As I’ve written many times, my main fitness goal is to avoid diabetes. I went to my new physician here in ECC, and had my blood numbers run. They just came back. The good news? My cholesterol was the best it’s been in years. Total 189, and a 122/55 LDL/HDL split. The bad news? My A1c, a number which measures blood sugar levels over about a three month average, was 6.0. That’s at the absolute top of the normal range, trending towards not good (higher is worse). Though my fasting glucose was 79, which is also the best it’s been in years.
Now, over the past three months I’ve been running less, and eating more sugar. I’ve put on about 5-10 lbs from my low weight. In short, I’ve been lazy. Part of me wonders if I let the really good numbers from the spring influence me: “I’m doing great, I can slack off!” Well, nope. Time to rededicate. Get back on my horse and run. Drop the weight. Lift some weights. Quit eating the little bag of potato chips at lunch (that’s 1000 cal/wk I don’t need).
So. Time to work.