Numbers and Numbers

Today I had my wellness exam at work and I concluded one thing that should be obvious but, given my track record, isn’t glaringly so:

Sometimes what’s going on inside our bodies matters much more than how they look on the outside.

I’ve apparently been doing something right, even if I’m not losing any of the weight I’d like to lose, as my wellness exam went incredibly well.

All my numbers were excellent:  a super-low resting heart rate, *awesome* cholesterol, super-low blood pressure, super-low blood sugar, and my waist-to-hip ratio is under 0.8 (i.e., desirable!).

Interestingly, my weight was actually the same as last year … which kinda surprised me since I keep saying “I’ve gained” but really, I’ve been this weight range for a while now. Continue reading “Numbers and Numbers”

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The “Whole” Picture

untitledSometimes I get hung up on my weight, and it takes a more holistic look at my body composition to make me see my body for the “temple” it really is.

Sure, I’m X lbs from where I want to be, but yesterday I had a wellness/biometrics screening at my husband’s employer (and have another one at my employer next week!) and I found out, I’m healthier than I think.

Though I’m borderline again for BMI (given my gain since last year), the goal the nurse set for me is exactly the goal I had in mind. It’s doable, and won’t kill me to get there.

My blood pressure, glucose, tryglycerides were all great. My good cholesterol (HDL) was up a point (hurrah!) and my bad cholesterol (LDL) was in the desired range. My total cholesterol was bumped a little (the nurse said due to the HDL), but again, the ratio was still in the desired range. (Phew!)

The overall message was I’m not as badly off as I feel sometimes. Continue reading “The “Whole” Picture”