Homer's Travels: Tests Over - Time To Let Loose

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tests Over - Time To Let Loose

I went to get my annual blood test this morning. I was pleasantly surprised to see, despite my local Subway's Free Cookie Fridays, that my numbers were all in the normal range (not including my HDL which exists to disappoint me).

I was surprised since I didn't think I was being that careful.  I had a few ... quite a few ... weak moments over the past few months as my sweet tooth kicked into overdrive and I splurged with a candy bar here, some ice cream there, a cookie here ... well you get the idea.

The only thing I can think of is that I'm more active and have kept the weight down.  I guess walking twenty plus miles a week has it's benefits.

So I'm done with blood tests for another year.  I know I can't let my guard down.  I still have to watch what I eat and keep being active, but, for the next week or so, I will probably let loose a bit. Not sure how I will let loose but I can say that the pan of brownies I baked this afternoon will be a good start.


  1. Wait, you're not planning to eat the whole PAN, are you? ;)

    My guess is that, even though you may have splurged on occasion, you've probably managed to bring the overall amount down. As they say down under: good on ya, mate!

    1. GH: In my college days I did bake a pan and finish it, by myself, in 24hrs. I don't intend to do that this time.


  2. aw geez, well congrats on a nearly perfect blood test! Brownies sound amazing! We're not eating sweets in our house, and it's really, really difficult...I'm a total sugar junkie! So I'm really impressed with your discipline and determination!

    1. Miss McC: Thanks! I am trying to keep sweets to a minimum too... but I still have the brownies. I'm surprising myself with my self-control.