test results showed abnormally high risk for a heart attack or stroke. I got my test results in today. I read the numbers and I cried. I'm not an emotional person, but I have been fighting so long and so hard wondering how long I had left to live because every doctor kept saying they were surprised I was still walking. Anyone that is dealing with blood work will know truly how drastic these changes are.

At my highest I was 280lbs. I am now in the lower 250s.

Cholesterol: 152 down from 350. This is the first time in 10 years it's been considered normal. Now mind you the HDL and LDL balance is a bit horrible, but I am working on it.

Triglycerides: 386 down from 2000. Yes you read that right. I will scan the lab work in if you don't believe me. That is abnormally high. 386 in itself is nothing at all to brag about and is still very high...but my goodness...what a drop.

A1C: 6.6 down from 9.6 any diabetic knows how big of a drop that is. I am really close to not being in the diabetic range anymore.

Fasting Sugar/Glucose: 91 !!! Down from 218. 91 is a NORMAL number.

I wanted to share this and I hope it is taken as motivation and not gloating. For anyone not seeing any physical results I urge you to do blood work before and keep checking every 3 months. You will find what works for you. These are the numbers that truly matter.

Thanks for listening.
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:07 PM   #2  
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WOW! Way to go! And thank you for pointing that out. It's easy to get caught up in the "wrong" numbers. Weight only shows so much. Keep up the hard work!
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:10 PM   #3  
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*BIG HUG* GOOD JOB! You keep up the good work!

I know how you feel- when I started my cholesterol and everything was really bad- now my a1c is 5.6 , cholesterol in the 170s, my fasting glucose is 79, etc.

Knowing for the first time in years that I am not considered pre-diabetic made me very happy
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:18 PM   #4  
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Congratulations!!!!! How inspiring!
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Congratulations! What a wonderful achievement!
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WOW!!!
I am so happy for you! Congrats, that is such a huge nsv!
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Congrats!!!!
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That's amazing!

Congratulations on making yourself SO much healthier! I was giddy when I got my first cholesterol level in the normal range; it's such a great feeling to know that you're changing your physiology for the better.
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Wow!!! Congratulations!
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Congrats! A great reminder that this is more than just about the way we look - it is about our health.
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Congratulations, that's amazing!!!
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Yay! Yay! Yay! First, I am soooo happy for you. Keep up the amazing work! Secondly, thank you for sharing this. I'm only 26 and have serious heart problems, and today I was feeling down because even though I'm losing weight, nothing with my health is changing. Your success makes my heart soar with hope again. Thank you.
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Yay! Yay! Yay! First, I am soooo happy for you. Keep up the amazing work! Secondly, thank you for sharing this. I'm only 26 and have serious heart problems, and today I was feeling down because even though I'm losing weight, nothing with my health is changing. Your success makes my heart soar with hope again. Thank you.
I know you will do it! It's only a matter of time!
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