Linda got her numbers back from her bloodwork. She had two more tests than I did since she monitors her Lipo A and glucose. Both had been high when we had our last tests done. Here are the new results:
Before Whole 30 After Whole 30
Cholesterol 243 191
HDL 57 55
Triglycerides 190 90
VLDL 38 18
LDL 148 118
Glucose 102 92
Lipo(a) 61 52
Wow, she dropped 52 points on her cholesterol (we stopped taking the red yeast rice pills while doing the whole 30 so this is all due to diet) !Glucose is in normal range and using the Iranian equation, that I talked about the other day in my post, her LDL is in an acceptable range. Pretty impressive stuff after just 30 days on the challenge.
We are still following it since we like the kinds of food we eat and seeing what reintroducing foods does. My body did not like the chocolate cake I had the other day. I got a searing headache and felt like crap. As good as it tasted when I ate it, I now know that gluten is a trigger and to either steer clear of it or be aware of the consequences. Our next test is non-gluten such as white rice, corn tortilla chips or non gluten bread. I think we'll opt for the corn tortilla chips and try those out on Friday night.
Calling for rain here tomorrow. My mom just called me and said that 1-2 feet of snow is headed towards Boston. Brace yourself, Becky ! You might have a day off from work on Friday. Hoping everyone is having a great week so far. Working towards the weekend and will be moving to our next park on Saturday.