Yesterday morning I attended my employer’s annual health screening. It a wonderful benefit, and although I do it almost every year, I always dread it! I dread it because I know that most of my numbers are considered unhealthy and it’s always hard having someone who doesn’t know you tell you that you’re obese and need to make changes to your lifestyle.
The last time I did the screening was in October of 2011.
- Height – 5′ 9″
- Weight – 225
- Body Fat – 36.2% (Borderline High 31-36.9)
- BMI – 33.2 (High > 25)
- Waist – 40.5 inches
- Total Cholesterol – 148 (Desirable)
- HDL Cholesterol – 40 (Higher Risk)
- Total/HDL Ratio – 3.7 (Recommended 3.6-4.9)
- Glucose – 90 (Normal < 139)
- Blood Pressure – 120/80 (Normal)
And here is how yesterday’s stats looked…
- Height – 5′ 9″
- Weight – 232.0 (High)
- Body Fat – 37.2% (High – >37)
- BMI – 34.3 (High)
- Waist – 40 inches (Higher Risk)
- Total Cholesterol – 153 (Desirable)
- HDL Cholesterol – 56 (Recommended)
- LDL Cholesterol – 82 (Desirable)
- Total/HDL Ratio – 2.8 (Exceptional)
- Triglycerides – 85 (Normal)
- Glucose – 119 (Non-Fasting Normal)
- Blood Pressure – 129/77 (This was high for me)
- Bone Density – 139 (off the charts awesome. Low risk)
I left yesterday’s screening feeling alright. Obviously there are some numbers that I really want to see improvement on but then there are other numbers that I’m really pleased with. My Cholesterol, Triglycerides, Glucose, and Bone Density were awesome. The nurse said that considering my weight, body fat percentage, and BMI she was really please to see such great numbers.
Of course that made me laugh a little inside. I’ve always found it funny how doctors and nurses will jump to assumptions just based on my look and body weight. “Well you weigh 230 pounds so you must be out of shape, unhealthy, and eating a ton of crap” …. Riiiiight!?! (that’s what I think they want to say).
Now I will not ignore the fact that 20 months later I weigh 7 pounds more, am up 1% in body fat, and have a BMI that is up 1.1. I agree with the nurse that I need to lose body fat and need to see my BMI come down. I would love to see all of those numbers improve in the next year and know that I’m working hard to accomplish that.
This was a pretty good week for me diet wise. You can check out all of my eats on my Daily Eats page as well as see my calorie count for Wednesday on My Fitness Pal. For the most part, I’m pretty please with my eats, and although I struggled on Tuesday, I learned from it and moved on.
My exercise this week was just ok. I worked out Friday, Sunday (awesome solo spin workout), Monday, and returned to football on Thursday (woooo hooooo).
I know that when I’ve been the most successful with my weight loss my eats and my workouts have both been on point. I feeling good about my eats, making small changes each week, but want to pick up my game in regards to my workouts.
The biggest thing is that I’m playing football again! It feel great to be back out there and to be able to workout with my team. To plan out and map my other workouts, I purchased this Weekly Health and Fitness Printable for $3.50 on Etsy. My goal is to get 2 intense workouts in (spin, cardio, etc) each week on top of my 3 football practices. I also want to continue going for walks with Neal and Theodore when the weather is nice.
So how did I do this week??
Starting Weight: 230.0 (May 3, 2013)
Last Week’s Weigh-In: 230.2
This Weigh-in: 230.0
Total Weight Loss: 0
I was really, really hoping to be below 230 this week but it is what it is. This next week I want to continue eating healthy, watching my portion sizes, and to pick up my workouts.