Update April 2015: Living Lean has been updated since I wrote the entry below. Please understand that my comments do not refer to the current program.
Back in December 2009, I weighed about 220 pounds, for a BMI of 36 which is well into the obese range, according to the National Institute of Health’s Body Mass Index calculator. Yesterday I weighed in at 174 lbs for a BMI of 29. This means that I am no longer obese.
I just wanted to publicly celebrate this fact. From here I plan to continue to use the process I’ve outlined elsewhere to get down to the 150-160 range. 150 is the heavy end of normal weight for me, but somewhere in the 150s would content me because I exercise five days a week and some weekends, so I wouldn’t be surprised that the regular BMI tables overestimate my fat levels. When I get to the point where I keep my weight stable for a month or so, I’ll buy a few new clothes.
Update July 2011: I gained most of my weight back and as of July 2011 weighed 206 lbs. For more, see I am the Yo-Yo. I’m not blaming the Living Lean program. As Lou Ryan says, it’s all about choosing living lean or living lardy. For a number of reasons I’m not going into, I’ve developed a problem in continuing to choose lean. But they’re still my choices. I’ve recently started on trying to make better choices and we’ll see what happens.
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