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Saturday, 11 February 2017

Weekly Weigh-in

For those of you who have been following my weight-loss journey and are aware of my recent plan to try the Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet, my husband and I completed the challenge Wednesday, had our blood work re-tested Thursday, and here are my results:

Lipid Panel
February 2, 2017
February 9, 2017
Weight
x
X - 3 pounds
Triglycerides
.58 mmol/L
.47 (-.11)
Cholesterol
4.78 mmol/L
4.02 (-.76)
HDL Cholesterol
1.64 mmol/L
1.54 (-.10)
Non-HDL Cholesterol
3.14 mmol/L
2.48 (-.66)
LDL Cholesterol
2.88 mmol/L
2.27 (-.61)


For the record, I was fasting 15 hours before the first test and only 10 hours before the second, if that makes any difference.
 
You'll notice that my numbers decreased in every area. I'm no expert in interpreting the data, but for sure the decrease in triglycerides is a good thing. They are an important measure of heart health, and while I was already in the normal range, I'm happy to see this number lowered. My overall cholesterol also went down, which is probably why the HDL (good cholesterol) number is lower too. Great to see the LDL (bad cholesterol) number decrease. Who wants clogged arteries?

And my weight went down three pounds as well! When I got on the scale this morning, I was down another pound for a total of four! My husband and I took our body measurements at the outset and - perhaps a truer test of results - our waistlines decreased (his by an inch, mine by 3/4 of an inch) and our clothes fit better.

We're kickin' it!

In short, in a very brief amount of time, the Engine 2 Seven- Day Rescue Diet was able to achieve very positive results! We both feel that we want to continue with the dietary shift - maybe not 100%, but 90-95%. I admit that during the week I had 3.5 slices of breads that were not allowed on the plan (I was at my mom's and it was more convenient to eat what she had), and my husband used molasses on his bread and had at least one coffee-shop muffin. 

If you're interested in knowing more, I encourage you to read the book or visit Rip's blog. There you'll find a free downloadable guide for a 28-day challenge. I have already sent this information to a few people I think might benefit. Hopefully some of you might find it useful, too!

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