The Results are in

I just received my latest blood test in the mail and I will share the results. Keep in mind that the differences in levels have occurred in just 10 weeks. That is when I started the Whole Food Plant Based diet and started an exercise routine.

Before After
Cholesterol 286 206
Triglyceriedes 300 186
HDL (Good Cholesterol) 49 51
LDL (Bad Cholesterol) 188 138
A1C 8.0 6.6

Right after the blood test I noticed that my fasting blood readings in the morning had suddenly gone from the 150 range down to the 100 range. I have six months to continue this plan of attack before my next blood test. My goals are obviously to bring my overall cholesterol level under 150, increase HDL, reduce LDL and bring my A1C to under 5.0.

I met with a trainer on Saturday who helped my put together a systematic weight lifting routine where I will be working my body 4 days out of the week. In between this workouts I will be hitting the treadmill each morning to fast pace walk a minimum of a mile. I will also be mindful of “overdoing it” and recognize when I simply need a day of rest. If I see the results that I anticipate in six months I may coin the word “Vegecise” if it hasn’t already been coined.

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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6 Responses to The Results are in

  1. kkeevins says:

    Fabulous results! I had to read your numbers twice 🎉 Outstanding, Bill. You must be thrilled — and rightly so. Thanks for the motivation!!!

    —Kathy From:
    Diaryofadedicateddiabetic.wordpress.com

  2. Congratulations friend.

  3. Those triglycerides! Awesome job, I’m amazed at your motivation and stick-to-it iveness! (Is that a word?) keep it up!

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