Kelly the Culinarian: Three Things Thursday

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Three Things Thursday

This is going to be a bit of drive-by blogging. Busy day at work, busy afternoon at home and busy weekend ahead.

1. This week is Wellness Week at work. I love it. Seriously, I look forward to Wellness Week. So far, I've gotten a free total blood workup, a free flu shot and a morning snack of an apple and granola square every day this week. Tomorrow, we'll get a body fat test (which the exercise physiologist told me not to put stock in, more on that later) and free toothbrushes. Yeah, I'm a nerd. But a nerd that's really geeked out about health and wellness.

2. My new favorite snack is a protein muffin made with pumpkin instead of applesauce and no chocolate chips. This brings the calorie count down to 114 calories with 11 grams of protein. Topped with 2 Tablespoons of peanut butter, it's an awesome 300-ish calorie snack that packs 20 grams of protein. Since I've been told to eat more protein, this snack rocks.

3. I'm more than a little irrationally angry about the results of my blood work. Last year, my cholesterol was just a little on the high side, with a count of 202 (200 and below is normal). The morning they took my blood, I was at my lowest weight ever and had just finished my 9.3-mile run. My cholesterol was 216. I don't eat that much meat, and I can't remember the last time I bought ground beef. I exercise and eat several servings of whole grain each day. I seriously have no clue what else to do.


Maggie W said...

My company is in the midst of health fair season right now! Next week I'll get a blood draw, free flu shot and get my height/weight/body fat measured. I love it!! Plus they have snacks and prizes.

Have you talked to a doctor or nutritionist about the cholesterol?

KellytheCulinarian said...

Not yet. Last year, I thought it was a fluke. Now, I'm going to have to get serious about it.