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Employer Required Health Screening

Monday, July 21, 2014

Everyone at work is FREAKING out about this health screen.
No one likes to be told their BMI states over 29.9 and they need to shape it up.
Then they check your blood pressure and say you should be 130/85 or better.
CRAP lady... you just told me I am fat. emoticon
Wouldn't your blood pressure be up if you were told that? emoticon
Now you tell my LDL Cholesterol should be 130 or less. emoticon
AND now you tell me I can't even have a emoticon
or I will fail the Tobacco/Nicotine test.
OMGAW! I would not want to have your job lady.
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All kidding aside...
We were required to do the Health Screening last year. This year the two scores will be compared.
emoticon emoticon I do not know which will triumph!
I know my BMI is better, because I weigh less! emoticon
I've been watching my Blood Pressure and it is staying the same. Which is GOOD! emoticon
My LDL Cholesterol... I do not know. I just eat what I want as always. Never anything fried... well rarely fry anything. I'm a baker & steamer kind of gal!

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Guess I'm different than my co-workers... I am excited to see the difference in last years numbers and this years numbers!

Good or bad or just balancing as before?

My hubs has to take the screening too this year, this will be his first year to do the screening and he is nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs!

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XRSIZE16 7/23/2014 10:10AM

    It would be fun to compare!

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CAPECODDIN 7/22/2014 12:12PM

    And the answer is??????????????? emoticon

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LACEYKYLE 7/21/2014 3:51PM

    This seems to be the norm for larger and smaller companies anymore. I can't blame them as long as they are incentive programs. My health insurance gives me up to $75.00 a year for prescriptions and other health related items if I do certain things, like recording BP, glucose, weight, exercise, etc. I think it's a great idea. In the long run it saves the insurance co and it's a positive way to get me healthy. They need to be positive too and not condescending and negative. $75.00 may not sound like much but I have great insurance and my prescriptions are not much.

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RHOOK20047 7/21/2014 2:07PM

    Many companies per the insurance companies are doing that. My company gives $50 off the premium per month for those that went through the testing. Tobacco and drug testing if you failed that you had to sign up for a lasss to quit and like you said we will be retested next year. Imagine when they see mine. I was 387 lbs when tested last year. Currently at 286! My BMI better be lower!

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LIZZIECA55 7/21/2014 1:33PM

    I hope you have GREAT results. You can only get better. emoticon

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PFARRAR65 7/21/2014 12:19PM

    When my cholesterol was out of whack my doctor told me to start walking. My cholesterol improved. If you don't already walk start out with something like 5 minutes 3 times a day. Then after about a week or two go to 10 minute walks 3 times a day. Keep doing this until you can walk as much as you would like.

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BIGPAWSUP 7/21/2014 11:52AM

    Best of luck.

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May Mini Goal

Friday, May 30, 2014

I did not reach my May Mini Goal of losing 10 pounds.
I DID maintain the weight loss of last month!
I'll be on vacation in the middle of next month...
SO... I am going to strive my bestest to maintain thru June. Vacation time with family & friends, we do lots of meals together (I have been chosen the meal planner for years now! Healthy foods for all!) & We have lots of jam sessions- singing & playing our instruments!
Walking lots in the park too!
Maybe there will even be a loss!
We shall see!
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MERAINA 6/2/2014 2:45PM

    Thanks everyone!
"I" will be doing the grilling while on vacation. We have four other couples/family that meet us there on vacation. They all know that I bring the grill- I do the grillin'! LOL So I know what is on & inside the food on the grill!
We have two in the group that are diabetics, so the group does our best to plan healthy food to go with their diets. It helps to keep the gang thinking healthy!
us all on the same frame of mind!

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SURVIVOR61 5/30/2014 4:35PM

    I love the fact you maintained. Great that you are the meal planner for family vacation. Remember, eat it raw, plan a few raw platters of veggies with lo-fat dip, lots of healthy salads. Try to start planning your family meals now. It will help get you started on planning your shopping trip. Planning ahead helps keep us healthy. Just an idea, but for me, I would plan on grilling out a lot. It is one of the most healthiest ways to cook your food, even your vegetables. Try this article on sparks for more ideas.
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SINGINGLADY47 5/30/2014 3:50PM

    Sound like so much fun to me. Especially the jam session. Have a great time. Congratulation on maintaining your weight. Think about that and not the other part about May's mini-goal. You are doing great and I, for one, and there are others, am very proud of what you are accomplishing. God bless, Judy. Have a great weekend, my sister and friend. Judy.

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LACEYKYLE 5/30/2014 3:10PM

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    Have a wonderful time on vacation, darlin'! Great job on the maintaining--keep it up!

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BIGPAWSUP 5/30/2014 1:53PM

    Awesome. Have a great time.

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LIZZIECA55 5/30/2014 1:00PM

    Enjoy your time with family. That's so important.

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WINDMILLS18 5/30/2014 12:08PM

I hope you have a super fun vacation!

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Marvy Monday~WorkOut DAY!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

I was full of energy! emoticon
I did a bit of laundry early morn. emoticon
Hand-washed our 32ft camper! emoticon
Hand-washed my car & hub's car! emoticon
Vacuumed both vehicles! Thank you it was cloudy & breezy! emoticon
Hand Raked the yard after the hubs made a mess mowing & weeding! emoticon
Then a bit more laundry! emoticon
All of this in ONE day! emoticon
I am sore all over! LOL I feels good anyways! emoticon

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LACEYKYLE 5/27/2014 8:33PM

    Whoa!! I'm tired.. Great job!!

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SURVIVOR61 5/27/2014 5:58PM

    emoticon On a wonderful workout!! emoticon emoticon My sister in Christ!! emoticon

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WINDMILLS18 5/27/2014 2:45PM

    Heck yeah! Way to go!

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LIZZIECA55 5/27/2014 1:21PM

    Wow! What a busy day but sounds like you enjoyed it. WooHoo!

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May Madness

Monday, May 19, 2014

Been so extras busy this month and it is nearly over! OMGAW!
Son Graduated High School Friday night! Yup I got teary eyed... but it was only when I hugged him & he hugged me back really tight. He squeezed the tears right out of me! Then I turned to look at my older sister and she was all teary eyed too. We were a happy mess together!
I am so proud of our son, he is one of the brightest lights in my heart. He will be starting college in the Fall near our home town. He will live at home & drive to school. I do hope that he gets out and finds a job soon. LOL
So with this going on and work and our daughter issues and home life and work and work... oh I said that. I have not had the focus I had last month. Now trying to get the camper loaded and cleaned for vaction coming up! Lots to do! I am also the "Group" (usually 6 couples in our camping group of Bluegrassers!) meal planner, so I must get to planning and let everyone know what they are to bring to the table!
The pounds have not moved. Up nor Down. So I am at a good place to continue my journey. As they say today is a new day!
Lots o Love to you all.
I'll get some pics & post soon as I get them from our daughter. LOL I ran the video camera, while she took still pics. (graduation)

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RKTHETEXGAL 5/19/2014 1:03PM

    Congrats to your son...and you! You raised him good and he made it! And have a blast camping! We too travel with friends in the summer(just not as elaborately as yall)and share the kitchen workload...gotta get crackin on that myself.
Have a great day and keep up your great work!

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MERAINA 5/19/2014 1:01PM

Our Bluegrass camping is Awesome! Everyday we jam & have a blast! We go early so we can jam, then the festival starts and we go to stage shows if we want or stay at the camp and have our own music! I love it! We have been doing this for over 20 years! It will seem weird to go this time and not have our son with us. If he gets a job, he'll prolly not get to go. LOL Our daughter is a true bluegrasser too for 23 yrs old. She & her hubs usually come down to camp with us the weekend before the stage shows start and sing with us.
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WINDMILLS18 5/19/2014 12:45PM

    Congrats on your son's graduation! WooHoo!
And I want to go camping with a bunch of blugrassers...that sounds super fun!
Love ya!

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Said she would... & she DID!

Thursday, May 01, 2014

I set myself a mini goal for April to loose 10 pounds.
I weighed in for the final numbers...
Starting @ 194 pounds at the begining of April to 180 pounds closing out the month!
Thats 14 pounds Done Gone!
I have set myself another mini goal for May for 10 pounds Done Gone. Maybe I will just do it! I'm sure gonna give it my best shot!
I know the next 10 pounds will be harder. That's okay. I am going to push push push.
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RYDERB 5/14/2014 9:25AM

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LUCKYKANGO 5/10/2014 3:45PM

    WOO HOO!!!

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68ANNE 5/1/2014 9:17PM

Congrats, you are amazing and it is so great to see all your hard work rewarded!

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NANCYPAT1 5/1/2014 8:34PM

    AWESOME - congratulations

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RKTHETEXGAL 5/1/2014 3:06PM

    You'll do it! Keep up the awesome work!

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BIGPAWSUP 5/1/2014 2:31PM

    Congrats! You got this.

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LIZZIECA55 5/1/2014 2:16PM

    ...and you will win - win - win!!! YOU ARE AWESOME!

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    emoticon on not just accomplishing, but exceeding your April goal! That's fantastic!

Best of luck to you on your May goal as well-- emoticon

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KAMMYJO3 5/1/2014 11:49AM

    Love that you set a goal for May!!! YOU CAN DO IT! Just put your mind to it every day! Think of little ways you can accomplish your May goal!!

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EVRLNGFOO 5/1/2014 11:39AM

    way to go! you can do it!

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NEWSGIRL2177 5/1/2014 11:15AM

    Check you out! Great job.

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MISSB8604 5/1/2014 10:55AM

    You go girl! CONGRATS!

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