Friday, August 9, 2013

Blood Profile Results Are In

Last week I shared with everyone that I was heading to get a blood profile done.  In May of last year was when I had my last one done and my potassium was high, cholesterol was flagged and triglycerides were up a little, and my iron was too low.  At this time the only exercise I was doing was walking but my diet wasn't all that bad.  Also at this point I was give heart meds in April 2012, had been on blood pressure meds for a few months and prior to that was even on anti-depressants.  All this was a wake up call for me and that's when I started my journey to a healthier lifestyle not only for myself but for my children.

When I started walking my weight was at it's highest of 163.  This was a lot for me since I am only 5'5.  When I got super serious about my weight mid-August (so about a year ago) my weight was going between 147-149.

To show a difference.  This first picture was 160. It was around a month after I started working on getting healthy.  The second one was taken today right after my workout (if that wasn't noticeable)

I wish I had the exact numbers from blood profile that was done a little over a year ago but I haven't actually got around to calling the doctor yet to request them fax me a copy.  I am curious though so I will probably end up doing that in the next couple of days.   I seriously owe these numbers to Shakeology and working out.  My first round of blood work that was bad last year I had been working out for awhile already.  So I really believe that the combination of my workouts and getting the amazing nutrition that Shakeology has to offer has helped me tremendously.

 Anyway, here are just a few of the numbers from my blood work. These are the things that I like keeping in check.

Triglycerides:  56 
(level needs to be between 0-149)
Iron: 82 
(level needs to be between 35-155)
Total Cholesterol: 121 
(needs to be between 100-199)
HDL Cholesterol: 58 
(needs to be between 39.01-100)
LDL Cholesterol: 52 
(needs to be between 0-99)
Glucose: 86 
(needs to be between 65-99)
Potassium: 3.9 
(needs to be between 3.5-5.2)

This is me in all my glory to show what a difference a healthy diet and exercise can make in roughly a year. When the first picture was taken I was around 148-149.  Like I said I originally started this journey at 163. The first picture was me in July 2012 and the second one was actually taken today.

Am I proud of how far I have came in a year? You better believe it! I still have a ways to go in order to reach my ultimate goals, but I just keep looking forward.  Sure I have bad days, don't we all?  No need in dwelling on those, just pick up the next day where you left off.  Hard work and determination does pay off!

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  1. Goodness... Congrats on your amazing hard work! I am currently working my way down although I have much farther than you to go as I am only 5'6" and I weigh 236 right now. My only goal is to get under 200 again. I will pick a new goal after that lol

    1. That's awesome and I am a firm believer in setting small goals. If I can do this, anyone can. Just keep looking forward and setting those small goals. Remember to give yourself a little reward as you reach them :)