Personal Trainer Food Challenge
After completing the My 500 Words Challenge last week, I needed a new challenge. Something that has always bothered me but never addressed is how I eat. I’ve been fortunate that I never became overweight. But I think I took my metabolism for granted. I would gorge myself at buffets trying to get my money’s worth. My friend joked that I’m going to put the restaurant out of business.
Growing up I ate a lot of fast and canned food. My close friends called me Dinty Moore for all the canned beef stews I ate. Although my friends took body challenges before, it never caught on for me. Recently I was told that I have very low good cholesterol and I am a high risk for cardiac arrest. I have been exercising but I felt I needed to do more. I stumbled upon an amazing deal on Living Social and it was exactly what I needed.
Normally $334, for $199, I received 28 healthy flash frozen lunches and dinners. The FedEx box arrived yesterday. Packed with dry ice, the small plastic pouches were still ice cold. I moved all my vegetables into the freezer and my meats overflowed into the refrigerator. They are safe for 14 days but veggies may get soggy so it was recommended that they go into the freezer. Every lunch and dinner I get to pick and choose a veggie and protein pouch. I would microwave them both for 3.5 minutes. I’ve eaten lean frozen foods before but these portions look less than those because they eliminated the carbs and sweets. I may be in some trouble as I do eat a lot.
I entered my information into the Ideal Weight Calculator. I am 5′ 9″ tall.
Based on the Robinson formula (1983), your ideal weight is 152.3 lbs
Based on the Miller formula (1983), your ideal weight is 151.9 lbs
Based on the Devine formula (1974), your ideal weight is 155.9 lbs
Based on the Hamwi formula (1964), your ideal weight is 159.4 lbs
Based on the healthy BMI recommendation, your recommended weight is 125.3 lbs – 169.3 lbs
I’m clocking in at 160 pounds. My waist is 34″. Not bad, but not ideal either. I am not familiar with all the different formulas so I decided to average their ideal weights. Not very scientific, but at least I have a reasonable goal to shoot for. Adding up the first four weights and dividing it by four, I come up with 154.875 pounds. We’ll see how it goes in the next three weeks because I’m going to run into a family Thanksgiving vacation. I promise not to gorge on turkey and potatoes. I hope to control my temper because when I am hungry I lose it quicker.
I went back and forth on this. I considered postponing because of the Thanksgiving vacation, but just around the corner would be Christmas parties. Then what? Postpone till next year? It would be like a traditional resolution, but why wait for two months when you can take action now? I wasn’t ready for My 500 Words Challenge either. I am finally following through on an empty resolution, taking more action.
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