fat bastard

OK, got my health check results. Now once again, I admit and take full responsibility for the fact that I have been busting my butt at work and spending as much time as I can outside of that with Tonchan, and therefore I have not been in the dojo anywhere near as much as I should. So I am indeed a fat bastard.
But this health check in Japan is killing me, seriously.
I weigh 75 kilos. That 165 pounds for you Americans still in the 18th century. Yes, that is too much, and yes too much of that is the squishy pillow of insulation pushing against my waistband. However according to my handy health check results, my optimal weight is 62.5 kilos. That's 138 pounds. I think the last time I weighed 138 was in elementary school.
Also, my blood pressure was 138/69, which is technically under 139/89 so blood pressure=A
Huh? I am borderline hypertension and I get an A, but I'm 13 kilos -- 29 pounds! -- overweight so that's a C? And what's more, EVERYTHING else is all A's, but that damn C pulls my overall score down to C.
That totally sucks.
Then again, I am a fat bastard. So, perfect timing for 2008 New Year's resolution:
If I lose half kilo a month, by this time next year I will be a lean, mean 69 kilos. I think the last time I was under 70 was the summer after I graduated, before I came to Japan, when I was working construction and subsisting on one burrito a day.
So there it is: lose one half a kilo -- just over one pound -- a month for one year.
Oh and lastly, what the hell does blood type Rh mean?


Todd Rudick said...

Rh is Rhesus Factor (+/-). You've been puzzling over the koan of a blank form.

Kurisu said...

Dude... we're just dense compared to the rest of the planet. Blame our genes.
In prehistoric American terms... I'm 5'9" 216lbs. (175.26cm 98kg)
Now I could stand to loose 10-15 lbs and if I lost 25 I'd have rock hard abs, and that would make me 191lbs.
According to the world of science my ideal weight is about 165. I haven't seen that weight since about 7th grade.
So far, even at this weight my blood pressure has been pretty darn close to normal.
So just blame our natural densities... guess we're just built to play with swords and snowboards and be tackled and stuff.
Hopefully Tonchan only inherited the toughness factor and not the density factor.