2007 Blood Test Results

November 3, 2007 · 10 comments

Well it turns out that not only did I have a Great Visit to the Doctor in terms of our discussion but also as measured by my blood-work, the results of which I just got back.  Big picture?  Overall cholesterol dropped from 182 to 164.  “Super Cholesterol,” wrote my doctor on the results.  Oh yeah!

Here are the side by side results for my blood tests from the last two years.  Note that they took place about 18 months apart, during which I have focused on my fitness only for the last 3.  Some of the desired ranges changed, not quite sure why that is. Probably something to do with the medical billing employee needing to conduct all of the lab tests for insurance.

Year 2006 2007
Test Value Range Value Range
Glucose 89 70-120 87 70-110
Cholesterol 182 0-200 164 0-200
LDL-Cholesterol 128 0-130 116.4 0-130.1
rev Triglycerides 90 0-199 63 0-151
HDL-Cholesterol 36 46-86 35 35-60

HDL-Cholesterol went down a point, when you want it to go up.  However the range lowered such that I am now at the bottom end of the desired range.  All other numbers came down nicely.

While my pictures don’t show the progress I was hoping to see, my blood-work, my scale and my belt all tell me I am heading in the right direction!

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Angela November 3, 2007 at 10:16 am

That is so exciting John. And your pictures show marked improvement, actually. Look at the side view of your belly-definite improvement, for sure. Way to go for you. It’s so nice to see blood work improvements….decreases the stress level for sure. You’ve got a great future ahead of you.

Israel November 3, 2007 at 1:01 pm

Congrats John, glad to see the health numbers getting better. I noticed the change in the pictures as well. The belly is looking deflated.

Magnus November 3, 2007 at 9:43 pm

Congratulations on your blood tests! Excellent results.

Diana the Scale Junkie November 3, 2007 at 10:35 pm

Nice to see those Triglycerides drop too!! Great improvement!

Cindy November 4, 2007 at 3:37 pm

That is outstanding! I go back this week for my 3 month A1C test. I’m hoping its better! :)

Steve November 4, 2007 at 10:04 pm

Congrats on lowering the LDL that stuff is a killer. The HDL is a lot harder to improve on. Most of it has to do with genetics.

This is a good reminder that I need to get mine checked again.

Orlandotek November 5, 2007 at 10:30 am

Well, on the surface it would appear it to be
better for HDL to go up.

But, what’s even more important is to increase the
ratio between HDL and LDL.

Your LD went down a lot and just 1 point on the
HDL. This is actually a VERY good thing.

The less LDL you have the less HDL you actually
need to clean up behind the LDL.


You’re doing great! I need to go in and have my numbers done. I just hate doctors so I have been putting it off.

November 7th is my one year anniversary following
You: On a Diet.

Would it be okay to link your blog on my blog??

Hope you have a great week…


Skinny Guy November 5, 2007 at 11:36 am

Those numbers are terrific, John! Congrats on your success!

Rachel B. November 6, 2007 at 12:45 am

The blood work is the biggest success. The pictures will come soon enough. Great job!

Rachel B. November 6, 2007 at 12:47 am

sorry, me again. I just took a look at your pictures…there is a good difference. Everything is shrinking. Look again and use the calipers…your success is showing!!!

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