What the numbers say

I must admit I was slightly disappointed that I did not loose more weight this week – even though I shouldn’t be because five pounds the week before and no gain is pretty good!  [Insert doubt here].
But…I do have some other REALLY great news…
As you know (and if you don’t, you can read about it here), my health – or lack there of – is what got me into running in the first place. 
Really?
You ask.
Your health was that bad that you started running?
Yes.  I was pre-diabetic, and severely overweight.  My sugar and cholesterol were out of control, my thyroid was out of balance, and I felt like crap all the time.
Half marathons even?
Yes.  I have run five already!
And now you like it?
Yes!
And I am so. much. healthier. now.
Fitness, health, and getting to and maintaining a healthy weight is something I will always contend with.  I will always have to work at it.  I can never go back to eating whatever I want, whenever I want, as much as I want, and never exercising.
But, that’s okay with me. 
Because I don’t want to go back.
Here’s why:
In June my C-PEPTIDE (diabetic indicator) was 3.3.  This is HIGH (normal is 0.8-3.1).  Anything other than that puts you at a risk for developing diabetes.
NOW it is 2.6.  Normal.
In June my TSH (Thyroid hormone) was 0.15.  This is LOW.
NOW it is 0.55.  Normal.
And that, my friends, keeps me running.

Comments

  1. YES! Exactly the point! The road to good health will lead to awesomeness everywhere!!

    BTW, I’ve stole your quote “There will be days you don’t think you can run a marathon. There will be a lifetime of knowing you have.” This is sooooo becoming my mantra to push thru those long run (and short run) days when I don’t feel like going or feeling lazy… love it!

  2. Crafty Jogger says

    I just found your blog and saw this post. Great job! That’s amazing! This post was a good reminder for me to focus on what really matters: improving and maintaining my health…rather than improving my pace/race times! Keep it up =)

  3. Crafty Jogger says

    I just found your blog and saw this post. Great job! That’s amazing! This post was a good reminder for me to focus on what really matters: improving and maintaining my health…rather than improving my pace/race times! Keep it up =)

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