Well I’ve had a rough start to my wellness program. Two out of four weeks I’ve either had an infection or cold. Ugh. It’s like my body is rebelling :).
Also, I have a new coach. Her name is Monika and I already love her. Today we spent most of our time reviewing my blood test results. The presentation of results are nice — not just numbers, but also coded in green, yellow and red.
My results were really a mixed bag. I tried not to overreact, but one of the findings is scary.
- Healthy aging: all green (measured by mercury, lead, arsenic, glutathione (antioxidant) and superoxide dismutase)
- Inflammation: mixed but nothing outrageous
- Optimal nutrition: mostly green — but yellow in Omega 3 foods and red in Vitamin D
- Diabetes risk: mostly red (3 out of 5 factors) — horrendous, mortifying, extremely unpleasant
Monika says losing 10 lbs can make a big difference. No problem. Just give me 6 weeks!
I need to schedule an appointment to review the results with my doctor, specifically the diabetes-related numbers.
After the shell shock, I started to breathe again. AND NOW, I’m determined to kick those red markers in the butt. By the next blood test (in 4 months), I bet I’ll have all green in the diabetes test.
Wanna bet a Snickers bar on that?
Julie in Seattle