Another week has gone by, and 3.4 more pounds have hit the dust. Woo hoo!
At last night’s meeting, we discussed LAB values. I need to go in to the clinic to have some blood drawn (oh, goodie!) so they can check my cholesterol and glucose levels. The doctor who is on the leadership team – and also happens to be our family doctor, Dr. Bacon (he’s terrific!) – gave us some very encouraging statistics. He talked about metabolic syndrome – which is basically a progression of health conditions that leads to diabetes and heart disease. He said that long-term studies have shown that lifestyle changes like the ones that we are making are more effective than any pill on the market for preventing diabetes and heart disease. That’s pretty amazing!
So, next week, I’ll fast overnight and get my blood drawn. It will be good to know the values (if anyone wants to know what healthy levels are, I can tell you – I took very good notes ) and also to see the difference at the end of the year.