Reality Check: My blood test result

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Ahhhhhhh....  The quest of losing weight.  I have been dealing with this issue most of my life.  You see, I wasn't the 'thin' kid - I was the chubby cute one!  But cuteness has its expiration, and it expired when I was told by the famous Dr. Marcelino So that I was too fat.  Thus, my mom put me on a diet.  I remember just having to eat fish and vegetables.  My lunch box would only contain these two viands for a long while.  There was even a time when I refused to eat lunch because of the food I got!  But eventually, I guess I lost weight because I stopped getting fish and veggies for lunch at school.

I was labelled by my MIL as the rubber band type, according to her, I would be thin and then gain weight.  It was a cycle.  But I didn't mind the cycle.  It was more, the other people minded the cycle.  I think it was only in 2003 that I realized that eating was super enjoyable!  Hahaha.. Two years after, I documented food trips on my blog - this, this blog was born!

Through the years, I was thin-fat-thin-fat - it was really a cycle, but during that time - when I felt that I gained weight, I would be able to diet and exercise and lose the weight.  I then found Bikram Yoga which I really loved.  I got married and after a year or so - I got pregnant.  I gained SO much weight while I was pregnant with Kailee - and after, I had a hard time losing the weight because I was breastfeeding.  When I didn't eat - I wouldn't produce so much milk - thus I ate.  Before I knew it, I got pregnant again, with Connor - but at that time - I controlled what I ate - I gained 25lbs.  That was on top of the weight I gained while I was pregnant with Kailee.  I lost the 'added' pregnancy weight but all the excess weight I gained when I had Kailee - is still very present up to now.  I honestly don't mind that people tell me I'm fat simply because it is true!  I don't deny the fact that its - honest to goodness TRUE!  But you see, I don't ming being big.  I think the only issue I have is that - I don't have any more clothes!  I belong to the group that is too big for pre-pregnancy wear and too small for maternity wear.  I am in LIMBO - hahaha!  But seriously, I am happy with how I am.  I wish that I can be thinner - but come on!  I knew that if I didn't get my ass on the treadmill - nothing will happen.

One of the reasons that I never had the chance to diet or exercise was because I am still pumping breastmilk for Connor.  I'm sure there will be a lot of people who would say I am just making up excuses, but I don't care.  Each body is different and my body - I know it better than anyone.  I need to eat, to be able to produce milk.  And so I have been delaying the diet.  I'm sure for others, breastfeeding helped them lose weight - I think its the pregnancy weight that they lost.  But as I said - each body is different.  I envy those who lost weight with breastfeeding - as with me, sorry - I belong to the margin of error that didn't lose weight.

Yesterday - my Panget and I had our bloodworks done.  I honestly hated it because I am super scared of needles.  I'm sure I'll get hirits that I already gave birth and all, that I should be able to handle the small needle prick.  I still can't.  I was heavily sedated when I gave birth via CS and I took so many pain killers - so it made childbirth a breeze!  So, yesterday afternoon - we got the results.  And my results were surprisingly bad alarming to my Panget.  He called me up and told me that my results were off the charts.  I was curious, so I asked for a copy - and now, I am sharing with you my results:



The results that I got, didn't surprise me at all, I expected it since I wasn't very particular with my diet.  I knew I had an issue with Uric Acid - I've had it for the past 10 years, but it was always on the border, it was never over the border.  As for my Triglycerides - it has been high since I got pregnant, my OB said it was okay.  My cholesterol - well, they've always been within range and never over the limit.  As for the Fasting Blood Glucose - this was the first time ever.  Am I considered a diabetic?

Seeing these results well - they made me realize that I NEED to change my diet, exercise and lose weight.  I don't think I have a choice.  It's my health that is on the line now.  And I am the only one to blame for this.  Maybe it's the age, but I admit - I don't watch what I eat.  I guess, I was oblivious to the fact that I SHOULD take care of my health.  I was over confident and this is the result.

I remember hearing on the radio that one should exercise at least 14 minutes a day.  I will do better, I will start walking on the treadmill for 30 minutes and then slowly make it longer.  I will also try to watch what I eat.

Please wish me luck on this journey of mine.  I would appreciate any suggestions and help to make this journey more pleasing.  I know I can do it - I know I have the discipline to watch what I eat - but the exercise - gosh, I HATE the sweaty feeling (thus, I always have a fan in my bag) I don't like to move around and about!  Hahaha...  So this is really going to be a tough journey.  Please pray for me and wish me luck!

Would anyone be able to help me out on what food I should avoid or eat more of?  I would appreciate them very much!!  Thanks in advance!! :)

I hope that on my next blood test, everything will be in the normal range.

Health is finally catching up on me!!

Gaaaaaah!!




4 comments :

  1. Exercise really helps bring these levels down. Small changes add up. Like me, I hardly ever drink milk tea na... when I do I always order the clear type, 0-25% sugar, then yun may konting cream lang na topping. Pag pwede mag stairs I don't take the elevator, etc.

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    1. Thanks Ro for the advice! I will NEED to exercise na talaga.. Have to watch what I eat too!! Wish me LUCK!

      love, Didi

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  2. Sucks to grow old, that's all I can say! When we get to a certain age talaga we need to start making a conscious effort to live healthy. I have yet to find a Zumba class I can attend regularly!

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    1. Hi Patty! Buti ka nga you like to attend a Zumba class! Ako, AYOKO talagang gumalaw! Hahaha... Pwede lipo nalang? Does that count?

      But seriously - oo nga, I never thought na I would go off the charts. Reality check talaga...

      Love, Didi

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