Homer's Travels: Wasting Away For Good Numbers

Monday, September 14, 2009

Wasting Away For Good Numbers

Last May I had a blood test that wasn't so good. High cholesterol, high triglycerides, high blood glucose. After I returned from vacation I put myself on a diet.

I kept track of my food intake using a free program called Cron-O-Meter. I didn't really starve myself. I just watched my fats and carbs. Lots of chicken and pork. Goodbye beef and ice cream. Candy, I hardly knew you. Cakes, cookies, sayonara. This diet has resulted in me losing about ten pounds which is a little disconcerting as I thought I didn't need to lose weight, just change where my calories were coming from. I've had to cinch my belt a little tighter to keep my pants up. Then again, several sites on the intertubes say that my new lower weight is in the 'normal' range.

The diet has payed off. I received my latest test results from the Doctor today and all my numbers, all of them except HDL, are in the normal range. As usual my HDL, good cholesterol, is low. Now the struggle is to maintain my weight and not lose any more.

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