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Some numbers that make me Proud

Friday, May 26, 2017

I have been ‘chasing Onederland’ for a few weeks looking to get that one in front of my weight. But today's blog is about not about that. This week I am posting some other important numbers.

The scale is certainly being stubborn so I will tell you about some of the numbers that I got from my doctor’s visit this week.


Cholesterol: Total: 123. LDL: 93. HDL: 49
Blood Pressure: 107/64
Blood Glucose: 97
AC1 #: 5.6 (normal range – no pre-diabetes in sight

No plaque in my arteries. Carotid artery in my neck was clear and my EKG showed no abnormality.

My treadmill stress test was normal with good output and circulation as well as no strain on the heart.

My doctor reduced the level of my thyroid meds and also took me off one blood pressure medication.

Now, some non-medical numbers:

I went shopping and purchased size 16 regular, not women, shorts for my vacation in July. I tried on the 14’s but decided to get them so they fit now, not fit later.

I also purchased XL tops. This time last year, I was wearing size 2X and size 20 women’s in my tops and bottoms.

I walked 113,989 steps (49.64 miles) this week.

I have completed 51 days of the WATP, 100 mile, 1 mile a day challenge and I am still going strong.

I exercised 6 of 7 days last week and walked on my ‘rest’ day.

These are all pretty good. Right?

I am down 39.8 pounds and I am so much healthier than I was a year ago.

I’ll admit it, I have become too hung up on the scale. I have been letting it “push me around.” Thanks to my quest for Onederland, I lost sight of how much I am accomplishing on this journey.

When I comment on posts on the board, I always say it is a journey to a ‘healthier and thinner you’. I need to put that back in the forefront for the rest of MY journey.

It was a good week…no matter what that scale says on Sunday.

Keep moving forward.
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