Fledgist's Journal, 14 September 2011

I was astonished this morning because I wasn't expecting to pass the 190 lb mark quite yet. This is a big deal for a couple of reasons. First of all, when I started this process in March 2010 I weighed 380 lbs. I have now lost half that. I am not half the man I was in the most literal sense of the word. In under 18 months I have shed 13 stone 8 pounds to arrive at a weight of just under 13 st 8 lbs. I still have some distance to go, but the road behind me is now far, far longer than the road left.

The other reason is a more conventional one: according to the Halls.md web site, which I've been using to track my BMI, I'm now at the 50th percentile for my height and age group. Men in their fifties tend to be overweight. Not as obese as I was just a year and a half ago, but the average man carries 25 pounds or so too many, which is what I'm carrying right now. My BMI is 27.2. That's still too high, though much better than when my doctor was shaking her head at a BMI of 54.

I put in more than an hour at the gym yesterday, and walked for about 46 minutes between my office and the main campus and back on various errands as well. I was dog-tired at the end of the day. Now I've got a huge load of projects landing on my back all at the same time. I really am going to need as much gym time as I can carve out to preserve my sanity.
189.8 lb Lost so far: 147.2 lb.    Still to go: 21.8 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 14 September 2011:
1185 kcal Fat: 25.76g | Prot: 40.91g | Carb: 184.81g.   Breakfast: DanActive Yogurt, Hard-boiled egg, Bananas, Orange Juice, Herbal Tea (Other Than Chamomile, Brewed), Waferbites Double Cheese. Lunch: Special K Chocolatey Drizzle Bar. Dinner: Pinot Noir Wine, zucchini, Hummus, Cucumber, Tomato, Morning Star Hot & Spicy Sausage, Peaches, Plums. more...
2989 kcal Activities & Exercise: Shopping - 30 minutes, Standing - 1 hour and 40 minutes, Conditioning exercise (health club) - 40 minutes, Desk Work - 4 hours, Housework - 30 minutes, Sitting - 4 hours and 30 minutes, Resting - 4 hours and 10 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
on diet Calorie Count   losing 9.8 lb a week

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Wow thats awesome buddy...you have done so well in under 2 years.. Keep it up...Bren 
14 Sep 11 by member: BHA
Congrats on the big milestone! 
14 Sep 11 by member: pkgardner
Fantastic... Well done Fledgist :-) 
14 Sep 11 by member: Sk1nnyfuture
Wow - just WOW - that's totally awesome, about the weight loss. You have done and are doing incredible. Keep up the commitment to yourself with the gym, work will always be there - lol. Can't say how pleased I am for you. Its not often someone can say they are half the man they used to be, and be the better for it! 
14 Sep 11 by member: sarahsmum
You've made wonderful progress. I'm sure you'll feel really healthy now. People should not assume that because you're older, it's normal to be fat. 
14 Sep 11 by member: Runesinger
Thanks, all. I really couldn't do this without the encouragement I get here. 
14 Sep 11 by member: Fledgist
That is fantastic, I bet you never thought when you started you would get here, it is AMAZING...... 
14 Sep 11 by member: Yvonne19
Yvonne, when I started I could only hope. Now, I'm still hoping but I can see the next stage. A year and a half ago, I had no conception of what things would be like on the downslope. Now, I see the last hurdles as still to be overcome, but they are the last hurdles and not insuperable. What I am finding is that a lot of efforts are easier. Some are still hard, but I am building myself up. It's a constant struggle. 
14 Sep 11 by member: Fledgist
Fledgist, wow, I am amazed that you are already under 190 lbs! That truly is astonishing. There were days when I thought I would never be under 190 myself! I needed this visit to your journal for inspiration. 
14 Sep 11 by member: cocobutt
You are awesome, every time i come on here i check your journals because it encourages me that people can do this with hard work. WAY TO GO! 
16 Sep 11 by member: zeikiya989
Coco & Zeikiya: I'm astonished myself. It takes constant effort and focus to keep myself on target. Thanks very much for the support. I appreciate it a lot. 
17 Sep 11 by member: Fledgist

     
 

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