If you’ve been following my series – The Transformation – this is probably the post that you’ve been itching for me to write: What doing all those things did for me in 3 months. I wanted to get my blood work done before I wrote this so you would get an idea of the inside changes as well as the outside ones. The changes have been dramatic, and hand on heart, I still can’t believe the transformation that has occurred, or how fast and simple it was.
So here we go. The first number is where I was on Feb 1st. The second number is where I was on May 1st. Yes, I know it is now July 13th and it has taken me an embarrassingly long time to post this – sorry about that – but my tardiness doesn’t change the awesomeness of the results :-) I frankly cannot believe it is over 2 months later that I am getting to this; there’s a back story to my sloth which I’ll get to shortly. The upside is I now have a visual I can share with you as well.
First up, the numbers:
Weight: 164 lbs —-> 140 lbs (Although we all know that it is not a good indicator of health, I know you all want to see the numbers. Many of you are changing to a *SANE lifestyle primarily to lose body fat and reduce your size.)
Pants size: 6/8 —-> 2
Body fat %: 35% —-> 30%
Muscle %: 29% —-> 32%
BMI: 27.3 (overweight) —-> 23.3 (normal)
Total Cholesterol: 197 —-> 168
HDL: 63 —-> 44
LDL: 121 —-> 106
Triglycerides: 66 —-> 91
Glucose: 96 —->79
Sleep: 2 -4 hours interrupted —-> 7/8 uninterrupted
Strength: 80 lbs leg press —-> 185 lbs leg press
And now for the visual. The Bailornator and I recently recorded an update for our CreativeLive course that we did last November. You can see the update segment here: Carrie’s Transformation. When you get to this page, scroll down and in the videos you will see two free previews where you can watch JB and I talking about my transformation. Enjoy!
MikkiCarrie, fantastic body composition results and that your sleep has improved and clearly you are feeling so much better! Interesting blood results, thanks for sharing. I’m trying to make sense of your HDL/trigs – are you still losing weight? That would explain your trigs being higher, though still not high :). That said, your overall transformation is wonderful.
carrieHi Mikki – I do not know if I am still losing weight because I don’t weigh :-) I only did for this experiment because I knew a lot of people would ask as that’s still how so many people measure results. I don’t really understand the HDL / trig thing either, I just know that JB said my lipid panel was awesome so I’ll take it!
MaryGreat job, Carrie! Thanks for sharing :) You give me hope that I can lose my 10 “perimenopause” pounds!
I had the same question on your trigs/HDS. But just go with it. As your body adjusts to its new normal, I think those two measures will follow suit. My understanding is that your triglycerides can increase temporarily when your body is mobilizing stored fat during weight loss :)
carrieMary – my trigs are still well within the normal range so I am not worried. It is definitely an interesting result though, given what I’ve been doing!
GigiWow! I can’t believe you lost 24 pounds in 3 months??? That is incredible, I wouldn’t think possible. Sounds dangerous to lose that much weight so fast, especially for someone who wasn’t that big to begin with. Good on you! Your blood work numbers must make you proud.
carrieGigi – that equates to 2 lbs a week which is considered the safe and healthy rate to lose weight at. It is also what Jonathan tells us to expect.
AndreanneDear Carrie, I have been following your website for a couple of months now and I have loved every recipes I made. I’m a relatively slim woman yet struggling to lose the last 10 pounds that separates me from the weight of my youth. I watched the free videos on Creative live with a lot of interests. You and Jonathan are so inspiring!!! Your good looking (wow!), the displayed recipes and Jonathan’s comprehensive explanations gave me the motivation to stick with the Calorie Myth Program. I have only one question before starting: How long could it take to start losing weight? Jonathan mentioned in the video that it takes some time but once it has started, you see results fast.
Thanks for your great work Carrie and for sharing your experience with us. I’ll be follower for years :)
carrieAndreanne – everyone is different, but once I went hardcore SANE it all happened very fast for me. Many thanks for your kind words!
NancyLook at this – no need to fast for cholesterol test!
ValanaYou are inspiring!
carrieHere to serve, Valana!
I am so happy for you – what amazing results – especially after you had so many obstacles in your way. Still listening to the podcasts about your transformation scared me a little since I am coming from an entirely different place. I was chubby as a kid, always put on weight easily and was slim (as in average slim, not even skinny, which in my case meant a size 6)only at a time (at age 15-25) when I was jogging 4 miles in the morning, then took my bicycle to school (or later university), only ate salad and vegetable soup,played basket ball twice per week and made push ups and some other strength exercises every second day. As soon as I dropped only one of these habits, I put on weight again. So I have no idea about where my actual set point might be. During 2 terrible years with 2 tragic deaths and a complete family breakdown I didn’t have the energy to keep any of it up – and without any binge eating, just by eating what my friends ate, I balooned to a size 22. My objective, other than becoming healthy again, is to buy my clothes in normal shops again and not having to hope to find something in the largest size available there – if I ever get to a size 12 again, I will be the happiest person. It somehow made me very sad to hear how you felt fat and unacceptable and hated yourself with a size 8. I just wanted to let you know that even at that time (I saw your ice cream video on youtube), you were very pretty and an amazing woman – and you certainly didn’t look overweight to me.
carrieThank you, Tina.
Thank you so much for sharing your story and transformation results. You look fabulous. I have been following you and JB’s progress since beginning of 2013 and absolutely love what you’re doing. I heard about you through listening to cutthefatpodcast and managed to myself drop from 188 – 154 lbs using the principles learned from both programmes. I had to take a break from it because of health issue but have settled out at a reasonable 170 lbs and more importantly a happy dress size, back to my 18 yr old size! Now I am comfortable enough to begin again so will be implementing sane lifestyle over the next months.
I am so grateful to you all for promoting most of this for free at the beginning and for your amazing recipes.
When I watched your video I was moved to tears. I managed to put myself in hospital after messing up my brain chemistry so much that I went manic. I did this through overwhelming myself with life changes such as moving but ultimately it may have always been in the background as I’ve been diagnosed with bipolar.
Thank you for sharing. I hope you really enjoy the ride with JB and I wish you every sucess in the future.
carrieJoanne – thank you so much for taking time to share some of yourself here. And THANK YOU for your kind words – it means the world to me! Congrats on your success and here’s to SANEity in your future!!
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