July 19th, 2006

wombat

Blood, journals, and politeness

Got a call from the nurse at the clinic, who filled me in on the results of my quarterly blood work. The A1C is down to 7.0 from 7.5 (damn good, still room for improvement) and the cholesterol is within acceptable limits, although since the good cholesterol is only 33 (should be 39, apparently) Dr. Huynh said I should go on Lipitor. I said that ain't happening; if the overall numbers are good I'm not going to start gobbling more pills because the LDL and HDL are unbalanced. I say it's all cholesterol and i say the hell with it.


willow_one suggested in response to the Process Failure post that I check out FitDay.com, which is an online diet and exercise tracker. This was a great suggestion; the site is truly impressive and may tempt me into buying the PC software even if that doesn't have all the bells & whistles of the Weight Watchers journaling software. It was nice to see in graphic form why exactly I was losing so much weight the first couple of weeks at Weight Watchers even though I was routinely exceeding the daily points limit - turns out I burn about 3300 calories a day just maintaining my weight, never mind the 2100 I burn sitting around passing papers and banging the kibo at work and at home. It's pretty hard to eat 5400 calories a day if you're making any kind of attempt to watch your diet, and if you're trying to cut back it's damn near impossible to eat that much. I could still stand to be eating more fruits and vegetables, but as it is, things are coming along and I can look forward to dropping another few pounds come next Tuesday. zippychik has also signed up at FitDay, and I expect she'll be seeing positive results soon as well, though I doubt she has the huge quantities of fat to lose that I do.

There's no better way to put this than Rachel did: Of Course, I'm Always The Soul Of Politeness - But Why Is Everyone Else So Nasty?" Best comment ever: In the original article, the last posted comment reads, "You're all a bunch of Nazi bastards."

I should probably go swimming, but I'm pretty tired and so will turn in early.