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08:14 pm: Dem bones
Some people came to school today with an ultrasound machine to test bone density. I tested at 94.4% of average for my age, or the equivalent of someone aged 51. ^_^; It was still in the "healthy" zone, though I was advised to exercise more.

When I compared with the teacher next to me, hers was in the "warning" zone. She was quite embarrassed. She told me, "At least you have the excuse that you're vegetarian. I don't have an excuse." (She immediately ran out and bought a carton of milk to drink.)

The funny part of the exam resulted from the fact that I had worn hose to school. (I was dressed all in black...long story...and was told I looked very "Goth-Lolita.") I had to take the hose off to use the ultrasound machine, so I did so in an adjoining room. After my exam, I went into the adjoining room to put the hose back on. The doctor?technician? running the ultrasound must have forgotten I was in there, because he opened the door while I was still adjusting my skirt. He jumped back as if he had been electrocuted and scurried away. <snicker> It's not as if he could have seen anything interesting at that point, anyway.

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From:amnachaidh
Date:September 20th, 2005 07:27 am (UTC)
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Seeing a touch of ankle, when the situation is right (as it was then), is interesting.

If I were he, I'd be blushing, as well. Especially if you were looking "Goth-Lolita".
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:September 21st, 2005 03:18 am (UTC)
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That's so sweet. *^_^*

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From:firesign10
Date:September 20th, 2005 01:56 pm (UTC)
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When I fell & broke my arm last year, my sister nagged me to get a bone density exam. I didn't, my doctor said she really didn't think I needed it - sometimes you just fall the right way and *snap*..had I had more than the one break or a less tidy break, then she sould have been concerned. I'd be curious now, though, how I'd fare. I do exercise a lot more now anyway. (but it's a TEST...I must know my result... LOL)
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From:megory
Date:September 20th, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC)
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And you drink plenty of milk and eat cheese! I believe tofu might be a source of calcium, also. Sometimes it needs magnesium or potassium to help the body absorb the calcium--you know, things you get from fruits and vegetables.

See, with all the walking and biking you do and carrying heavy things, I was thinking that you do exercise pretty much. Hmmm. I know they say that weight training can be good for the bones. In Canada they did that experiment with school children where a few times a day they just had them get up and jump for, say 15 seconds at a time, and the students' bone density increased.
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From:mvrdrk
Date:September 20th, 2005 11:40 pm (UTC)
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Green leafy veggies are a good source of calcium, too. So I think there's nothing to worry about.
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:September 21st, 2005 03:25 am (UTC)
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Green leafy veggies are a good source of calcium, too. So I think there's nothing to worry about.

Except I never eat those, unless I absolutely have to. >_< My diet is pretty much entirely starch, dairy, soy, and eggs.

I did, however, find Campbell's vegetarian vegetable soup at the import store. That's the one form of cooked vegetables I actually like. It's not green, but it's better than my usual fare.
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From:kataren
Date:September 20th, 2005 07:19 pm (UTC)
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Haha, I'd so fail that test. Don't like milk. Ice cream, yogurt, cheese & whatnots I like (ice cream is love). But milk is blah, & a seasonal thing.
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From:mvrdrk
Date:September 20th, 2005 11:41 pm (UTC)
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Ice cream, yogurt, cheese count as "milk" for calcium purposes.
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From:kataren
Date:September 21st, 2005 07:36 pm (UTC)
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Yup, but "milk" to me is in the original nasty liquid form. ;P Now that I think of it, I don't even take much of the other stuff, 'cept for ice cream now & then.
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From:megory
Date:September 21st, 2005 01:44 pm (UTC)

Okay, if no one else is going to ask...

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(I was dressed all in black...long story...and was told I looked very "Goth-Lolita.")

What's the long story that goes with this?
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:September 21st, 2005 02:31 pm (UTC)

Re: Okay, if no one else is going to ask...

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What's the long story that goes with this?

We were talking about the purple-hair thing in one of my classes. The students decided that, in addition to dyeing my hair purple for the festival, I should wear a Chinese-style dress.

I don't have a Chinese dress here with me, but I do have a vaguely Chinese-style top. I figured it wouldn't hurt to buy a skirt to match it. So I went out shopping last weekend, looking for a skirt. I had three conditions--it had to be 1) black, 2) long, and 3) machine washable.

The first two conditions were no problem, but the third proved to be the kicker. They really love their dry-clean-only clothes here. I had to visit about five different shops in a huge department store before I found a skirt that fit all the requirements.

Since I had gone through all that trouble, I decided to wear it once right away. I didn't want to wear it with the Chinese top, though, because that would take away the impact of wearing it for the festival. So instead I wore it with a black camisole covered with a light, black, lacy sweater, and then black hose to match. So I wound up in an outfit all black and lacy.
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From:megory
Date:September 21st, 2005 04:39 pm (UTC)

Re: Okay, if no one else is going to ask...

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Cool! Now I wish there were a picture to go with it. We should all have at least one black lacy outfit, especially with a long skirt!
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