A sparkfriend on another team that I'm on posted a blog about some medical tests that she had done recently and it reminded me that the results of our healthy habits are measured in many ways. OFTEN we focus on the scale (I know I do) and the tape measure, but we should be looking at the whole picture. Usually, I have a physical exam in December. So, I pulled my lab results out of the drawer this morning after reading Nancy's blog and decided to set some goals:
Glucose- my result was 101, up from 94 last year. My goal is to get it back down to 94 or 95 by the end of December
Total Cholesterol- my result was 178, which I remember was up from last year, but I can't remember by how much. My goal is to get it down to 150 by the end of December
HDL- this year it was 53. I don't remember what it was last year, but I know that over 60 is desirable, so my goal is to get it up to 60 by the end of December.
LDL- this year was 108. My goal is to get it under 100.
BMI- my current BMI is 34.8 (the trials and tribulations of being 5 ft tall or is that 5 ft short?) My goal is to get it to 26 by the end of December. This # will still be considered 'overweight', but trust me, if I get down to 133 pounds and stay there, I won't care that it's considered overweight! With my body type and height, I look awesome at 133!
Body fat- Nancy posted her body fat.... I don't know mine. I have to figure out where and how to have it measured. Update- had my body fat measured at the gym today. It was 47.3%. My goal is to get it into the average range- 30%.
Blood pressure- Mine is typically right around the 120/80 mark. I used my wrist cuff to take it this morning and it was 112/67. My goal is to keep it in the normal range.
Vitamin D reserve- mine was quite low (12.5), it should be over 32, so I'm taking supplements now and my goal is to get it over 32 by December.
Check out your numbers~ it's important to measure your journey to a healthy body in many ways.
Edited by: DUFFYDYER at: 2/26/2011 (17:05)
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