Day 10: Numbers game
Thursday, March 20, 2008
168. 85. 140/78.
Those are definitely not my bust/waist/hip measurements. But they are good for the most part. My office is offering free blood workups all this week, and I figured if I'm going to make a conscious change to my lifestyle, I ought to have an idea of where I'm starting at. It's pretty nice that it coincided within the first two weeks of my SparkPeople plan.
So, 168 cholesterol looks pretty good on paper. I do not know what the HDL/LDL counts are, but I figure that I'm leaning towards an unhealthy combo of the two--with HDL being low and LDL being high. I know how I eat...
85 is my fasting glucose levels. And it falls nicely within the normal range. I do wish they would have checked my levels after I ate something, too, but I can always push my doctor to do those kinds of tests.
140/78. I'm sure you figured out it's my blood pressure. I'm not worried about this as I've been in and out of the doctor's office lately and it always varies from 110 to 140 systolic and always sticks just under 80 diastolic.
So, there they are. I've asked to be placed on a waiting list for a free physical at my office, so maybe I'll get an even better idea of my current state of health. But I feel pretty darn good...though fat and out of shape. I think I'll see some very positive changes when I check again next year.
Diabetes is the one disease that frightens me the most and with good reason. Both Type I and II runs rampant through my extended family. My mom was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes in her mid-40s and she is actually a healthy weight, eats healthy, and exercises somewhat regularly. I just don't want to be another one that gets caught.