Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Borderline Obese

So the last time I went on a weight loss binge, I discovered that I was on the wrong side of borderline obesity. Now that I'm fatter than I was the last time I tried losing weight, I'm even further over that line.

I'm not really into this weight loss thing to lose weight per se, I'm more interested in living a healthy lifestyle and being able to run up and down a soccer pitch. Weight loss just happens to go along with that healthy lifestyle.

So I decided to see how far over the obesity line I was this time around and found this Body Mass Index calculator online. When I weighed myself on New Year's Day I tipped the scales at 220 lbs. Chunky, yes, but somebody had to keep Papa John's in business.

Plugging in my height and weight gives me a BMI of 31.6 at the start of 2011 in 2011. Obesity rates 30 and above. That makes me obese, at least until I get under 209 lbs. From that point I'll only be overweight, at least until I get down to 174 lbs. That's assuming that the BMI calculator works, of course.

In the meantime, like Forrest Gump, I just feel like running.

So I ran 3.5 miles today, bringing my total miles logged for 2011 to 36.25. With 354 days left in the year, I have 1974.75 miles to go before I reach my goal of running 2011 miles in 2011.

1 comment:

The Saipan Blogger said...

I knocked out 7 miles yesterday. Slow and steady, and very slow.