Running has changed my life

Running has changed my life in so many ways – short and sweet.  I don’t have much to say, but I do have some really really good news!

Just a little over a year ago, I looked like this:

Today I look like this:

I went from doing a lot of this:

To doing WAY more of this:

And I have a lot to show for it besides the way I look after loosing over 50 pounds, my health has so greatly improved that I feel like a brand new woman.

Just over a year ago:

My A1C (a pretty good indicator of pre-diabetes in short) was 5.7
My TSH (determines normal thyroid function) was 6.67
My glucose was 91
My Insulin was 19.5
My C-Peptide (also a pretty good indicator of pre-diabetes) was 6.48
My cholesterol (overall) was 173
My Triglycerides (BAD fats) were 475
And today:
My A1C (a pretty good indicator of pre-diabetes in short) is 5.5%.  It needs to say less than 5.7%.
My TSH (determines normal thyroid function) is 0.15, which is actually low! I am now taking less (which is good!) of my thyroid medication and hope to be completely off it someday.
My glucose is 84It needs to be between 65-99. 
My Insulin is 8It needs to stay under 8.
My C-Peptide (also a pretty good indicator of pre-diabetes) is 3.3.  It needs to be between 0.8-3.1.
My cholesterol (overall) is 176It needs to stay under 200.
My Triglycerides (BAD fats) are 250They need to be under 150.
So, you can see EXACTLY how far I have come, and you can see the areas where I still need to do some work.
Looking ahead I want to:
Reach my goal weight (healthy, as indicated by my doctor, not based on looks) of 150-160 lbs.
Continue to reduce my metabolic levels until they are all in the normal range.
Run a marathon.
And maybe run farther.
Inspire others to do what I have been doing.

And now I know:
That I will.

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