Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Progress/Doctor's Report

Day: 114
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

Triglycerides: 67
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.


Ripx180 said...

Great results from both you pics and the doctor!!! You blood numbers look great also. You are living proof of what can be done. Keep up the great work Brian.

- stupid blogger ate my first comment!!

kyle said...

The pictures speak for themselves! What a great transformation in such a short time. It is truly amazing what can be accomplished with hard work and dedication. You're an inspiration Brian.


Oh and I just read your post from yesterday. I have a couple of shirts like that myself, and I can't wait until I can try them on and get the "not bad" feeling. Loved the comment about the one gray and one black sock too. Made me laugh outloud :)

billy said...

nice pics and numbers. On your side pic, you can actually see a little side/stomach muscle peering through. Your posture on the front one looks like a german soldier or something.

And it's almost time for new boxers, I'd say.

GeneTheK said...

WTFG Brian. Like I said (as have many others), pictures don't lie.

Keep on keeping on. You're an inspiration man.

We look a bit alike. Separated at birth perhaps?

Melissa said...

Great job Brian! Looking pretty trim there :) Those pictures show what great work you have been doing!

I have a friend that is overweight that has a sleep apena problem, I actually just mentioned to her that maybe becoming healthier would help that.

Rob Tucker said...

That's just awesome, man. That gut is damn near gone. Good for you.

Geoff said...

Holy crap dude, awesome. You're kickin' ass and takin' names. Can't wait 'til I can say the same about myself :)

Marcol said...

Great progress all around Brian. Its great to see your weight loss but its even greater to see that youre now healthy (doc's report). Youre pictures are worth 1000 words. If you ever feel like you arent making strides, pull those out they should definitely remind ya.

Jay said...

Nice work Brian! You've been tearing it up for a while on these here blogs. It's nice to see that the numbers are coming out on the right side of healthy.

Those side pics are especially!

Anonymous said...

Wow, dude. That's an impressive transformation for only having done this for 114 days. Keep it up, man!

swankywanker said...

Holy crap. You're kicking ass. Very nice. Very nice.

layla said...

seriously! this is OFF the hook. if this is what you can achieve in 4 months, then i have got alot to reconsider. amazing. keep up the good job. F.A.T is seriously going crazy!

Marcol said...

Where art thou O' Brian?