Tuesday, July 1, 2008


I've been keeping track of my cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides since March of 2004. All my numbers from this years blood test went down:)!!! Here are my results:

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Cholesterol 162 162 172 176 147
HDL (the good) 74 61 66 85 68
LDL (the Bad) 75 85 94 89 69
Triglycerides 64 54 58 57 52

I can't get the above table to chart correctly, but hopefully you get the gist:(

Well, just a little background on me. Pre-children I was always in great shape. Mostly my exercise at that point was playing a lot of tennis. I never had to worry about my weight. But for whatever reason while pregnant, I gained 65-70 lbs with BOTH children. Guess I took the saying "you're eating for two" literally. LOL I ate healthy, but my body just put on the pounds. Apparently my body didn't like Carbs. I confess, I loved pizza and ice cream.

First child popped out at 7 lbs, 4 oz, second one was only 6 lbs, 12oz, so it's not like I had big kids. I had all the tests done during pregnancy, and did not have gestational diabetes, so that wasn't it. But the upside was, a lot was water, and I left a lot at the hospital. But, losing the weight after my first wasn't as easy, as I was unable to breastfeed her:( but I did lose it, only to regain it all again with my second child:( LOL But, I was able to breastfeed my second, and the weight was gone within 4 months, so that was good. I just didn't do any kind of exercising the past year and I liked my glass of wine with dinner, so the weight crept up a bit this past year.

But I'm 5'4", and was at about 130 at Christmas time. Since running, I have dropped down to 117, and I feel great. I am well aware that my body doesn't like carbs, or I should say the BAD carbs, but I know, now that I am a runner, I NEED carbs. So I have been really good about only eating complex carbs, lean proteins, and healthy fats. No more sugar, white flour or fast food:) Thankfully, my body now is doing fine with the complex carbs, and I no longer am gaining. Truth be told, I eat more now than I ever have, and it's good fuel, for my running:)


D10 said...

Way to bring the numbers down. I am sure running and eating better has helped. I think it is great that you have recognized how your body responds to various foods.

Nice job dropping the weight after the kids too.

Marcy said...

Oh yeah I hear you chica. I could have written this post as well. 150 combined total with both the kids :-X For some reason I thought I could get away with eating whatever I wanted LOL

CewTwo said...

It certainly does show that you know what assists you with general health, nutrition and exercise!

I am hoping for as good a result as what you have succeeded at!

When is the stress echo?

CewTwo said...

I got my numbers today:
Cholesterol - 138 (I am on Lipitor)
HDL - 56
LDL - 56
Triglycerides - 129
Blood Glucose - 109

Thought I'd share with you first!