I received the results from my health screening at work and I am happy to report that my cholesterol has actually dropped 40 points since last year! I attribute the drop to my adoption of a plants based diet and I couldn’t be happier. Hovering over 200 hours for years, and given a family history of ridiculously high cholesterol, I am pleased to see the number 162 appear on my report. AND my LDL (bad cholesterol) is in the “optimal” range (under 100). The HDL is in range, as well as my triglycerides and glucose. (Although, my glucose was a little higher than I would have expected. It’s still within range, 65-99, but I was surprised with my 92.)
Today was a busy day, starting with pre-admission testing at 7:30 AM, including blood work, EKG and chest x-ray. (Oh, that reminds me, I need to go take an Epsom salt bath! Radiation!)
The day ended with a dentist appointment, my first cleaning in quite a while since they don’t let you go to the dentist during chemo. The risk of infection is too great. It felt like the hygienist cleaned my bottom teeth twice and my top teeth not at all. I did ask and she said of course she did, but I think I would know… They did want to do x-rays today, but I declined.
I’m still loving my Fit Bit One. It really does motivate you to move more… gotta get that steps number up! I have not yet hit 10,000 steps in a day; the closest I came is 8000 yesterday. The other piece I enjoyed tracking is my sleep. I was shocked to see the number of times I wake up during the night. I average 25-35 times a night! David thought it was the way the device monitored sleep, but several friends have Fit Bit Ones and they average about 5 times! I knew my sleep was disrupted, but I had no idea how much. The only time it was lower was last week in Niagara Falls… the wine clearly helped!