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Trying to stay positive

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

I have been working so hard to get healthier and have seen positive results with losing a few pounds, not many inches but a teeny tiny bit, feeling more energetic, looking better (at least to my eyes) BUT then I had my semi-annual lab work done. It was very disappointing. I really thought after regular exercise, better nutrition, more rest, plenty of water that I would see better results. My cholesterol didn't change. My Hdl went down and my Ldl went up--wrong direction! My triglycerides only went down 6 points. My first thought when I saw the results was, "Why the heck did I give up eating cheese?" and then "What the heck do I have to do?"--I'm exercising at least 6 days a week and I've lost at least 8 pounds since my last doctor visit and the numbers are marginally worse! I know they are just numbers. I know I feel better overall. I don't have the A1c results yet or the chemistries so I really am hoping those give me some good news. I could use it. I just needed to vent about this and get it off my chest. I am not giving up. I will not give in to self-doubt. I will see this as an opportunity.
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    I am fighting the high cholesterol numbers myself. I finally got them to start moving down.
    I went down 42 points total and my triglycerides went down as well.
    I am doing the same as you counting calories exercising and eating clean. I has taken me two years to see these results so keep doing what your doing and the numbers will drop it takes time.
    I am Native American and have my genes to thank for my numbers being high. I really would like to have normal numbers I am still high even as I dropped so much.
    Hang in there you can beat the numbers game.
    148 days ago
    Suseee, keep going the results will come, I know because I have been where you are with tests and wondering "WHY". My last test was great and I am even lowering my meds for diabetes.....so just be patient, keep on eating healthy and exercising, and the rewards will come! emoticon
    149 days ago
    keep up the good work. It will pay off in the long run
    149 days ago
    You’re doing great- keep at it. I can understand the frustration with the results but at some point your body WILL show the results of all your efforts. Give it time and trust the process. emoticon emoticon
    150 days ago
    I think blood work can be altered if you ate before you got it done. I am also here doing my think for health reasons. And if my cloths fit better then that's a bonus. Keep up the great work.
    150 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    Just think where you would have been without an effort. Keep plugging. Hope your A1C works out for you. I have to do one in a few weeks and wonder what that will be like.
    150 days ago
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