To say I am excited by what transpired this morning would truly be an understatement. To be totally honest I wasn't really expecting anything this morning, maybe a half pound change, but definitely not what appeared. Yes that picture below says 173.6 which is just a number to some, but to me it means I am a half pound away from my goal. A number that in September of 2012 felt like a pipe dream, and now that dream is close to becoming a reality.
3/26/15 official weigh in
Total loss from heaviest: 143.5 lbs
Current BMI: 27.1 (overweight)
Today's long run was done quite a bit later than usual due to this lovely weather we are having. I woke up around 7:30am to cold rainy morning. I check the forecast and what I found was rain early, followed by snow and low 30s in temps and finally around 3:00 the rain and snow quit and the temperature climbed to a balmy 41 degrees. I don't really like waiting so late, it makes it easier to just skip it, but I like food and 1300 calories burned will let me splurge a little bit ;) Once I got out on the road I was feeling really good. My training plan called for a 15 second per mile increase for this week's long run, which I thought might be a problem, however my legs had no problem with it.
The results for my blood work came back and I thought I would share them. Back in 2012, when this all began, my blood work results were the catalyst to take the first step in this life long journey. Each year since then I was to be tested to see if I made any progress. To be honest I was given the opportunity, but I never made the time until know.
TEST 2012 2015
Cholesterol 156 106
Triglycerides 142 37
HDL Cholesterol 34 46
LDL Cholesterol 94 28
Glucose Fasting 100 88
Insulin Level 18.93 2.78
Avg. Glucose 108 85
I understand that the change is so dramatic being that there is a three year difference between them, but it does illustrate what one can achieve with hard work and better nutrition.