Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register


Main Forum Page  ♦   Latest Posts  ♦   Member Center  ♦   Search  ♦   Archives   ♦   Help   ♦   Log In/Out   ♦   Admins
Forum Login
Login Name: Create a new account
Password:     Forgot password

BTD Forums    Diet and Nutrition    SWAMI Xpress  ›  Blood work results after 32lbs weight loss
Users Browsing Forum
No Members and 8 Guests

Blood work results after 32lbs weight loss  This thread currently has 656 views. Print Print Thread
1 Pages 1 Recommend Thread
Cristina
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 3:43am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SwamiX Explorer A2+; L(a-b+); MN,INFP, T/ R1b-M343
Ee Dan
Posts: 3,548
Gender: Female
Location: Sunny Coast,��QLD, Australia
Age: 63
Hi everyone, as you can see I have been busy these last 3 months.  I managed to get my weight loss started again, (losing 34 pounds as at today), but, I also managed to get my B12 in the indeterminate range during that time.  I have the feeling that it could have been lower even, but my getting back into the explorer diet and eating more portions of meat during the week, got it a bit better.  Remember back in 2009, me being anemic and lacking b12 after trying vegan living?  That situation is what got me here, to these forums.

The rest of my blood work, according to the blood report, (thyroid, cholesterol, cell counts, calcium, etc. etc.) are all in the excellent range for my sex and age (nearly 62 now   ) .... I just need to get the B12 issue back on track again, easily done I think, after I order Dr D's B12 supp today.

If I ever had any doubts at all, I think that now I can safely say that I am definitely an Explorer.  I do better with more meaty options in my menu and Swami knows that,(of course depending on what I tell it)...  also, I do better with more demanding exercises to perform best and keep  my metabolic rate going.

My doctor wants some more tests done, but after seeing my weekly menu for protein intake, which includes eggs, lamb, turkey and fish, he is not in a hurry to get it done !!!  We decided to do another test at the end of my next 12 weeks Body Rev cycle and hopefully weight loss of next 16 pounds.  This time he wants to do specific active B12 test, whatever that means ...

I am very happy with the way I am feeling at the moment, also, the way SwamiX is helping me define my GT, finally as an Explorer.  I have a journal system going and a menu plan that puts me totally in control.  It is so satisfying to be able to talk to doctors and demonstrate that you are in control of your life, at least to the point of knowing what you have done (eating, exercise, rest), exactly when, how and how much of it and then relate it to your health.

Thanks for your attention and help around these forums always ...   





Logged Offline
Private Message Private message
Possum
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 3:49am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Rh- Expluntherer... It means I'm an O...;-)
Ee Dan
Posts: 5,396
Gender: Female
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Age: 53
Hi & congrats!!Great news on the bloodwork (& the weight loss)
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 1 - 23
Cristina
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 3:52am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SwamiX Explorer A2+; L(a-b+); MN,INFP, T/ R1b-M343
Ee Dan
Posts: 3,548
Gender: Female
Location: Sunny Coast,��QLD, Australia
Age: 63
Thanks Possum!! quite pleased with it, just getting the B12 ordered now from Gina ...




Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 2 - 23
Victoria
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 4:25am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Swami Nomad 56%
Sun Beh Nim
Moderator
Posts: 15,389
Gender: Female
Location: Oregon
Impressive, Cristina!  And your consistency is the most impressive.  It's easy to blast into a new regime and then fade out after a few weeks.  You've been quite a trooper, sticking with it even with your other life responsibilities.  



Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me not pass you by in quest
of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
~Mary Jean Irion
Logged
Site Site Private Message Private message Reply: 3 - 23
Spring
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 4:39am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI Explorer
Ee Dan
Posts: 3,178
Gender: Female
Location: Southeastern USA
Great work, Cristina! So happy for you! It does help putting everything down on paper, doesn't it? Journaling is so underrated in my opinion. I've started doing it lately to keep up with my exercise. It is very empowering!


"We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." -- Benjamin Franklin
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 4 - 23
Cristina
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 4:45am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SwamiX Explorer A2+; L(a-b+); MN,INFP, T/ R1b-M343
Ee Dan
Posts: 3,548
Gender: Female
Location: Sunny Coast,��QLD, Australia
Age: 63
It certainly is Spring!! It is the only way I can keep within my portions according to Swami.  I am busy now revising food choices to give priority to B12 and Folic acid enhancing ones ... easy enough with my current explorer options ...




Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 5 - 23
Cristina
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 4:47am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SwamiX Explorer A2+; L(a-b+); MN,INFP, T/ R1b-M343
Ee Dan
Posts: 3,548
Gender: Female
Location: Sunny Coast,��QLD, Australia
Age: 63
@ Victoria




Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 6 - 23
ruthiegirl
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 12:10pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI O+ Gatherer, Healing from Fibromyalgia
Kyosha Nim
Columnists and Bloggers
Posts: 12,170
Gender: Female
Location: New York
Age: 42
Great job! Congrats on the weight loss!


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  12yo B+ Jack


Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 7 - 23
Amazone I.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 12:44pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Rh+ GT 4...E/..INTJ ....prop.=non-taster..
Kyosha Nim
Columnists and Bloggers
Posts: 16,309
Gender: Female
Location: CH-Benglen Kanton Z�rich
Age: 56
ooh weew....congratulation...well done  


MIfHI K-174
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 8 - 23
Tom Martens
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 12:50pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

O Neg - ENTJ -SWAMI says GT-1 Hunter
Columnists and Bloggers
Posts: 1,017
Gender: Male
Location: Rock Island, IL
Age: 46
Keep up the good work!


Be who you are.  Those who mind don't matter, those who matter won't mind.

FIfHI

M,M LeA+ LeB-

Logged Offline
Site Site Private Message Private message Reply: 9 - 23
Chloe
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 1:19pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

42% Teacher Rh+ N1, N1b
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 9,156
Gender: Female
Location: Northeast USA
Age: 71
What great news Cristina....


"The happiest people don't have the best of everything.....they know how to make the best of everything!"
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 10 - 23
Adam
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 1:21pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI 45% Warrior A+ ISTJ
Autumn: Harvest, success.
Posts: 341
Gender: Male
Location: Carbondale, Illinois
Age: 51
Thumbs up!
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 11 - 23
ProudWarrior
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 9:10pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Warrior A+ Nonnie
Autumn: Harvest, success.
Posts: 159
Gender: Female
Location: Rio Rancho, NM
Age: 45
Awesome job! It feels so good to get great news from your doctor


Happy to be a Proud Vegan Warrior A+Nonnie  
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 12 - 23
Jane
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 10:36pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Kyosha Nim
Posts: 3,611
Gender: Female
Location: Metrowest Boston, MA
Age: 70
Very nice Cristina!!!!  You have a lot to be proud of!
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 13 - 23
Lola
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 10:37pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1; L (a-b-); (se); PROP-T; NN
Sa Bon Nim
Admin & Columnist
Posts: 51,148
Gender: Female
Location: ''eternal spring'' Cuernavaca - Mex.
Age: 57


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
DNA mt/Haplo H; Y-chrom/J2(M172);ISTJ
The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!
Logged
Private Message Private message YIM YIM Reply: 14 - 23
Peppermint Twist
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 11:45pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Gatherer; iNfj; BTD/GTD aficionado; lost 97 lbs
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 11,030
Gender: Female
Location: Florida
Age: 53
Yo yo ma!  


"If you are on one of Dr. D's diets and it isn't joyful, you aren't doing it right." - moi

my Facebook page
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 15 - 23
Cristina
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 2:22am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SwamiX Explorer A2+; L(a-b+); MN,INFP, T/ R1b-M343
Ee Dan
Posts: 3,548
Gender: Female
Location: Sunny Coast,��QLD, Australia
Age: 63
to all with thanks!




Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 16 - 23
cajun
Friday, April 19, 2013, 7:39pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Teacher/Explorer
Ee Dan
Posts: 2,453
Gender: Female
Location: Southern California
Age: 62
YAY Cristina!!!!
I am so impressed! You must feel like a million!!!!
What is your favorite breakfast food? Are you drinking coffee or black tea?
Tell me about your exercise regime.
Congrats to you kiddo!


 Ao  ISFJ   Taster   Rh+  

"God gave us the gift of life. It is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well." Voltaire
"Whisper words of wisdom. Let it be." Sir Paul McCartney
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 17 - 23
Cristina
Saturday, April 20, 2013, 10:44am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SwamiX Explorer A2+; L(a-b+); MN,INFP, T/ R1b-M343
Ee Dan
Posts: 3,548
Gender: Female
Location: Sunny Coast,��QLD, Australia
Age: 63
Hi Cajun!! Thanks, I am feeling like a million and more ...

Fav breakfast food ... I have so many now, because I make sure my weekly menu plan has diversity all over ... egg and veggies one day, chia pudding next day, yogurt and cereal next, french toast versions next, waffles or pancakes next, cheese on toast or rice cakes ...

I have 4 meals a day and there is a bit of protein in every meal ...

My exercise regime: walking, walking from 4 to 8 km/day plus 1/2 hr resistance workout ... with cardio intervals ... 4 resistance training DVDs and 2 cardio sessions per week ... 3 months on this went pretty quick

I had a week rest last week and was planning to start the regime again this week, but computer issues forced me to postpone start for next week hopefully and I had to use this week to do research, purchase and setup this new laptop ... still busy doing that ... Hope to get it all ready by Tomorrow Sunday and start my second round of weight loss on Monday.
Hope this answer your queries, but ask away if there is anything else you want to know ...

Glad to see you are OK now...




Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 18 - 23
cajun
Sunday, April 21, 2013, 5:32am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Teacher/Explorer
Ee Dan
Posts: 2,453
Gender: Female
Location: Southern California
Age: 62
Thanks, Cristina!
I agree with lots of walking and resistance exercise. It works well for me, too.
The variety in your breakfasts is awesome!
Do you drink coffee or tea? If so, what kinds/types?


 Ao  ISFJ   Taster   Rh+  

"God gave us the gift of life. It is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well." Voltaire
"Whisper words of wisdom. Let it be." Sir Paul McCartney
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 19 - 23
Cristina
Sunday, April 21, 2013, 6:53am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SwamiX Explorer A2+; L(a-b+); MN,INFP, T/ R1b-M343
Ee Dan
Posts: 3,548
Gender: Female
Location: Sunny Coast,��QLD, Australia
Age: 63
Since coffee is just neutral, I do not have it everyday, I just have it about 3 times a week (at the most) ... sometimes just black (if I need to extend my milk allowance for something else), or as a cappuccino with my own goat milk (I think only ounce of black dot sneaking in my menus  ... ).  Other times we have green tea or ginger tea ..

When I have veggies for breakky ( about 2 or 3 of my 6 or more cups a day), I like to drink half a cup of grapefruit juice (of my 3 glass beverage allowance).  I do that for lunch and dinner most times too.

I use molasses and a sprinkling of carob in my coffee (whether it is black or white) .,. herb teas just plain ...

Everything is factored in, so if I go over or under, I know where and when, so I can manage its consequences accordingly ...  It becomes an easy habit when properly organized ... I am not too good at chaos situations ... they throw me out easily enough ...    




Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 20 - 23
Maria Giovanna
Sunday, April 21, 2013, 8:22am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Teacher
Kyosha Nim
Language Expert
Posts: 1,856
Gender: Female
Location: Italy
Age: 53
Bravo Cristina, happy to know !!


INTJ Italy celiac��
Logged Offline
Site Site Private Message Private message Reply: 21 - 23
Cristina
Sunday, April 21, 2013, 9:10am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SwamiX Explorer A2+; L(a-b+); MN,INFP, T/ R1b-M343
Ee Dan
Posts: 3,548
Gender: Female
Location: Sunny Coast,��QLD, Australia
Age: 63




Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 22 - 23
Victoria
Sunday, April 21, 2013, 6:25pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Swami Nomad 56%
Sun Beh Nim
Moderator
Posts: 15,389
Gender: Female
Location: Oregon
Quoted from Cristina

Everything is factored in, so if I go over or under, I know where and when, so I can manage its consequences accordingly ...  It becomes an easy habit when properly organized ... I am not too good at chaos situations ... they throw me out easily enough ...    


The time and energy invested in setting up ones' own program is well worth it for the long-term.  Once the system is in place, it runs like a well-oiled machine and frees the mind for getting on with life.  

Great job, Cristina!



Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me not pass you by in quest
of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
~Mary Jean Irion
Logged
Site Site Private Message Private message Reply: 23 - 23
1 Pages 1 Recommend Thread
Print Print Thread

BTD Forums    Diet and Nutrition    SWAMI Xpress  ›  Blood work results after 32lbs weight loss

Thread Rating
There is currently no rating for this thread