Monday, June 23, 2008

How's your health?

So, how's your health? When was the last time you had a physical or blood work done to check your overall health? Most of us have kids or at least spouses that we want to spend many more years with .....soooo we need to stay healthy.

Myself, I get blood work done every 3 months. This was decided by my doctor. You see my triglycerides were high. In fact, almost double what they should be. Apparently this increases my risk factor for heart problems. I was also told I had high blood pressure...no big surprise really since I am overweight!!!

Well, I started Weight Watchers with a friend about 3.5 months ago. I have lost 28.8 lbs!! I got blood work done recently and just heard from the doctor today....mostly good news!

My triglycerides dropped 100 points! That is super awesome as they were worrying me before. They are still a bit high (198) when they need to be 150 or less. But hey, I have been trying to lower them for a year and it was really going slow...until I lost the weight. At least now I am not so worried that I might have a heart attack or strok any minute now....that is a good feeling.

My bad cholestrol dropped and is normal now (was only a tiny bit high before). My good cholestrol was on the low side before and now it is even lower. This is not good, so I need to work on increasing it.

I am finding it hard to increase the good cholestrol while losing weight. Does anyone have any ideas on how I can do it? I know fish like salmon is high in good cholestrol but salmon is hard to work into losing weight since is still high in fat...even though is good fat.

Well, the point I am trying to make is everyone needs to take care of themselves...you only have one body and if you abuse it too much it will catch up with.

I am proud that I am losing weight, eating healthier (this goes for my family too...since I cook...we all are eating healthier) and feeling and looking better. It is nice to know that I am on the road to living a longer healthier life with my friends and family!!!

So JUST DO IT as they say and go to your doctor and get a physical and blood work done and get yourself healthy too!!

1 comment:

Spec4-J said...

FYI,
I must have forgot to log off on my home computer and She Boss didn't notice. This post was actually done by She Boss using my name. Trust me, I am NOT on a diet. The only reason I ever go to the doctor is because She Boss makes me.
SPEC4-J