Reality Check: My blood test result

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Ahhhhhhh....  The quest of losing weight.  I have been dealing with this issue most of my life.  You see, I wasn't the 'thin' kid - I was the chubby cute one!  But cuteness has its expiration, and it expired when I was told by the famous Dr. Marcelino So that I was too fat.  Thus, my mom put me on a diet.  I remember just having to eat fish and vegetables.  My lunch box would only contain these two viands for a long while.  There was even a time when I refused to eat lunch because of the food I got!  But eventually, I guess I lost weight because I stopped getting fish and veggies for lunch at school.

I was labelled by my MIL as the rubber band type, according to her, I would be thin and then gain weight.  It was a cycle.  But I didn't mind the cycle.  It was more, the other people minded the cycle.  I think it was only in 2003 that I realized that eating was super enjoyable!  Hahaha.. Two years after, I documented food trips on my blog - this, this blog was born!

Through the years, I was thin-fat-thin-fat - it was really a cycle, but during that time - when I felt that I gained weight, I would be able to diet and exercise and lose the weight.  I then found Bikram Yoga which I really loved.  I got married and after a year or so - I got pregnant.  I gained SO much weight while I was pregnant with Kailee - and after, I had a hard time losing the weight because I was breastfeeding.  When I didn't eat - I wouldn't produce so much milk - thus I ate.  Before I knew it, I got pregnant again, with Connor - but at that time - I controlled what I ate - I gained 25lbs.  That was on top of the weight I gained while I was pregnant with Kailee.  I lost the 'added' pregnancy weight but all the excess weight I gained when I had Kailee - is still very present up to now.  I honestly don't mind that people tell me I'm fat simply because it is true!  I don't deny the fact that its - honest to goodness TRUE!  But you see, I don't ming being big.  I think the only issue I have is that - I don't have any more clothes!  I belong to the group that is too big for pre-pregnancy wear and too small for maternity wear.  I am in LIMBO - hahaha!  But seriously, I am happy with how I am.  I wish that I can be thinner - but come on!  I knew that if I didn't get my ass on the treadmill - nothing will happen.

One of the reasons that I never had the chance to diet or exercise was because I am still pumping breastmilk for Connor.  I'm sure there will be a lot of people who would say I am just making up excuses, but I don't care.  Each body is different and my body - I know it better than anyone.  I need to eat, to be able to produce milk.  And so I have been delaying the diet.  I'm sure for others, breastfeeding helped them lose weight - I think its the pregnancy weight that they lost.  But as I said - each body is different.  I envy those who lost weight with breastfeeding - as with me, sorry - I belong to the margin of error that didn't lose weight.

Yesterday - my Panget and I had our bloodworks done.  I honestly hated it because I am super scared of needles.  I'm sure I'll get hirits that I already gave birth and all, that I should be able to handle the small needle prick.  I still can't.  I was heavily sedated when I gave birth via CS and I took so many pain killers - so it made childbirth a breeze!  So, yesterday afternoon - we got the results.  And my results were surprisingly bad alarming to my Panget.  He called me up and told me that my results were off the charts.  I was curious, so I asked for a copy - and now, I am sharing with you my results:

The results that I got, didn't surprise me at all, I expected it since I wasn't very particular with my diet.  I knew I had an issue with Uric Acid - I've had it for the past 10 years, but it was always on the border, it was never over the border.  As for my Triglycerides - it has been high since I got pregnant, my OB said it was okay.  My cholesterol - well, they've always been within range and never over the limit.  As for the Fasting Blood Glucose - this was the first time ever.  Am I considered a diabetic?

Seeing these results well - they made me realize that I NEED to change my diet, exercise and lose weight.  I don't think I have a choice.  It's my health that is on the line now.  And I am the only one to blame for this.  Maybe it's the age, but I admit - I don't watch what I eat.  I guess, I was oblivious to the fact that I SHOULD take care of my health.  I was over confident and this is the result.

I remember hearing on the radio that one should exercise at least 14 minutes a day.  I will do better, I will start walking on the treadmill for 30 minutes and then slowly make it longer.  I will also try to watch what I eat.

Please wish me luck on this journey of mine.  I would appreciate any suggestions and help to make this journey more pleasing.  I know I can do it - I know I have the discipline to watch what I eat - but the exercise - gosh, I HATE the sweaty feeling (thus, I always have a fan in my bag) I don't like to move around and about!  Hahaha...  So this is really going to be a tough journey.  Please pray for me and wish me luck!

Would anyone be able to help me out on what food I should avoid or eat more of?  I would appreciate them very much!!  Thanks in advance!! :)

I hope that on my next blood test, everything will be in the normal range.

Health is finally catching up on me!!



  1. Exercise really helps bring these levels down. Small changes add up. Like me, I hardly ever drink milk tea na... when I do I always order the clear type, 0-25% sugar, then yun may konting cream lang na topping. Pag pwede mag stairs I don't take the elevator, etc.

    1. Thanks Ro for the advice! I will NEED to exercise na talaga.. Have to watch what I eat too!! Wish me LUCK!

      love, Didi

  2. Sucks to grow old, that's all I can say! When we get to a certain age talaga we need to start making a conscious effort to live healthy. I have yet to find a Zumba class I can attend regularly!

    1. Hi Patty! Buti ka nga you like to attend a Zumba class! Ako, AYOKO talagang gumalaw! Hahaha... Pwede lipo nalang? Does that count?

      But seriously - oo nga, I never thought na I would go off the charts. Reality check talaga...

      Love, Didi