Weigh-in: 240 lbs
Lots to report today. I have my doctor's appointment and got my blood work results. I also have my camera working again and have some update/comparison pics.
The Doc says I'm doing a great job and to keep doing what I'm doing. He was impressed with the weight I've dropped in such short time. We talked about a target weight for me and he basically agreed with my goal of 215. He thinks anywhere between 210-220 or so is a good healthy number for me, although if I get to that, and then gain a bunch of muscle I would probably weigh more. So I'm going to stick with my target weight of 215 before I go into maintain mode.
Here's some current numbers for you; I'm still doing some research to see what they really mean. All I know is the Doctor said they're all good/passing.
Blood Pressure: 118/80
HDL (good cholesterol): 40
LDL (bad cholesterol): 86
Cholesterol total: 139
Cholesterol/HDLC ratio: 3.5
My report had a bunch of other numbers on it as well, but I don't know what they mean. I'll just take my doctor's word on those that they're good.
As for pics, here are some comparisons:
And here are just some pics from today:
In talking to the doctor I've realized that this weigh loss has helped some other areas as well:
- I no longer get up a night to pee several times. Apparently overweight people retain water and when they lay down it makes them have to pee more. I always slept through the night, then in the last year I started getting up all the time. No longer.
- Sleep Apnea . I had it. I used to snore really loudly and I'd stop breathing in the middle of sleep and it would actually wake me up. No longer.