Monday, August 8, 2011

The metrics system

Today, I attended the annual Health Risk Assessment Screening. Those of you who are longtime readers might recall in my very first blog I wrote about skipping the wellness fair out of humiliation.

I went last year, several pounds down from the year before. And I saved that piece of paper with my results. I remember I used to cut the size tags out of clothing so no one (including me) could ever see them. I would never have kept a sheet with all my numbers on it. I’m so glad I did.

From last year:

Weight: 50.4 pounds lighter
Total cholesterol: Down 4 points
Cholesterol/HDL ratio: Down 2 points (and into healthy range)
BMI (this one’s my favorite): Down 8 points

I have a way to go until everything is in a healthy range. But man, it’s good to know I’m on the right track. I can’t wait to see those numbers next year.


kicks said...

How is that for some amazing progress? I'm so excited for you!

Anonymous said...

I've always been amazed by your great attitude and the results you have been able to achieve. I am curious about something, though. You originally had a goal of losing 100 pounds, which you have blown away. Do you have a new goal? You haven't really mentioned one and I just wondered.

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! so amazing..... keep it up :) ~~~JK

Hollybell said...
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Hollybell said...

That is sooooo GREAT Erika!! Congrats, it's truly a testament to your hard work. You've not only seen the scale go down, now you've seen the additional positive impact on your health as shown by your blood results. Keep it up!!

Anonymous said...

For anyone that didn't save their sheet but entered the numbers in Strong4Life you can also see changes there! :)

Personally I love seeing a change in BMI too! Keep up the good work!

CD said...

Awesome news! You have made some significant changes, Erika! That is just fantastic - you go, girl! How nice to see some true black and white numbers like that as a sort of pat on the back for all of the changes and adjustments you've made. Keep it up!

Barbara said...

Way to go Erika! Not only do you look and feel healthier (I'm jealous of your Zumba moves!) but now you have tangible evidence of the long term benefits to your health and well-being!! Keep up the good work!!!