Due to being overweight or I should say morbidly obese (according to the Body Mass Index or BMI chart), I developed several illnesses. I was diagnosed with diabetes type 2, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
I took several medications to control these illnesses and had many warnings from my doctor to do something about my weight. Warnings that I ignored for awhile.
It wasn't until my medications began NOT to work and were forcing my doctor to think of other measures to take (injecting insulin) that I decided to make the determination to change my lifestyle as to my diet and exercise.
|My Doctor-- Dr. Frank Maselli|
|Dr. Maselli was pleased|
My Labs Results 2011 vs. 2012
Last Year This Year Normal Range
- Weight 238 135 111-145 (for 5'3" height)
- BMI 42 23 Less than 25
- Waist 42 28 Less than 35 f/women
- Dress Size 22 4 Unknown
- Total Cholesterol 240 160 Less than 200-Desirable
- HDL (Good Cholesterol) 37 76 60 and above
- LDL (Bad Cholesterol) 149 77 Less than 100
- Triglycerides 211 51 Less than 150
- A1C (blood sugar levels) 8 4 Below 7
- Blood Pressure 145/90 120/78 Systolic 90-120
- Diastolic 60-80
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** Remember-- Always check with your doctor before starting any kind of diet and/or exercise plan.
There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others. ~ George Shinn
**Post originally posted on August 1, 2012 on "A New Camino"