Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Test Results

I went for my run yesterday at lunch and it was so humid outside!! DC has very humid summers but this was my first run in about a year with all the humidity. I definitely felt more drained after than I usually do but I also haven't ran 5.5 miles in about 2 weeks so it's hard to know how much was the humidity and how much was the time between runs. Anyways, I still did it but I'm 100% sure I'll need to get some form of hydration belt or bottle for my runs, particularly since it will only get hotter and more humid. Today, however, it's much cooler outside and it's sprinkling a bit so as long as it doesn't downpour, I'll be going again today.

I had a very frustrating day at work yesterday (which only served as a reminder why I need to get another job!!). When I was gone on vacation I got an email asking me to do some additional work on one of my projects. So yesterday I started in and spent all day working on this additional stuff. I sent an email to the economist "in charge" of the project asking her a question about the work she wanted done. She sent me an email back saying "So-and-so did that while you were on vacation." GRRRRRR! You couldn't have sent me an email telling me not to worry about doing the additional work?? I only found out because I asked you a question?? Really?? I'm not mad that someone else did the work. I'm mad because there was no common courtesy extended to me. Politeness tells you that if you send someone an email asking them to do something for you but then someone else does it, you should send an email or notify the original person and tell them not to worry about it! I'm especially ticked because I spent most of the day yesterday working on it when I have a project due in my class next Thursday that I could have been working on instead. I have another project for work to be working on but it can wait until my stuff for my class is done. I'm really in no hurry to make anyone else's life easier when they don't do the same for me. Bad attitude? Yes. Wrong attitude? Not sure. Okay, rant over.

Last night I was so munchie while I was cooking dinner and even after dinner. I ate 3 pieces of banana bread that I had not planned as well as some pretzels. Today I'm going to eat a more substantial afternoon snack and that should help hold off my pre-dinner munchies better. Also, I'm implementing a new "rule"--I can snack while I'm cooking dinner but I can only have carrots or other veggies. Also, yesterday was the first day we woke up at 5 in almost two weeks so I was more tired during the day which, for me, always leds to not-great food choices.

I had my physical at the health unit yesterday and we went over my blood and urine results. The only thing that was out of range was my potassium...it was high by .4. The doctor didn't seem to think it was anything to be worried about but just to keep an eye on it during future blood tests. (She said it would only be a concern if my sodium was out of whack too but my sodium level was fine.) My total cholesterol was 193 which is at the upper part of the recommended range but my HDL (good cholesterol) was at 93 which, according to the doctor, is one of the highest numbers she's seen for HDL. Most people's is around 40 or so. My LDL (bad cholesterol) was 70something but well below the recommended high number. The doctor did hear a soft heart murmur but she's the first doctor to ever tell me that and she could only hear it when I was sitting up and said it was insignificant. So, all in all, good results!

Today's Plan:
Activity: 5.5 mile run at lunch
Breakfast: 1 serving Hungry Girl's Oven Baked Omelette, 1/2 cup oatmeal with 2 Tbsp ground flax
Mid-morning snack: 1/2 mango, 1/2 banana, 1/2 kiwi, 1/2 orange, 1/2 cup strawberries and blueberries
Lunch: 1 Tortilla factory Sun Dried Tomato wrap with 1 laughing cow wedge and 4 slices pepper turkey sandwich meat; 2/3 cup peas; Salad with spinach and green peppers with 2 Tbsp ginger pear dressing; 15 cherries
Afternoon Snack: 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt mixed with cinnamon, 2 Tbsp pumpkin, and 1 serving granola
Dinner: BBQ Beef Sandwiches (recipe from "Clean Eating" magazine), sauteed green beans, roasted potatoes, and salad

4 comments:

Jen said...

That's great that you had a good outcome from the tests!!!

I think you are WELL within your rights to be angry about the work thing...time is in short supply for me most days and I would be PISSED if I spent a lot of time on something I didn't need to!!!

A trick I have been using lately is while making dinner I have a big glass of either diet soda or perrier with lots of ice and a straw...I find it helps keeps me full while cooking! (Or some cut up veggies near by!)

totegirl said...

Wow, excellent test results! Seriously great!

So, what class/classes are you taking?

Sara said...

Those are some great test results!!

Toronto is the same with humidity - makes it so hard to run here during the summer!

Sara said...

Those are some great test results!!

Toronto is the same with humidity - makes it so hard to run here during the summer!