My brother-in-law is one of the skinniest people I know, and has been since we were teenagers. He eats fairly healthy - lots of almonds, avocados and other good fats, and plenty of fruit and veggies, but probably more red meat than he needs and more ice cream. He turned 40 in December.
Was having some chest pain - thought he had pulled a muscle but my sister made him go to the dr to get it checked. They did an EKG, just in case, and it was all over the place - long story short, he had a very very small heart attack - and today is is going through quadruple - possibly quintuple- bypass surgery. His cholesterol is off the charts - around 500 - and his arteries to his heart are all clogged! His dad died at 47 of a heart attack, but he was obese and smoked, so that is what they attributed it to. Apparently, it's genetics.
Anyway - I guess my point is - first of all - please pray for him today. He is literally in surgery right now and probably for the next six hours. Secondly - don't assume you or a loved one is fine - get a physical. Get your vitals checked. Make everyone you love do it! My husband has not had a pysical since highschool - guess what, he has one scheduled for next week now. If you haven't had one in a while - do it!
Slow and steady wins the race.
| Pounds lost: 14.1