Monday, October 13, 2008

Facts and figures....go figure!

I was looking at some numbers from my weight loss thus far and some of it is just down right crazy to me, when I started losing this weight my max weight was 534 pounds and I am down to 374 pounds currently so almost out of the 70's. I have lost a total of 160 pounds and have 99 left to hit my goal of 275 pounds now lets look at some numbers.

Starting BMI = 63.31
Current BMI = 44.34
Goal BMI @275 pounds = 32.60

Now thats a total of almost 20 points off of my BMI (Body Mass Index) number! I do not put much stock in BMI but wow, thats a lot of points off in just over nine months. Let me splain why I have no faith in BMI, I stand 6'5'' tall, my brother stands 6'4.5'' tall but I have much more muscle on my body than he does yet both of our BMI numbers would be the same in a calculator. because I am more muscular than he is of course I am going to weigh more than him when at a healthy weight. At 275 pounds my BMI will be 32.60 which is still considered "obese" and in all honesty I don't know how a 6'5'' fella @275 would be considered obese but the differences in my numbers is interesting for me to look at either way.

Start weight = 534 pounds
Current weight = 374 pounds
Goal weight = 275 pounds

Difference = 29.96% body weight or 160 pounds lost so far.

I have lost one third of my total body weight since starting in January! and in 12 pounds when I have reached 172 pounds lost I will have lost two thirds of the weight that I set for myself to lose to hit that goal of 275 pounds. that figure is simply insane to me, I was talking to my wife last night about the percentages etc and when it dawned on me that I have lost almost two thirds of the weight that I set for myself to lose already and have done it in less than 10 months I knew what todays post was going to be.

When all is said and done and I hit that 275 pound mark I will have lost 48.50% or almost half of my total body weight! half?!? yes indeed HALF of me will be gone. then there will be the 20 plus pounds of excess skin to be taken care of at some point so that number will be exaggerated even more if/when I have a skin surgery after all of the fat is gone.

This little scooter weighs 99 pounds, what I have left to lose.

Here is a look at Sundays menu.


10:00 AM
2 cups bran cereal 180
1.5 cup 1% milk 165
1 banana 105

12:00 PM
1 apple 100

3:30 PM
2 multi-grain english muffins 200
1 small plumb tomato 20
2 wedges laughing cow 70

crystal light 15

6:00 PM
1.5 cups chicken noodle soup 260
3 slices whole wheat bread 210
1.5 T miracle whip 50
6oz deli turkey breast 180
sliced tomato 10

8:30 PM
1 apple 100

Grand total of 1665 calories for the day, 160 pounds for the year so far or 29.96% body weight lost or just about two thirds of my total goal weight, I have to say I am happy with the results so far. this week I expect to either stay the same weight or gain slightly by Friday as I am planning on adding some ST (strength training) to the mix and expect to be sore ie: inflamed therefore some extra water retention will likely be there this week if the ST goes as planned. With that another post comes to an end and another episode of as the fat guy turns is done, Thank you for reading along and look for a new post on morrows eve.

As Ever


  1. I am amazed at your perseverance.....and as I said offer huge inspiration.

  2. I'm so glad I have been able to witness your trip to the half! You're going to get there sooner than you think, I bet. :)

    I agree with you on the BMI issue. I don't think it's relevant to muscular or large-boned people. But, holy moly! 20 points change on there already?? That is pretty crazy...and impressive. :) Way to go!