Looking back, starting this right before the holidays was a bad idea! But let’s get going.
The past few months I have been having some health issues that were also symptoms of diabetes. I have a family history of diabetes (type 1 and 2) and I was getting a little worried so I finally broke down and had an appointment yesterday to have some tests done. I got the results back this morning and I’m happy to say that I am not diabetic! I am, however, super Vitamin D deficient. Some of the research I’ve done says that your Vitamin D levels should be around 50 or so. Well…mine is at 16 (yeah….not good). I’m now taking a D-3 supplement every day and should be back to normal on that end pretty soon!
The other problem that they found is that my triglycerides and LDL Cholesterol are high. For a normal 25 year old woman, my triglycerides should be around 150 but I’m up at 187 and with the LDL (bad) Cholesterol, I should be at 100 but I’m rocking a 154. In order to lower these numbers, I need to eat more protein and whole grains and less fatty, processed foods. I’m also supposed to be exercising and loosing 1-2 pounds a week.
Currently, I weigh 202 pounds and am 5′ 4″ tall. This is the heaviest I have ever been and ever plan on being. According to the BMI chart, I am obese. Yep, obese. Obese, obese, obese. No matter how many times I type it, I still don’t believe it. In order to get to the correct and healthy number on the chart, I need to loose somewhere between 60 to 80 pounds. This is why I’m starting back up again and having some of my friends keep me honest with this. I need to put this all out there and actually have someone/thing to hold me responsible for my actions and my life. I am going to loose the weight. I am going to eat healthier. I am going to lower my numbers. I am going to do this. I might stumble and crash and burn a few times, but I’m not going to give up this time.
If you stay tuned, my lady balls might actually be big enough to post a few before pictures next time!