My lab work is in! Before I give the details let me, tell about my blood draw experiences. The first blood draw as part of my weight management program for me was about 3 months ago. The nurse had a difficult time finding a good vein and had to stick me a couple of times before the blood would flow into her vial. When she went to draw my blood a few days ago she had no difficulty finding a good vein to stick. She said this was due to my weight loss and my healthy water consumption. Just another benefit of getting healthier. Now for the lab results.
Lab results from program start on 9/21/2011:
|LDL Calc I||116||mg/dL||<=99|
|Chol/HDL Ratio I||4.4||Ratio||<=5.0|
|LDL/HDL Ratio I||2.4||Ratio||<=3.6|
|Non-HDL Chol. I||166||mg/dL|
Lab results at end of Phase I on 12.14.2011:
|LDL Calc I||51||mg/dL||<=99|
|Chol/HDL Ratio I||2.2||Ratio||<=5.0|
|LDL/HDL Ratio I||.9||Ratio||<=3.6|
|Non-HDL Chol. I||67||mg/dL|
LDL/HDL Ratio legend for risk of developing coronary heart disease for Men:
|Up to 1.0||Low Risk|
|1.1 to 3.6||Average Risk|
|3.7 to 6.3||Above Avg Risk|
|6.4 to 8.0||High Risk|
Last night I weighed in at 248.7 lbs. which is down 3.9 lbs. from the previous week, and means a total loss from beginning of 46 lbs. I had set a personal goal to break the 250 lb. barrier before Christmas. Goal achieved!!
All to the glory of God!
Soli Deo Gloria!!