Thursday, February 28, 2008

Weight Loss Milestones: Past, Present and Future


My time-weighted, moving-average BMI dropped below 30 on the 7th. Also, I had to buy a couple new pairs of pants several months ago.


The new pants are starting to feel a little loose too. And just this morning, I put my belt down another notch. To the last notch. It's a little bit too tight this way, but up a notch is way too loose. "Pants feel a little tight" is a good way to keep from snacking at work.


Looking at my log, I see that it will be a year on March 26. I've dropped 33 lb in that time. Since I need a short-term goal to really get me moving, I thought maybe I'd try to reach 40 lb (2/3 of my original long term goal) by the 25th, but I don't think that's really feasible.

Up until now, I've been short an average of ~350 calories/day. To lose 7 lb in 30 days I'd have to short myself ~800 calories/day. That doesn't sound too healthy. So I don't know what short term goal I can set myself.


  1. Oh and my wedding ring. It threatens to fall off if I put lotion or soap on my hands.

  2. A health kick post! YAY!

    Congrats on the impending anniversary. What an accomplishment.

  3. I don't know about the "health" part. I doubt any reputable physicians would recommend my eating habits.

    But they work! Take that, reputable physicians!

    Also, Mrs U wanted me to note that I went down *two* pant sizes. And I'm probably down another one right now.

  4. Congratulations! Just keep doing what you've been doing -- slow and steady wins the race. :)

    For a short-term goal, how about something health-not-necessarily-weight-related like "exercise every day until March 26" or "try a new vegetable every day until March 26"? (you might run out of vegetables! O.o)

  5. Vegetables? Exercise?!

    But you are thinking along good lines. It can be a behavioral rather than numerical goal.

    Oh and actually for a while at the beginning I took long walks around my huge office building. Maybe I could do that again.