Holy cow! I just got the lab results call from my doctor's office.
NO MORE CHOLESTEROL MEDICATION!!
That's right - no more cholesterol medication for me!! I can stop taking it, as of today! AND, my doctor wants to see me in January. If I keep this up (or rather, down), and my weight continues to fall, the nurse said the doctor may reduce my diabetes medication "significantly." Hallelujah ...
LOSING WEIGHT WORKS (who knew?)
Check out the numbers updated on the right sidebar. I am beyond thrilled, that after just three months, I have managed to reverse things. That is just amazing. And the ONLY thing that has changed was my diet. It was that simple (not easy, just simple).
Was it worth passing up the frozen desserts, the extra helpings, the chocolate ?? YES, YES, YES, a thousand times YES. I don't even remember the individual times I have sacrificed and/or said NO to a craving. That is how much those momentary things meant to me. But, improving my numbers and giving up (entirely) medications?! That is an event, a real event. I've just added YEARS to my life, and it only cost me three months (so far) of saying "no thank you" to less healthy food options, NOT cheating here and there, NOT making excuses for unhealthy decisions.
And get this ... these numbers are ONLY from diet. I hadn't started regular walking yet (when the labs were drawn). Since then, I've started walking ... yes, exercise!! (Exercise should boost my HDL up further.) Tell me I won't blow my doctor away, when I see him in January. LOL This was the perfect boost to carry me through Thanksgiving, that is for sure.
What trumps the lower numbers on the scale? BETTER LAB RESULTS! The scale and my clothing show me what is going on externally, but the labs measure improvements internally. I LOVE IT ... but probably not as much as my internal organs do right about now.
Okay, sorry for being so excited, but holy cow, I NEVER expected such dramatic results in so short a period of time. The nurse said even my doctor was wow'd ... how cool is that?!
Lovin' this low-fat diet, lovin' it! Now, I get to have the fun of telling my husband over dinner salad. hehehe I'm having THE BEST day. See? Things happen for a reason. My car breaks down (so I'm home), and I was here to get the lab results phone call. I wasn't even expecting that until Tuesday or Wednesday!
Life is sooooooo good!