Monday, November 17, 2008

healthy fat girl... myth?

Let's see what the numbers say.

Last time I had my cholesterol checked a few years ago (2005?), it was 150, which the doctor says is very good. I got it checked this morning, so we'll have to see what it is now.

I check my blood sugar once a month or so, and it's never above 100. Once, I checked it after a sugar binge and it was 111. This is a vast improvement from 2002, when it was in the 300s.

My blood pressure this morning was 80/63. My doctor says this is a good thing - "it means you're healthy!" - and a preliminary visit to Dr. Google would seem to confer, but I think it seems low and I should eat more bacon.

Thing is, my weight puts me in the morbidly obese category. What gives? Like 85% of the time, I really do eat good stuff. Know what I eat for breakfast most of the time? All Bran. Listen, it's not delicious by any stretch of the imagination, but the poops are SO satisfying.

Maybe I just eat too much good stuff. I guess I figure if it's good stuff, I can eat a little extra. I reckon I can't. But how much do I need to adjust my eating habits if the numbers are somewhat positive? I'm confused.


mayberry said...

Guess chocolate really is good for you.

My captcha is "testrata". Sounds like an egg dish made up of well, never mind.

i'm black betty said... got me. my blood pressure is always 95/58. weird...since i'm pretty high strung. LOL!!!

my word verification is "hanymmbr"...kinda sounds like a man's genitalia... :D

Sandi said...

Hey count your blessings! That's awesome, Stacey!

Nicole Bradshaw said...

Look, unless your doc says to worry, then bring on the bacon. (Mmmmmm . . . bacon.)

Hubs is in the healthy weight range for his body, but his blood pressure is high because he's an obssessive worrier.

The doc is the final word. Until he/she says, "Lose some weight," I wouldn't stress over it.

Jen said...

I hate the weight chart, it can kiss my ass. I am healthy, that's all that matters to me. And I am happy. I have learned to live with it.

My captcha is tessico...hehe

Watercolor said...

The thing is, you can be healthy NOW, but it puts you at risk for health things later. Like heart issues and such. And my dad was heavy but healthy until he was 60 then suddenly he was diabetic like overnight. Now, he has 35% kidney function 10 years later. He is losing weight now to try and not have to go on dialysis some day.

But hey, I'm fat. Losing it is like insurance against what it could bring. Hopefully, not having it means I won't get something from it. I'm not very successful at losing it but I have to keep trying. For the future if not for now.

Dr. Wifey said...

as i like to say, we ain't fat, we big-boned! i agree with Jen, the weight chart was formulated by skinny people. you are healthy AND beautiful :)

my capcha is hoebasha LOL

Sharon said...

it's not delicious by any stretch of the imagination, but the poops are SO satisfying.

HA HA HA!!! A satisfying poop is such a nice reward.
Healthy is healthy. Your numbers show you're healthy. Good for you!

From the Doghouse said...

Gotta go with the numbers. And a buffet.

Jennifer said...

Your BP was 80/63???!!! That is seriously, SERIOUSLY LOW!! I would be passed out on the floor with that kind of blood pressure-PHEW! My doc has been concerned about mine because it's been 104/64!

I say DEFINITELY eat more bacon!

Oh, and PS-There is NO WAY you are morbidly obese!! I just saw a pic of you from Halloween and you look great!