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MarilynB

MarilynB Report 11 Jan 2013 15:45

Went to the docs this morning for the results of my blood test, fully expecting to be put on tablets for cholesterol.

Doctor said he was amazed at the result and I proved him wrong when he thought I wouldnt get it down by diet alone. He said he would have put money on it that I was on Statins already with that result. My cholesterol went down from 7.9 on 8th December to 5.4 when I had a second blood test last week.

It has so been worth all the hassle of refusing everything in the sweet and sickly line since the beginning of December. Cant believe I have done it, lost about 10 pounds too. I have to carry on what I am doing but it has really spurred me on. Would love to lose another stone or so for 20th March, when we go away, and get it down even further. I am so PLEASED :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

Marilyn

Barbinsglos

Barbinsglos Report 11 Jan 2013 15:48

Well done to you Marilyn

Keep it up :-D :-D

Trish Devon

Trish Devon Report 11 Jan 2013 15:51

I bet your well pleased,good on you for all your efforts.
:-D :-D

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 11 Jan 2013 15:51

Excellent result. Well done you. Whilst we were overdosing on sweet and sickly..... :-D

JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 11 Jan 2013 15:57

well done x :-D :-D

kandj

kandj Report 11 Jan 2013 15:58

WOW! You have every right to be so pleased with your effort. Well done Marilyn.

MarilynB

MarilynB Report 11 Jan 2013 16:12

Thanks again for your support, I really think I can do this. Going out to the local carvery tonight, but no roasties, yorkshire and definitely no pudding!!! Plenty of veg lol. :-D

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 11 Jan 2013 16:13

Well done for a good result. :-)

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 11 Jan 2013 16:20

should be remembered thought that high cholesterol is not always down to diet - mine is familial - was in double figures when diagnosed, kept thinking I was having heart attacks - when diagnosed I asked not to have statins and I would stop eating all the wrong things - went back a month later and it had gone up to 11.7!!! then told it was familial - one of my parents must have had it, so I'm on statins and my reading is now round about 4 and I feel great

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 11 Jan 2013 16:25

AnnC. Same here. Though I think 11.7 is quite a bit higher than me. Think it was about 7 point something and has been 4 point something since I started statins 11 years ago.

Most important, I think, is that we check it at least annually from quite an early age. Probably people in 40's should all be checking it :-)

MarilynB

MarilynB Report 11 Jan 2013 16:26

That's great Ann, doc mentioned that sometimes it could be that. Just got lucky I think as my dad was on statins but has recently lost so much weight through other problems that he had to come off them. I do feel a lot better though too.

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 11 Jan 2013 16:58

that's good Marilyn and apparently statins are a kind of elixir of life - good for all sorts of things - many benefits

~~ Jules in Wiltshire~~

~~ Jules in Wiltshire~~ Report 11 Jan 2013 17:20

Well done :-D :-D

Carol 430181

Carol 430181 Report 11 Jan 2013 17:24

Well done Marilyn, mine was 8.6 when I had a heart attack, am on statins which keeps it around 5 but would like to be lower.

Carol

K

K Report 11 Jan 2013 18:45

Congratulations Marilyn. You spur me on. I resolve to give up chocolate this year is holding - so far :-D

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 11 Jan 2013 18:56

I thought a little bit of chocolate (particularly dark) was quite good for you and not particularly fattening. I know I have a couple of small squares of Tesco finest every day and it keeps me sweet :-D :-D

MarilynB

MarilynB Report 11 Jan 2013 19:11

Keep going k, if I can do this anyone can, it's one of the hardest things I ever had to do but I'm winning. I think I was on the way to heart attack carol, needed doc to sort me out.

I don't like dark choc john only the sweet sickly stuff, Lindt is my favourite and particularly white choc.

:-D :-D :-D

K

K Report 11 Jan 2013 19:35

A small amount of chocolate is fine but I don't have an off switch and it easier just to say no sadly.

Was given a huge box of Thornton's at Xmas and worked my way through the whole box :-S

Favourite is praline Lindt :-D

MarilynB

MarilynB Report 11 Jan 2013 21:07

I got several boxes from work and so did my daughter, gave them to my mum and dad and they are still working through them lol :-D

Suzanne

Suzanne Report 11 Jan 2013 21:31

told you that Marilyn

my hubby did the same,but it took him 6wks. :-D