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Well, THAT explains it! [Oct. 17th, 2008|11:45 am]
I've always joked that I have heavy bones. Let's face it, when I do that whole BMI (Body Mass Index) thing, I come out as obese. Obese. (Okay, right now, a hefty 10 pounds over what I consider my normal weight, I wouldn't be surprised...but when I'm at my normal maintenance weight, I would say overweight...but OBESE?

But that's what happens when you're just a hair over 5 foot five inches and weigh 185. (Now 195, thanks to the bad back, faire (cider, whoopee pies, Wilbur buds, fabulous baked goods, cheeses...) You get labeled obese.

Ha, ha, I laugh, it must be those heavy bones!

Yesterday we had a wellness fair and one of the booths was measuring bone density. I thought, what the heck, the doctor's always told me I shouldn't worry about osteoporosis, but you never know...

Normal is a score greater than -1. I got a 1.8. Wow, the tech joked, you must not smoke, drink alcohol or caffeine. Um, you got the first one right. But right now my blood is about half caffeine. And later tonight I'll replace the caffeine with alcohol.

Well, you must have great genetics, she said, because that's the highest female number I've ever seen.

Guess that explains how, despite my natural "grace" and despite having been thrown over fences, onto fences, slammed into objects and landed upon by horses, cattle and other beasts, the only thing I've ever broken is toes.

Of course, it also explains the early onset arthritis...because NOTHING, my friends, comes without a price.

[User Picture]From: pyratelady
2008-10-17 05:07 pm (UTC)
Of course, it also explains the early onset arthritis...because NOTHING, my friends, comes without a price.

So true. Good strong teeth seem to come with bad gums. My mother has good bones, so instead of breaking her hip, she tore a muscle in that area. My father the crazy marathoner has always had a strong heart, so of course he blew an artery instead.
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[User Picture]From: pyllgrum
2008-10-17 05:17 pm (UTC)
They say that humans raised in an environment of greater than normal gravity have denser bones and stronger hearts.

Gravity must be higher on the planet you were raised on, oh mysterious superbeing.

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[User Picture]From: pyllgrum
2008-10-17 05:37 pm (UTC)
All we need now is to find some green kryptonite...
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