Thursday, March 21, 2013

no heart attack

i got a pinch in my neck last friday ... and so my left arm has that restless feeling ... but the rancher's brother used to be an EMT .... and he said last week that i should take aspirin and get a physical just in case it was a heart attack ... so i bought aspirin ...

well ... yesterday i ran out of aspirin ... so the choice was to either head west and buy more aspirin ... or to head east and get a physical ...

i went east.

vitals were ... 5' 9", 164 lb, BMI 24.22; BP 122/88 , Temp 97.7, Pulse 77 , Resp 18.

no heart attack.
Health Risk Based on BMI (body mass index)

BMI Risk          Classification
22-24.99   Very Low Healthy Weight
(added 26mar13)... my bmi is actually better than that ... i was fully dressed at 164 ... i was 155 this morning in the buff ...
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

The Height you entered is 5 feet, 9 inches. The Weight you entered is 155 pounds.
Your Calculated BMI is: 22.9
... a few years back i weighed 215 lb ... i remember looking in the mirror one day and saying to myself ... well, i guess i will be fat for the rest of my life ... and i just could not handle that ... so i made radical changes ... (i went to work as a furniture mover) ... the weight melted off ... i think at one point i had five home punched holes on my belt ...
The Height you entered is 5 feet, 9 inches. The Weight you entered is 215 pounds.
Your Calculated BMI is: 31.7

BMI Categories:
Normal weight = 18.5-24.9
Overweight = 25-29.9
Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater
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