This past weekend I went to the Lab to get my blood work taken for the third time since losing my weight. It was for my Diabetes 6 month checkup. Yes, I said 6 months not 3 months I convinced my doctor that I don't need to come every 3 months like I once did since losing weight.
To be honest I was a little concerned that my A1C could be higher this time. I haven't felt all that positive regarding my weight loss journey. Why? I have found myself eating more lately and catching my blood sugar at times too high.
So, I am so happy to report that I was so wrong! My A1C came back perfect for a Diabetic 6.4 only .2 up from last time. I'll take it! The rest of my blood work, Cholesterol, Triglycerides, Folic Acid, B12 and a slew of others were all perfect! I finally convinced him to let me get off the Medtronics Insulin Pump, and just take shots when I need them. He was leary at this when I brought it up to him the last 2 visits, but I have proven to him I am not going to be stupid NO MORE with my health.
I am telling you this because even if you don't have Diabetes you can take control of your blood work numbers by living a healthy lifestyle. Its so important to get any extra weight off your body! They weren't designed to hold all that weight, not if you want to be healthy.
Its never to late to take back your life! Start today a new health regiment and get out and walk! Its the easiest exercise to get started and it really works just check this blog post out by my friend Diane over at Fit to Finish! There's no going to the gym, no aggressive movements just walk out your front door with good walking shoes and start walking!
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