Have some other posts in the pipe, but need to get this one out. As a tribute to the late Finished Last I’ll try to continue in the grand tradition of posting about my weight loss statistics on Mondays. FL groupies can find some measure of comfort and inspiration in that, hopefully.
Just to recap for those not familiar with what he was doing, he was undergoing what he called the SELAP diet, which stands for Stop Eating Like A Pig. Heaven knows I am able to pack in the groceries like a real porker, so this was revolutionary for me. Basically all it was, was ingesting 1000 calories from meals and 500 additional calories for snacks. No drinks other than water outside of meals and no snacks that also don’t have some other sort of nutritional value. I admit I cheat on the drinks because I do drink some unsweetened tea during the day, but since there are no calories there and a few flavenoids and antioxidants there, I think it’s not a bad deal.
Last week when I weighed in, I was an obese 228 lbs. This was way above where I hoped to be, which was 219 lbs. Remember, I’m just starting and I had been working out all summer. I must have been a fat moose in May to weigh that much.
So today I bought a digital scale capable of storing info for two people and Arwyn is also looking at her weight and health, So perhaps this is something we can do together, even though we don’t exercise together. She is really trying to eat better instead of the normal junk we consume. She really is a carb queen. But if I can reform, she can too.
Time for the official results. When I weighed myself on this thing for the first time I weighed….
Drum roll please………………………..
Wow! Now granted, when I weighed myself last week (on a different scale) I had some heavy boots on and this time I was in socks. But still, I am impressed. 10 pounds or 8 pounds or even 6 pounds; that is not bad for one week out of the blocks.
So looking at my BMI ideal (19-25) my ideal weight- the link will help you find out what it is – is somewhere in the 175-195 range. Actually, the medical info seems to think 144-189 is the right range. I’m unsure what to shoot for, actually as I never anticipated this being something seriously attainable. I suppose 185 would be a worthy goal, although being too skinny involves its own issues. I will be looking forward to losing the gut, in anycase.