Tuesday, April 12, 2011

51 lbs

I have been down below the 50lb mark for about a week but I wanted to ensure that it wasn't a fluke. Yes, I have lost 50lbs. Picking up a 50lb weight at the gym is amazing.

There are no tricks to losing weight. It's quite simple, actually. Eat...fewer....calories. In this age of the Internet, there's no reason in the world that the average person shouldn't be able to count calories for most things that they eat. Almost all restaurants have nutrition information on their websites. If they don't, you shouldn't be eating there because the restaurant is most likely ashamed of the junk food status of their menus. It's quite easy for restaurants to do calorie counts -- they are just unwilling to do so.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sweet 100's

This morning I weighed in a 197 lbs. The last time I can recall being that low was probably my junior year of high school. My senior year I'm pretty sure I was 200 or above.

It feels good to be in shape, although most BMI charts still say that I am highly overweight, bordering on obesity. My personal opinion is that those charts are not worth the paper they are printed on. I need to go and have a personal trainer do a *real* BMI test for me again. Height and weight (the BMI chart inputs) are not enough to gauge an accurate BMI.

Oh yeah, one more thing -- one more pound and I will be at 50lbs total lost!