Day 76 - Week 11
Its been 10 complete weeks now and here are my numbers:
Weight: 217.8 down from: 222.4 started at: 261
BP: 104/64 down from: 128/78 started at: 153/92
Pulse: 67 up from: 50 started at: 88
BMI: 29.5 started at: 35.4
Today I've reached a new goal, I am officially no longer OBESE
Never again will I be associated with that word or statistic. It took me 76 days to loose 43.2 lbs on the MWL.
Also note that I had my wife (a nurse) help with my blood pressure cuff today and I got an excellent reading of 104/64 for my BP!! and my pulse was a more normal 67 as well.
I believe its been fitting my cuff properly thats been my problem the past several weeks in my readings. I know she was secretly happy with my readings, even though she didnt show it. (she actually asked me what the readings were and she never does that
Next goal will be to no longer be over-weight, a BMI of 24.9. That will happen when I reach 183 lbs. Thats approximately 35 more lbs to lose. I think that will take till mid-September if I can maintain my current weight loss.
Then my next goal will be to get to a healthy BMI of 21.9 at a weight of 161, thats a further 22 lb loss. Which if I'm very lucky could happen by the end of 2012.
My ultimate goal will be to try to reach the low-end of a healthy BMI - 18.5 or 138 lbs. I don't think thats really possible for me as the lowest I've ever been at my current height was in the 150's when I was a young teen, but we'll see
B: oatmeal with flax and cinnamon
2 cups of herbal tea
S: herbal tea
L: mixed veggies with home-made salsa
S: herbal tea
D: baked potato and sweet potato
E: 47 mins walking - 5310 steps. Total steps for day - 8380
M: 10 mins
Great day today! No pain or soreness. Legs a little tight but not overly so. Eager to get my walk in but had to wait till after work. No stress at work and I was very happy to no longer be obese. Needless to say I was in a very good mood today