Operation Skinny Jeans: Doctor said...

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Doctor said...

Have you ever had your blood tested?

I wish I would have when I was at my heaviest. I want to know where my blood sugar, cholesterol, thyroid levels, etc were at that time. The first time I had my blood tested was almost 2 years ago, and it was really enlightening. I was pretty good, but my good cholesterol was low, but other than that, generally healthy.

I had a physical a few weeks ago and had my blood tested again, and actually had the follow up appointment this morning. Everything looks great, and my good cholesterol is higher, which is a result of working out more. So woo!

I think it's important to, from time to time, check out the true markers of health. More than a weight loss journey, I have always been on a health journey. Mental and physical health. I feel like, for the most part, my mental health has come leaps and bounds, and my physical health has too. I know I have a lot of weight to lose still, but I am making strides in my health.

Also, since my last appointment on November 17th, I have lost 11 lbs (on the doctor scale). I was pretty stoked about that. I haven't weighed myself in a while, so I wasn't sure where I was at. I feel like that darn doctor scale is always the worst so it felt good to see loss there.

Also, I don't know my exact numbers, she said she didn't have anything she could give me, but that I am healthy and "if everyone had numbers like mine, [she] wouldn't have a job."  I'll take it.

I highly recommend going and having your blood tested. Your blood can tell you so much about your health and can really help you get a better understanding of what's going on. Also I recommend regular physicals. That's all lol

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