Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Weight loss

I did one of those BMI thingys and was pretty pissed off with the results to be honest. I am overweight! Im pounding in at 14 stone 6 pounds, which makes me a stone over weight for someone in my height range. The range is roughly 11 stone 10 to 13 stone 6. In an ideal world, I will drop to 13 stone. I dont understand how I could be 11 stone 10 at my height. My weight at 16-17, was 12 and a half and I was pretty scrawny then.

After further studies, I am still confused with how I am overweight. Apparently the average calories a man requires is 2550. "How many calories are needed each day can vary greatly depending on lifestyle and other factors." Which common sense would tell you, if your training for the olmpics you can probably eat alot more and if your stuck in an office you can eat less. "A body that consumes 2500 calories a day, and burns 2500 calories a day will stay at the same weight. A body consuming 2500 calories daily but burning only 2000 will gain weight at the rate of about 1lb a week." FUBAR!!!!

Conclusion thus far, is bad diet, little or no exercise and beer, beer, beer equals poundage.

For the last few days, I have been having a bit of a jog, run/walk. Nothing too strenous. Not sure exactly how far I go but it takes about 40 mins. Just did a quick check on google maps and I have worked it out as roughly 2.5 miles. Doesnt sound like an awful lot, but its a 10th of a marathon. Just did another google while writing this and apparently I should be able to do that distance in 25-30 mins, so I need to get my ass in gear and stop changing songs on my ipod, playlist time I think.

Along with this strenous walk I have to do everyday now, so I might actually make it to my 30th birthday, I have been counting calories. Its not too bad actually. I aimed at eating under 2000 calories a day. I stumbled upon the subway diet thing which is part of my regular diet anyway but found out NO I Cant have the MEATBALL MARIANA or any other type of sauce on my sandwich. The bread you choose, must be wheat which doesnt bother me in the slightest. You can either go for the Footlong Veggie Delite Sub at 406 calories or the Footlong turkey breast sub at 512 calories. REMEMBER NO SAUCE!

Trying to get healthier causes all sorts of problems. In order to do the jog, cigerattes have had to go. Thats not too bad as I wanted to cut back on them in a huge way. I was smoking about 15 a day. Now I will have 1 in the morning, 1 when I get home from work and one before 1 go to bed. Even went out for a drink last night and only had 1 cigeratte so go me. Alcohol is another major problem a beer is like 200 calories, so 2 beers is basically a meal. 10 beers is my allowed intake of calories for a day. Last night I had 3 beers, when I was only planning on having 2 so went over my calorie limit by about 150 calories. Its been hard work so far, might change from beer to red wine at least I can drink twice as much then(a glass of red is roughly 80-90 cals). I think I will have to come up with a better plan for this, I have 14,000 calories I can consume in a week. I might try and bring my calorie intake down to 1800 so I can enjoy beersies at the weekend without feeling too bad, time will tell. Update in a week or two.


Anonymous said...

You're a good weight! I've seen you naked. Hahaha. :D

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