Monday, April 30, 2007

Forty Pounds Cumulative Weight Loss since January 3

When I weighed in at the fitness center Saturday, I found that I have lost a total of forty pounds. I am only 1.25 pounds away from my first goal, to become overweight. I should easily reach that goal this week. After that, my next goal is to reach the pre-1998 normal Body Mass Index (BMI) of 27.4. That means a loss of 15 more pounds. I’ve been working out 3-4 times per week so I can attribute some of my weight to muscle and as the BMI is based on a sedentary population, I should look pretty good at that weight.

According to the Mayo Clinic Weight Calculator, at my current activity level, I should need about 2000 calories per day to maintain my new weight. I don’t know what I will do with an additional 600 calories each day. I will still maintain my maximum 1500 mg of sodium to maintain my blood pressure at its current low normal level without medication, and I will still keep the fat calories to less than 20% of my daily total.

Here is my recap for the last two days.

Daily Dietary Recap-4/28/2007
Calories Protein Carbohydrates SodiumFat % Calories from Fat
1088 57.2 g 173.14 g664.75 mg 17.14 g 14.09%

Daily Dietary Recap-4/29/2007
Calories Protein Carbohydrates SodiumFat % Calories from Fat
1243.67 77.77 g 211.77 g686.80 mg 20.20 g 14.62%


Rick said...

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Papoosue said...

Congratulations on your success to date. I've had a quick look at your blog but will come back for a proper look and some inspiration when I get some time!

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