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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

At my job, as part of a wellness program, we get a check-up every 6 months. My numbers were so good, the nurse asked me what I was doing. She knew about SparkPeople and applauded my consistent efforts. Sure I was glad that my weight was down 6 lbs. from my last visit (what she didn't know was that I'd actually gained 10 more last summer), but the bonus benefit of all these exercise challenges and food tracking were my other heart-health numbers.

BP 108/62
Pulse 60
Cholesterol 197 (Good HDL 96 !!!)
Glucose 92
Body Fat 33%
BMI 23.7
Oxygen Uptake 40 (an indicator of fitness--off the charts for my age group)

You will hear no more complaining from me about the slow weight loss.
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    Congratulations on those healthy stats!
    Wow- all your hard work & consistency is paying off!
    I know how you feel about the scale too, emoticon - but this result, sparkfriend, is the pay-off!!!
    3141 days ago
    Beautiful numbers! I'd love to have that blood pressure. I'm a type A who stays on the go. Mine has been pegged on 145/90(85) for as long as I can remember. However, I haven't had it checked since the weight loss. I could be a bit better off now.

    Obviously the exercise you are doing is paying huge dividends. I'm am so VERY happy for you!!
    3142 days ago
  • MAYTE1975
    That´s great emoticon
    That´s the true meassure of your success , forget the scale . Go girl , you are the Star
    3142 days ago
    Those numbers are incredible! Way to go girl. You may not have lost all the weight you have wanted to, but you are really doing super with becoming healthy and isn't that why we are in this?

    3142 days ago
    That;s fantastic!! See the truth does show...just not in the way you were expecting!!!
    3143 days ago
    Congrats! Your numbers are all so good! That's gotta be validating!
    3143 days ago
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