Weigh-Ins are on FRIDAYS - Updated January 13, 2017

Surgery Date: October 20, 2009:

Hit my goal weight on December 17, 2010:

Thursday, March 28, 2013

I am a Triglyceride Bad Ass

I got my blood work lab analysis back from the doctor.

I shall now over-analyze the results in great detail for you:

Glucose: the dreaded blood sugars
May 2011: 76
Today: 85
Comments: Still within normal range. Go me.


Triglycerides: The lower the better.
May 2011: 176
Today: 122
Comments: WOW, that's a HUGE reduction! Go me.


LDL "Bad" Cholesterol: The lower the better.
May 2011: 96.8
Today: 113
Comments: Up a little. But still in normal range. Go me.


HDL "Good" Cholesterol: The higher the better.
May 2011: 67
Today: 72
Comments: Over 35 is considered good. This is my exercise paying off and genetics.


Cholesterol Risk Ratio: a risk for heart disease measurement
May 2011: 2.9
Today: 2.9
Comments: Lower than 3.3 is considered "Good". Go me. Again.


Before I got my Lap-Band in the summer of 2009, my primary care doctor was using words like "pre-diabetic" and "cholesterol lowering medications" at my appointments with him.

I was on the path to being a diabetic and taking even MORE medications.

And now, 3+ years after my Lap-Band surgery, what did my primary care doctor say to me as I left his office yesterday?

No talk of more medications.

No mention of the word "diabetes."

No scary words like "insulin."

Instead, he said, "Keep up the good work."

15 comments:

  1. Great going. I too heard that diabetes term and its all good now. So be proud of being a bad-ass--medically speaking of course.

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  2. And THIS is what it is all about! Go YOU!

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  3. And I agree with your doctor. Keep up the good work. :)

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  4. The last time I had that lab work done, my numbers were all bad. Now I want to be a Triglyceride Bad Ass too!

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  5. That is so awesome. Go you!!

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  6. funny, you put this up there. Since my wt loss my total cholesterol has gone up. The dr. said it has to be family history because I have done everything rt.. I wasn't on meds before wt loss because I didn't need it, but since losing 140 pds, now I need it.. Seems unfair, but sometimes family history plays a bigger part then we think..

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  7. Way to go!!!
    Your numbers look awesome :)

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  8. You are awesome! It is all that hard work!

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  9. WOOP WOOP!!! Get it girl!

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