Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Weight Loss Update

After taking up running last March and eating oatmeal-only weekday dinners, I've finally decided to have my blood tested for lipid profile yesterday. I've given it 4 months as recommended by my highschool batchmate who's a doctor to take the said test after all the hard work has been put in. Just to really see if there's any improvement.

Well, after 4 months, here's the result:

All have improved! WOW! Tenkyu LORD!!!!

As you can see, dramatic improvements in my cholesterol, LDL, and Triglycerides although the cholesterol still needs tweaking.

The only issue with this is that since my employer had to change health-companies this year, the interpretation of the normal range for these tests differ from one laboratory to another. Only the cholesterol normal-range is the same for both labs. Thus, I can't really say if my HDL had improved since if I use Medicard's normal-range, I'm still low on good cholesterol (pero 2 points lang) and high on bad cholesterol (7 points lang naman).

But still, it's a big improvement. Moreover that I've lost 11 lbs since January. The loss actually accelerated sometime March when I started running so I strongly believe that it has greatly helped (coupled with the missus' imposed oatmeal-only weekday dinners) in my weight loss goal. So thank you LA for coaxing/forcing me to sign-up for the Condura 5k last March. You have helped me find a sport that I've found to love (and get addicted to).

It's still a long way until I reach 152 lbs ---my ideal weight to reach normal BMI for my height. I hope to achieve it by the end of this year in time for EG's biggest-loser contest final weigh-in. Yup, I'm still gunning for that Zoom Kobe IV prize for the biggest loser.

So, from now until December (and maybe forever), I will continue running....

....and eating oatmeal-only weekday dinners (sigh).


  1. It's so nice running with you guys yesterday! And good job on the weight loss program... But, I hope you don't mind my unsolicited advice... Try alternating oatmeal with a a Protein rich dinner... Like steamed/grilled fish or chicken with a serving of veggies... And no rice or better - brown rice. Or kahit mag-century tuna in water ka lang on whole wheat... Baka kasi mag-binge ka bigla... Nakakaumay kaya yung oatmeal araw-araw! :)

  2. hay naku sinabi mo. nakakaumay talaga oatmeal. hindi ko pa naman kinalakihan kumaen nun so para akong nasa Fear Factor when I try to finish a bowl.

    di ako kasama sa UP. pero nagrun din ako 6.4km on my own sa neighborhood namen yesterday on a rainy morning. :)