When I lost 50 pounds and reached the 6 month mark of my journey, I decided to check in with my doctor. I requested new lab work, since my cholesterol had been elevated. I've also had borderline glucose numbers.
In the past 6 months, I've been eating healthfully, exercising several times a week, (I just got my 750 mile badge from FitBit--since the end of February!)
My doctor asked me if I was feeling better. I told him that I didn't feel bad before. I just knew I needed to take better care of my body.
Today I got my lab results.
My cholesterol went from 186 to 228.
And my glucose was high enough that he wants me to do a 2 hour glucose test.
What?!?!?! How is that possible? I'm eating right. I'm exercising. I'm doing all the "right" things. Why are my numbers go the wrong way? I wasn't expecting perfect numbers. I've done a lot of damage to my body carrying 100+ extra pounds for more than 20 years. But I did expect to see them improve---not get worse.