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  • ...that's what my friends like to call my current weight loss. Since October 2001 I've lost 30 pounds. Coincidentally I was laid off at that time.

    I think the weight loss is because I sort of watch what I eat, don't "clean my plate", and generally not eat a lot.

    I really need to get exercising to reach my target of 170 lbs. For me it is the discipline to do the exercise each day.

    If nothing else it shows that losing weight isn't too difficult just a long term thing if you want to keep off the pounds.
  • Timely! (Score:3, Interesting)

    by jdavidb (1361) on 2002.05.31 17:09 (#9021) Homepage Journal

    This week I made the commitment to weigh myself for the first time since I moved into my own house. I've put on about 10 pounds. More significantly, I bought one of those expensive scales that measures body fat percentage. In college weight-lifting class I was 12% which was excellent. I am now over 20% fat! This is a problem, but I've started lifting again and taking nightly 20 minute walks, and I've even started eating more than just meat and bread again, so I hope to be getting back to normal soon.

    The end of teenage metabolism is a real catastrophe.

    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
  • Just don't become an O'Douls drinker :)

    • Drinking single malt scotch and watching farscape chain-reaction.

      this is an off plan night. :-)

      • You do look good.

        I want to warn people about BMI though: it is designed for statistical purposes and is *not* -- I repeat *not* -- an accurate indicator of whether or not an individual is overweight or obese. It's a helpful guideline, but not accurate for an individual. It's accurate for a population.

        For example, I have a large build, and will naturally weigh 10+ pounds more than someone the same height as me with a small build, with the same amount of body fat. And it doesn't include muscle at all, so
        • It is true that BMI numbers can't be assess in isolation. For instance, is 174 lbs. that much worse for your health than 173 lbs.? Is 150 lbs. really a healthy weight for someone my size? Just look at the low side of "healthy BMI" and you'll see improbably low numbers. However BMI numbers for me helped to break down a rather persistent wall of denial about my weight. So they are useful. As a standing policy, it's a good idea to distrust what other people tell you to do. In my long winded and rambling blog,

          • Indeed. And you do look good ... not that I am a judge of guys or anything. Or, even if I were, as Jimmy Kimmel said on TDS last night, "not that there's everything wrong with that ...". :) But I digress.