|My Number||Optimal Range||Result|
|Blood Pressure||102/76||Less than 120/less than 80||Normal|
|Body Fat||32.5||21 - 32.9*||Normal*|
|Body Mass Index||27.3||18.5 - 24.9||Overweight|
|Total Cholesterol||138||Less than 200||Normal|
|High Density Lipoprotein||56||Greater than 50||Normal|
|Triglycerides||74||Less than 150||Normal|
|Low Density Lipoprotein||68||Less than 100||Normal|
|TC/HDL||2.5||3.3||1/2 Average Risk|
|Fasting Glucose||87||Less than 100||Normal|
Each year, I forget how the body fat test is done, and I go in worrying that they're going to pinch my stomach fat with some tongs. Not the case luckily. That would be kind of mortifying considering these tests are done pretty out in the open in one corner of the cafeteria. Really, they just hand you something that looks like a large XBOX controller, and you have to hold it in front of you with your arms out straight for about 5 seconds, and somehow that measures your body fat.
Not surprised at all by the BMI number, I assured the lady who was taking my test (who didn't seem concerned in the least about my above-optimal number actually) that I just started up Weight Watchers and that I mostly have a problem with portion control and a sweet tooth. She gave me the friendly tip of using smaller plates for dinner, which I plan on doing from now on. That won't help my snacking problem, but it's something.
All in all, not too shabby. Now if I can curb my snacking and bump up my activity level, I'll be one healthy chick.