Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Weight, Weight... Don't Tell Me

I'm fat. I've known that for a looooong time!  I finally decided to do something about it.

If you're a believer in the BMI, I am presently at the low end of obese. Still, that's fat. My aim is to get to the high end of normal (168lbs. would be just fine, not that I'll settle for that when I get there, but we'll see how it looks on me) on or before 6/21/2015, my 52nd birthday. We're looking at roughly one pound per week, which seems reasonable. The goal here is to build a sustainable diet and exercise program to insure that I stay somewhere between 163-168lbs. until I die.

I was afraid that this would be difficult, but it hasn't been, so far (today's a week, people). I haven't been ravenously hungry, and I haven't denied myself any foods yet. Mainly, I'm selecting better  foods, but not always (see, the nutritionist above says those McD's breakfast burritos are too salty!), and I'm being choosy about carbs. But in general to start, my main target is to stay 500 calories or more BELOW what I burn in a day. And not be ravenously hungry.  :)

I'm doing some physical activity, too, but I don't plan to push that nearly as hard until I lose the first ten pounds. Isotonic upper body stuff (to build muscle mass), walking, and vigorous cleaning at work will keep me active until then.

So, I'll be posting photos. Not nekkid, and not soon, but when there's something to see.  ;) Sorry to bore you.


  1. Sounds like a reasonable plan, best wishes!

  2. I'm here to tell you that this strategy you've got works like a charm. Finally, FINALLY has started working for me. Rules: Must cut calories! And eat good stuff. Plus a little exercise. Make it fun. I like to hike, up mountains. Not always fun but I can always stop and look at scenery when I'm tired. Otherwise I take my favorite book and tunes to the gym and get on the elliptical for 30 minutes, a couple times a week. You go, Jeffraham! So far, (two months of concentrating), I've lost about 20 lbs. W00t!