Happy Monday Everyone!
As I wrote in my first post “Introduction” I have lost 30 lbs – Well I had a health screening last week and got the results back today. I went in a confident 25 year old that was thinking, hmm there isn’t too much more that I can change about my lifestyle except for my “treats” that I feel come well deserved. Think again…
Results are in: Good news: Blood pressure is 100/78 (120/80 “normal”). No diabetes, Glucose 101, Resting heart rate of 80. Bad news: I have high cholesterol! How does that happen? The healthy range is between 40-50 mg/Dl and the ideal range is 60 mg/dL. My score fell at 84 mg/dL. I remember my mother telling me at one point that it runs in the family – but my goal, lowering my cholesterol. The test also told me that the “ideal” range of a 25 year old woman’s body fat should range between 10.0 – 22.0. I fall in at 24.0. So to fall between the “average” range, I need to lose 4lbs of body fat. Really?
Goals: Lowering my cholesterol is definitely on the top of my list. I heard through a friend that Cherrio’s really work. I’ll have to try that out. The doctor suggested getting rid of high saturated fats – which I don’t think I eat often, but I will have to pay more attention. I felt that eating wise, since I cooked at home at least 5 nights a week that I was on the right track – Being healthy is just a work in progress. As far as the weight range – I feel great, and I will not stress about those 4 lbs. If it happens it happens but my main concern is that I maintain my weight now and I continue to exercise and eat healthy.
In case you’re wondering, this screening was optional and my idea to take. I am very happy that I volunteered to be part of this screening at work. I hope that overall it motivates people to make small changes in their life to improve their healthy lifestyle.
I hope your work week is off to a great start! It’s Monday, rainy, with the time change, the only thing I feel like doing is laying on the couch and watching TV…anyone else agree? Maybe thats why my cholesterol is high? 🙂