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Good, not great, but I’m OK

February 26, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

With this being American Health Month, my employer partnered with one of the local hospitals to provide a free heart health assessment, complete with a cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure check. It’s been about five years since I’ve had much of that checked, so I was a bit nervous today with what my numbers might be. While the past few months have been fine with exercise, I admittedly haven’t been the best eater.

However, it turns out that things are going OK. My blood pressue is perfect. Hell, I was afraid being at work might make it spike. My bad cholesterol numbers are just fine — well below 200. My good cholesterol, though, isn’t so great. The nurse attributed that most likely to my diet and genetics since I’m getting plenty of exercise. I also have good news in that my glucose numbers are fine. And, lastly, my BMI is just a tad high, which I knew without having to be told. The nurse told me that it’s nothing to worry about with my active lifestyle.

When I was talking to the nurse about what I do and how the past few months have been with a baby, I started sounding like someone I don’t like — I was listing a bunch of excuses for bad eating and not staying on track with exercising last year with injuries. Sure I couldn’t run as much as I wanted, but I didn’t join the gym until October.

So, the end of the story is pretty much what I already knew — lose about 10 pounds and I’ll be a healthy machine for many years to come.

Hello portion and lifestyle change that I made five years ago … nice to see you again.

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  1. February 26, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    diet is the most important input into the human body … fix that, and you fix a whole host of health problems. Hope you can find the right solution for you.


  2. Joy
    February 27, 2009 at 2:32 am

    Sounds like you’ve definitely put yourself on the right track. Good luck!

  3. Anonymous
    February 27, 2009 at 5:43 am

    Sorry about the genetics from my side,but sounds like you are getting back on track. Good luck.

  4. February 27, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! It sounds like you’re armed with the right info and ready to get on track. It’s not easy, but there are a lot of little ways to revamp what you’re eating to make it healthier, but still taste good. Best of luck!

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