Sunday, September 20, 2020

Health Update 9/20/2020

I decided to separate and make this a separate post instead of with a food post the way it was.

Besides my cooking experiments, I'm also using this blog to write about my health status.  That was the whole inspiration behind my efforts to enjoy an abundance of vegetables in the first place.  Here's my post about it:

Today (9/20/2020), I weigh 155 pounds.  Per the body mass index calculator, I rate 29.3, which is overweight borderline obese. I don't feel like I'm borderline obese, but I agree that I'm overweight.

I have been consciously trying to exercise 30 min/day, at least 5x a week and do more dumbbell exercises for weight resistance.

I went to the doctor yesterday for a follow-up visit to check on my blood pressure and cholesterol.

Blood pressure was within normal levels. Cholesterol was good overall, good LDL, good HDL, but my triglycerides were high. I don’t normally eat a lot of sweets or fruits and had issues with this before. She thinks it’s because it’s hereditary and prescribed a high quality fish oil supplement to assist me with this.

My doctor noticed ketones in my results and knew that I had been practicing intermittent fasting. She was pleased with my progress. So am I. 😃

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