Monday, March 2, 2009

WLC update and great links

I've managed to shed 28 pounds since our WLC endeavor. I was feeling pretty good about it and then found these links:

They basically told me my ideal was was 145-194. Can you imagine seeing me at 145? That is about half of what I weighed before this WLC! That's ridiculous. At this height the lowest I weighed was 172 pounds and I ran about 8 miles a day and had Binge Eating Disorder and was a binge drinker as well. So basically always drinking and never eating. Silly college years. People said I looked sick at that weight and after college worked landscaping so built more muscle in my upper body (I was a weakling). Now with more muscle I don't ever see myself at 172 pounds again unless I'm sick and dying. I would think 194 is not a crazy goal, considering I haven't been running and just did diet and lifestyle changes.

Another great link is this:

My information was this:
Body Mass Index: 27.8 kg/m2
Waist-to-Height ratio: 0.46
Percent Body Fat: 13.8%
Lean Body Mass: 186.1 lb

Your BMI is greater than normal, but your waist-to-height ratio is normal.
You may be overweight or have unusual mass distribution.
Your diet should contain at least 96 grams of protein per day.

Interesting stuff. I guess I better go out and find me a new pair of running shoes!


Jinnie said...

Keep it up!

Sharrie said...

Sounds like you are doing a great job with the weight loss. Sometimes the charts and stuff are unrealistic.

country girl said...

I come from a different perspective. Forget the tables; decide when you are comfortable with your body weight and then maintain it. Americas fascination with thinness is just not healthy. Have vegetables be your main dish and meat the side dish. Go to to find a way to get veggies all summer long. Read my blog. Cheers. And by the way, I think you should ask the reporter out for coffee. Not to correct anything; just to get to know her.

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