On December 15, 2010, I had a ton of blood pulled for tests. These were under my own orders, and I should say right here that, to my knowledge, I have never had a lipid panel done. Since the last time I had anything but a finger stick test done was in my 20s when I was quite lean, I’m pretty sure about that. So, here are the numbers:
T. Chol/HDL Ratio: 2.6
Total Cholesterol: 231
Considering the ratio and the Trigs, I’m delighted with this. I drank like a fish in St. Louis in October/November, and I’d been eating Christmas cookies and other crap the week I had the test done. I’ll have more done after my current round of a Protein Sparing Modified Fast.
And as a bonus, I also have these numbers (and many more I’m not posting here!):
C-Reactive Protein: .63 (<1.0 = low)
Hgb A1c: 5.3 (normal: 4.8-5.6)
All my hormones were well in range except TSH which was 8.54 (normal is .45-4.5). My other thyroid numbers were normal, mostly smack in the middle of the range. I added more Thyroid, and for some dumb ass reason I decided to cut way back on Iodine. I gained 10 pounds in the next three weeks, and was mystified as to why until I remembered about the Iodine. Also, I had a lot of pain pop up in my right wrist, the first carpal tunnel pain I’ve had in *years*. I guess that stuff works, so I put it back into the rotation.
I’m not sure if I’ll have the A1C done again or not. If I do, it will be interesting to see what it’s like with the unbelievably clean diet I’m eating during the PSMF.