Know Your Numbers

Do any of my loyal readers remember my post last year The numbers tell?

Know Your Numbers
Know Your Numbers

Well, it’s that time of the year and I had my Know Your Numbers appointment this morning again.

All the numbers got much better from last year. And most even better than 2 years ago, when I was rocking! Yay!

Here’s the 3 year comparison:

Measurement 2011 2012 2013
Total Cholesterol 170 (desirable) 176 (desirable) 166 (desirable)
HDL 62 (exceptional) 48 (high risk) 54 (desirable)
LDL 94 (desirable) 108 (near desirable) 98 (desirable)
Total/HDL Ratio 2.8 (exceptional) 3.7 (recommended) 3.07 (exceptional)
Triglycerides 71 (normal) 101 (normal) 68 (normal)
BMI 24 (normal weight) 25 (borderline high) 23.6 (normal weight)
Body Fat 31% (borderline high) 32% (borderline high) 30.6 (recommended)
Glucose 90 (normal) 91 (normal) 76 (normal)

Yay to me and to my new Paleo way of eating!

The numbers tell

Proof that exercise and diet do make a huge difference.

Last year I was eating better and exercising more than this year. I lost 11 pounds last year, gained them all back this year.

How does that affect my health? The numbers tell.

Last year results from the ‘Know you Numbers’ program at work:
Total Cholesterol = 170 (Desirable < 200)
HDL = 62 (Exceptional >= 60)
LDL = 94 (Desirable < 100)
Total/HDL Ratio = 2.8 (Exceptional <= 3.5)
Triglycerides = 71 (Normal < 150)
BMI 24 (Normal Weight = 18.5 – 24.9)
Body Fat= 31% (Borderline High = 31-36.9) -> this was the only one not ideal
Glucose = 90 (Normal = 71 – 99)
 
 

 
 
This year’s numbers:
Total Cholesterol = 176 (Desirable < 200)
HDL = 48 (High Risk: <50) -> according to her, although this number falls into the high risk based on the chart, it’s still borderline and the ratio total/HDL is still pretty good, so she considered in a Desirable.
LDL = 108 (Near Desirable 100-129)
Total/HDL Ratio = 3.7 (Recommended 3.6-4.9)
Triglycerides = 101 (Normal < 150)
BMI 25 (Borderline High = 25-29.9)
Body Fat= 32% (Borderline High = 31-36.9)
Glucose = 91 (Normal = 71 – 99)
 
 
As you can see ALL numbers got a bit worse.
Still good, but not as good as… 😦
 
 
Wake up call to go back to a healthier diet and more exercising…