Happy to Have Good Results
Monday, March 30, 2015
Today I had my physical and got the results of my recent blood tests. Overall, the results were good. Best of all, my weigh-in indicated I weigh 4 pounds less than I did at my last appointment.
Although I am happy with any amount of weight loss, I had hoped to learn that I had lost more than 4 pounds, so I was a little disappointed. That is until I realized that my last doctor's appointment was more than 2 months before I started using SparkPeople. Because much of the time between my last appointment and my decision to starting tracking my nutrition fell during the holidays and because I know I gained some weight during that time, I will be happy with the 4 pounds.
One result I was surprised by is that my cholesterol is up a little, not enough for my doctor to be concerned about, but she does want me to keep it in mind as I make my food choices. I'm not sure how my cholesterol increased. I checked my nutrition reports and I was within the recommended range every day but two for more than 2 months. Maybe during the holidays it went up and then started down again when I started tracking. My next labs will be interesting to see.
I was happy I could tell my doctor that I have been using SparkPeople. And, I didn't have to explain to her what it is because she is familiar with the website and its tools. She is pleased that I am using it. At my next appointment, I plan to impress her even more with a greater weight loss and improving cholesterol numbers.