March Madness – #SoCS – Go Figure

Well, Linda has given us the prompt of “Figure” and told us to use it any way we like and have fun.  There are lots of figures in my world these days.  Tuesday will be my birthday and the figure I’ll see is 65!  That’s right.  Medicare eligible!  In fact, I used Medicare for the first time yesterday when I had some blood tests done.  My last set of blood tests were done in September and since then I was able to stop taking my diabetes medicine completely.  I have also lost another 20 pounds and the figures reflect that.  My Hemoglobin A1C, which is the test for diabetes, is the same at 5.8 – in 2015 it was 8.1.  Normal is less than 5.6.  A year ago it was 7.3.

The figures I was wondering about were the cholesterol and triglyceride numbers because when eating keto-centered meals you are allowed to have fats and since Weight Watchers and Hungry Girl are all about low fat foods I was concerned that those figures would be higher.  Interestingly, this is what I saw:

 

This tells me that my cholesterols (good and bad) were normal when I started “Keto” and around September when I had lost almost 40 pounds, the levels were still normal but higher.  At that time I decided to try and modify the plan to limit the fat intake, my weight reduction speed has been slower but my blood levels have gotten better.  I’m okay with that. 

Speaking of figures, mine has changed a bit since last March:

March 2019 to March 2020

 Looks like I cleaned the mirror since last year too – LOL.

March 2019 to March 2020

I still have some hips and arms to deal with, but I have another 20 pounds to lose so I figure while I’m doing that I’ll do some strengthening exercises.  My son is letting me borrow some 5 pound weights that I’m using at night for the arms and I’m doing some leg lifts too.  Maybe I’ll get some ankle weights for when I walk Benny.  Do you figure that will help? 

This post was not exactly “stream of consciousness” because I did some research and planning but at least I used the prompt, right?  Have a most wonderful weekend all.  Gearing up for the A to Z – sign ups are happening – I’m #22 on the list which was over 100 the last time I checked.  Come play along this year!

 

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16 Responses to March Madness – #SoCS – Go Figure

  1. Congratulations on your continued success with your weight loss and health improvements Janet – your dedication is really paying off! And early birthday wishes – may 65 prove a most wonderful year for you. Looking forward to joining you in the next round of A-to-Z blogging – can’t wait.

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  2. Ally Bean says:

    You look younger than your age. Good job, Janet. I wonder about all the numbers that docs use to evaluate how healthy a person is. Sometimes it’s just how you feel and look that counts more than an actual number.

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  3. Good to know Keto works well in your case. I’m still thinking about doing something like that too.

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  4. John Holton says:

    I’ll say Happy Birthday now, because I know I won’t remember Tuesday unless someone tells me. You look good, and your numbers look excellent!

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      Thanks John. I am glad the numbers came back down. I don’t really need to put butter in the pan when I cook things if cooking spray will work just as well, right? Little things like that made the cholesterol come back down I think.

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  5. ghostmmnc says:

    Wishing you a happy birthday!
    Looks like you’re doing great with the numbers!
    A to Z is signing up already? Too soon! I have nothing yet. 🙂

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  6. Ooooo wow you look amazing!!

    Also, I can’t believe it’s almost A to Z I have no theme!

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      Thanks! I’m still a work in progress. I have my theme and actually have all the posts started. The banners and badges are up so that’s my next step. If I can get all that prep work done MAYBE I’ll have a chance to get the rest done in time!

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  7. rugby843 says:

    Well you dont look anywhere near that age!👍

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