Thursday, July 5, 2018

And the labs say...

It has been a few years since I had a complete physical. My doctor's office finally caught up with me, so I went last week. Why do doctors seem surprised when patients refuse to get a colonoscopy? It's truly not on my agenda. No one in my family has ever had a polyp problem, not even my 82-year-old mother.

The doctor asked about my eating habits and I explained that I'm on a ketogenic diet. "No issue with that!" was his quick reply. He said that he has a lot of patients who have had great success with controlling blood sugar and weight by taking a keto approach.

My lab results came in yesterday and my blood sugar and cholesterol are solidly normal, across the board, except for my triglycerides, which are blissfully lower than low. Hooray.

My weight loss seems to have stopped--I've been on a plateau for two months now, and that's disappointing. I read somewhere that keto is only good for weight loss for six months, and then it doesn't work anymore. Apparently, my body got this memo and took it to heart. Boo. It's discouraging since I still have another 50 pounds to lose. Sad face.

Anyway, I suppose that I can at least be grateful my blood pressure is great, my blood work is phenomenal, I'm not gaining any weight, and I'm never hungry. Yay.

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