Weigh-in #16 – I don’t weigh 300+ pounds any more

Wheel full 70px When I started preparing for this trip in June in earnest I was referred by my dietitian to a local place where, for $30, you can be weighed on a scale that calculates body mass index and other information that provides better insight into weight issues than does the old scale at home.

Wheel full 70px It was the first weight info about myself that I posted in this blog.  On June 24th of this year it says I weighed 367.3 pounds/167 kg.  As far as the rest of the report goes, I could have saved the thirty bucks.  What that piece of paper told me was that I was fat.  The same thing my pants told me.  And my belt.  And my lungs.  And my knees and feet.  You get the picture.

Wheel full 70px Fast forward almost four months and, most important, through 2,400 miles/3,840 kilometers ridden on a bicycle over 60 days.  I told you I would weigh myself every Monday and post the results whatever they were.  Oh sure, I snuck a few Tuesdays in there- two, I think.   And I didn’t always lose weight.  A couple of times I went up from the week before or stayed the same.  But mostly the pounds came off.

Wheel full 70px Today’s weigh-in practically left me in tears.

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Wheel full 70px I have lost since June 24th 75.9 pounds/34.5 kilograms.  No fat shaming here, though.  At 291.4 pounds/132.5 kg I’m still fat.  Probably per the criteria I’m still morbidly obese.  But I have lost a hell of a lot of weight over a relatively brief time sticking to advice I ignored for far too long.

Wheel full 70px “Diet and exercise.”  No simple little tricks.  No gimmicks.  No personal trainer.  No gym membership.  No surgery.  Just diet and exercise.

Wheel full 70px And if I can do it, anyone can. Now, back to my ride, which is in progress.

8 thoughts on “Weigh-in #16 – I don’t weigh 300+ pounds any more

  1. You beat the bottom end of my prediction, and have now have a non-linear weight loss trend. Only a fool extrapolates non-linear trends, so no estimate for next week. Congrats

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    • Oh, I think it’s still pretty linear, Fred. Last week was a couple of pounds high and this week a couple of pounds low, that’s all. I bet if I stood on some theoretical perfectly accurate scale today my weight would be in the two-nineties. That’s good enough for me.

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    • That’s the major flaw with BMI. It’s calculated entirely from height and weight, without accounting for differences in build. A massive bodybuilder with 10% body fat would typically be obese, by the BMI chart.

      All that aside, congratulations to David on breaking 300!

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