October 21, 2009

Blog Direction

I hit 220lbs today. I've got a number of risk factors for diabetes (including a BMI of 36.6 and real waist measurement of 40"), and a number of pre-diabetic symptoms (excessive hunger, thirst, and tiredness). I'm 33, and I can't live like this, but I'm pretty sure I can die like this. My mother's father died at 44, not in any better shape than I am now.  This isn't vanity, this is a very likely early death that I'm facing, and a very poor quality of life leading up to that death.

WebMD says I can safely lose 3lb a week.  So, conservatively (heh), I'm planning to lose 10 pounds a month for the next 8 months.  Putting me at a final weight of 140lb at the end of June, 2010.  I've weighed as little as 127 as an adult, and 140 would give me a BMI of 23.3, which should make it a healthy weight.

Anyhow, I'm going to be following my progress with Aspiring Mad Scientist, in addition to my usual completely sporadic posts on the usual subjects.  I'll keep it concise, mostly updating my weight and waistline numbers, since those are the easiest to meter, but occasionally delving into nutrition.  I'm doing it to keep a record, and to hold myself accountable.

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