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Old 07-26-2013, 10:15 AM   #1
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Maybe I can inspire someone.... just 8 weeks, blood work #s are in!

OK, so today marks exactly 2 months of low carbing and 2 months since my last set of blood work.... EVERYTHING was better except my overall cholesterol, which actually went up a tiny bit - which as I understand it, is normal when starting low carb..... And this was only 2 months, and not the standard 3 months for an A1C test....

Let's just say that I am THRILLLLLLLLLEEDDDD!

In just 60 days:

Lost 7 pounds..... was hoping for more, but 7 is OK

A1c went from 10.2 to 7.4

Triglycerides went from 390 to 210

Blood Sugar went from 290 to get this....... 128.

Blood Pressure went from 130 / 90 to 124 /74...... and I actually had not taken my BP medicine yet today.

So, if you are new, and not sure about this whole low carb "thing", and need a push, hopefully I just gave you a big SHOVE!!!

I you all, who have put up with my whining so much early on about not losing weight..... It has not been an easy 2 months, but looking at those numbers, it has been an INCREDIBLE 2 months.

And, to top it all off, my doctor said that if I keep at this, she could see me being off all my meds by early next year.

Thanks to everybody who has helped me along the way.

Now I may go have some cheese!
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:57 AM   #2
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Awesome results! Glad you have proof now that this WOE is working even if the scale is not cooperating. And Phinney and Volek address why cholesterol goes up while losing weight in The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:03 PM   #3
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:06 PM   #4
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Congrats!! I love the many benefits of the LC lifestyle! KUTGW!
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:27 PM   #5
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Nice job Garlic!! It's nice to see the numbers every once in a while to have some confirmation that we are on the right track. Keep plugging away, it is so worth it.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:47 PM   #6
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That is so encouraging! Congrats! I know I was excited on Tuesday when my BP was down, I can only imagine my joy if all my other numbers would lower just like yours! Thank you for posting! And again congratulations!

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Old 07-26-2013, 05:41 PM   #7
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Congrats on those great improvements!

Those numbers will just keep getting better, too.
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:46 PM   #8
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So happy for you Garlic!!

Keep it up.

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Old 07-28-2013, 05:55 PM   #9
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Thank you all....

So my next blood work will be in late October or early November, and I expect my A1c to be under 6, and my total cholesterol and triglycerides to have continued to come down. If my blood sugar goes down a bit more, that is fine, but I am OK with 118, if it comes to that.

Now, I need the pounds to start coming of so that I can actually do aerobic exercise.... I really want to jog with my dogs, but my weight is still too high, as my shins can't take the pounding.
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