I didn’t fill you guys in on my HRA. I got there early. Duh Captain Obvious, you’re habitually early. I did an online sign in therefore the only paperwork required was the single page signature to disclose my results to Limeade for my points. My appointment was at 7:45 AM CST and by 7:58 AM CST I was done! How’s that for curb side service?
I received 400 of the 500 points. I narrowly made it to 400 because my fasting blood sugar was 104. It took the nurse 3 finger sticks to get enough blood for the tiny tube and she said the machine was likely not calibrated because it kept timing out too quickly. She told me I looked pale, asked if I was dizzy and mentioned I was likely dehydrated. My blood pressure was very low. Well I meditated in my car a good 1/2 hour before going in. Doh!
She opted to re-test on a different machine. And wah-la down to 97. Anything under 100 gets you the 100 points. Though I feel like a cheater. Maybe we should have taken the reading one more time? Done an average or something. Oh well. Moving on.
I did not get the full 500 points because I am obese. My BMI is over the recommended 25 which puts me at risk. In actuality, they took obese off the forms when they got in trouble years ago. We live in a PC world y’all. When the sweet nurse told me she thought BMI should not be a measure of health, I assured her that for me it was. I have no muscle lady. Just look at me. My more than 25 BMI comes from living an almost sedentary lifestyle. My walking regime is new and truth be told since I took three days off during Spring Break, I have not started back in earnest. Only takes two weeks to lose a habit so Monday my walking is back on like Donkey Kong. LOL.
I went to get breakfast at the company cafe afterwards. We have kiosks to order from now which many folks complain about. I did not mind. I made my custom order of an egg white omelet. The cost was 1/2 price healthy choice. I scarfed it down because ya know 12 hours of fasting is enough to make anyone ravenous. Just how the heck will I accomplish IF. If I still even want to try that. We could go back to the days of starving myself. Not good y’all. Very no bueno. I promised here and now that I will not do that ever again.
As always, more to come.