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167 or MY LOWEST WEIGHT AS AN ADULT

I don’t know how else to frame this: but today, I’m officially the lowest weight I’ve been in my adult life (after college). I’ve hit 167 before. Most recently while living in Charlotte. In 2010.

It’s an amazing feeling on the health side. I dropped 27.5 lbs in a year.

#iamgrateful and #iamthankful for what the past few months have made possible for my physical health. I think some of these habits will stay with me forever (some may just be more modest or tempered).

Vegan.
Dry.
Daily exercise.
Intermittent Fasting.

The best part? There are still a bunch of habits I can break (sugar); and I’ve got some things holding me back which should be resolved over the next 5 weeks.

It’s kind of funny that I lost 27.5 lbs and I look at myself and still see so much stuff to work on. Tells you how far off of healthy I was to start.

Happy. Proud. Not yet satisfied.

I’m going to use the next few days to reflect a bit. And then set some goals for the next quarter. New goals, requiring new habits, that stack upon the positive habits that got me here.

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A PRODUCTIVE AND HEALTHY TARGET MET or HAPPY PROUD NOT YET SATISFIED

On March 15, 2020, I set a goal of dropping below 175lbs by March 15, 2021. Lower than my wedding weight. And the second lowest weight milestone I’ve had … since 1997.

The last few days I’ve clocked in at 173.6.

The lowest I’ve been since 1997 is 167.

3x

Once going into business school in 2004.

Once going back in the summer of 2005.

And once in 2010, before I took a bit of a step back with 6 surgeries in the last 8 years.

I think one learning is, I’ve got more ahead (already). So when reality becomes something that holds you back, instead of something you work around, you’ve now started making excuses.

Why is my first question.

But how is my favorite.

By starting with how, now here I am. 173.6. I lost 21 lbs since setting that goal at the start of the pandemic

And #iamgrateful and #iamthankful that I celebrated the win directly, took a deep breath, and then changed my goal again for what’s next. 167, here we come.175 felt too far at some points. Now, I never want to go back. But I’ve been here before and fallen quickly. Every time, was my choice.

How do I avoid that happening again?

Happy.

Proud.

Not yet Satisfied.

The pandemic took space from some things while in my case, creating space for other things. (The favorite space I’ve found is in my t shirts by the way.)Side note and other numbers of note: BMI – For the first time since scales reported these things, my BMI is below 25. It’s 24.9. But for the first time since scales have been telling me things, there telling me I’m no longer overweight. 25 is the low end BMI threshold for overweight. I was at 27.9 sometimes higher.

Skeletal Miscle – used to be 42%. Now it’s over 44%. Good increase but the next step is building more muscle which is hard with come constraints I have but still doable.

Body Fat – Was just at or under 20%. Now it’s 16.3%. Almost a 20% reduction with more to come I hope. Can I get under 15? Do I even want to?

Visceral Fat – Was at 6. Now at 4. Lower the better.

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