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A couple weeks ago I celebrated my 56th birthday.  As a traditional part of the day, I had my semi-annual bloodwork.
This seems a good time for me (and all of us) to take a moment and recognize the state of our body.

I will report on key issues with my own (and plans to correct problems in necessary).  I invite you to do the same.  In fact, let’s turn this into a group!

Better Every Year’s State of Her Body

Body age: 56  

Real Age: (from the website) 47

Weight: holding steady at 122#

Resting Heart Rate: 72 BPM

Blood Pressure: 122/70

Blood Cholesterol: 162

Blood Glucose: 94

Strengths:

My cardio capacity is high for my age, allowing me to exercise at the same level of a healthy woman about 42 years of age.

Sense of humor.  I can get through a variety of tricky situations with my goody sense of humor.

Sense of optimism.  

Problems:

Chronic insomnia treated with Atavan.  Without the medication, I still awake during the dream portion of sleep, getting a very poor night’s rest.  My goal: resolve enough of the stress-inducing problems to be able to wean myself off the drug within 18 months.

Over-use tendon pain in wrists.  Find a more ergodynamic way of working on my computer. I can’t really cut on the computer down much more, so this is the only option.

Still need to convert about 5# of adipose fat (belly fat) into muscle.  I recognize that I’ve had this fat for a very long time and that it’s the hardest fat to lose.  I will continue to tweek my diet to encourage fat burning.  Consistency, in this case, is the curse to success.

Poor balance.  Still working on developing an improved sense of balance.  This will serve me well as I age, helping to prevent injuries that might limit activities.  Broken hips are not in my future plans.



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