RiverRes's Journal, 28 December 2012

Damn. Not the results I had hoped for. My blood sugar was normal (yahoo!), but the cholesterol (down 39 points), triglycerides (down 33 points), and the Vitamin D (up 18 points) are not where they need to be. They are better; but not "good". I did prove to myself that making better food choices is a significant contributor to my blood chemistry and I am very grateful that I have chosen to make good choices.

I have made my appointment with the doctor and I will take whatever meds he prescribes so that I can still be here for my children. I will continue my weight loss journey in the hopes that the prescriptions will be a temporary fix and that my long term weight loss will be the ultimate answer.

I have much to learn and I need to do research to enable myself to make even better food choices to continue to lower my cholesterol and triglycerides. How to increase my vitamin D - that is a good question. I think I will need to continue to lose weight (it is fat soluble) and then I need to get outside more. Sunshine? Maybe a UV lamp? Hmm.

Diet Calendar Entries for 28 December 2012:
1208 kcal Fat: 14.12g | Prot: 80.92g | Carb: 188.19g.   Breakfast: YOPLAIT VERY CHERRY YOGURT, Milk (Nonfat), Flavors French Vanilla Ground Coffee, stevia. Lunch: 100% Liquid Egg Whites, Flour Tortilla, Kraft fat free cheese, green chile with chicken, potatoes o"brien kroger. Dinner: subway turkey. Snacks/Other: fish oil. more...
3102 kcal Activities & Exercise: Gilad - 1 hour, Sleeping - 10 hours, Desk Work - 5 hours, Resting - 6 hours, Housework - 2 hours. more...
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Congratulations! Those sound like great improvements! You did a wonderful job getting those numbers moving in the right direction. You should pat yourself on the back! :D 
28 Dec 12 by member: teskandar
You're definitely making progress! Are your levels so high a physician deems it necessary to take RX's? Mine prescribed them automatically at first then gave me a 90day 'retest' to see if I could make progress with healthy eating. Definitely if you're at risk then by all means take the meds. But (as I'm sure you will) ask the Doc if it is that urgent that you start right away - with these new lab results they may give you a 90 day hold on RX's if you aren't at serious risk point. So proud of you! 
28 Dec 12 by member: FullaBella
Great job! 
28 Dec 12 by member: TabbyMc

     
 

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