The Physical

No prostrate problems, whew. I had my first physical in over three years today. Everything’s cool.

Now the guessing game. What will be my cholesterol count? Some previous numbers to help you guess.

October 2001… level was 198. My weight at the time was 218 lbs. I had the test first thing in the morning (8 hour fast).
October 2002… level was 190. My weight at the time was 195 lbs. Again had the test first thing in the morning.
Today… I had the test after eating lunch… some lowfat breakfast cereal. Also had a PBJ sandwich in the morning. I now weigh about 208 lbs. I should see the results of the blood test by the end of the week.

The one big improvement I had between 2001 and 2002 was the triglyceride count. The count fell from 351 (above 190 is bad) to 128. That was the year I was running fairly hard. I entered 4 running races that year…two 5k races, a 5 miler and a 10k. I have an inkling the triglyceride count will be above the 190 mark again this time around.

Now I need to get a little more serious about this vasectomy thing. I will probably make the appointment for this in the next few days.

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