A few days ago, I had my annual health check-up, and was very curious to see how my numbers compared to last year. (One quick note is that I started the Dukan diet right after last year's check-up.)
Weight: Lost 7 lbs (125 vs 118 lbs)
Blood pressure: Normal
Cholesterol: Decreased by 29 (169 vs 140)
Triglycerides: Decreased by 15 (102 vs 87)
HDL: Stayed the same (42)
LDL: Decreased by 26 (107 vs 81)
Glucose: Stayed the same (83)
Overall, it seems like I'm healthier today than I was one year ago, which I'm happy about. However, I'm bummed that I gained back a lot of the weight that I lost on the diet. Even though I think 110 lbs is a little too low for me, it's still ingrained in my head as my "dream" number. Realistically, though, I'd like to shoot for 115 lbs.
Sooooo...I think I need to change up my diet in order to get there. I've been pretty lax lately -- today my diet included bagels (Asiago cheese -- my favorite!), white rice, and noodles. Carb overload.