Sunday, October 23, 2011

Weigh-in 10/23

I lied.  No weigh-in because I've been treading water at the same weight for the past two weeks.

However, my employer offers biometric screenings every six months.  We just had ours and I thought I'd share my results.

Well, not all my results.  Luckily, most of my tests came back totally positive.  The one I wanted to share was my total cholesterol.  It's dropped 23 points in the past half year!   I don't know if thats especially awesome but it feels like a big change so I'm running with it.

The only bad things on my report were my HDL levels (which were just barely on the bad side) and my blood pressure went from 120/80 last time to 144/90 (Which apparently indicates I have hypertension.  Awesome.  I'll have to see the doctor on that one.)

So there you go, even tho I've stalled on the weight loss front for the moment, its invigorating to see that Ive dropped my cholesterol levels significantly since last time.  Things are still moving in a healthy direction.

I've been in a bit of a slump the past couple weeks.  I've had a hard time at work and, combined with the colder weather, it has put a damper on my weight loss efforts.  I really need to separate crappy days at work from the rest of my day and not let it affect my motivation to go work out.  That's hard for me.  (And that's hard for me to admit.)  Nothing to it but to do it I suppose.

Hope you all are doing well.


Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Working out makes you feel better - its a proven fact. So if you're having a crappy day at work, that's ESPECIALLY the day to go work out. Try it. Nice on the cholesterol levels. I wish I could get mine to go down.

Paul @ The Healthy Outdoorsman said...

Your blood pressure should start to diminish as your workouts improve. It is not all that uncommon to see a spike in BP when you begin a workout program. Mainly because your metabolism is working harder and your body is not used to working that hard to recover from exercise. Keep it up brochacho!