Friday, August 6, 2010

Minus 170

No, I'm not under on word count.  Ever since deciding the time was right to become a father I've felt it necessary to get in shape.  Not that I was ever obese or anything even remotely close, but I have let myself go a bit in the last twenty years or so.  Lately I've been exercising almost everyday and do feel better.  This week I added swimming to the routine.  I'm not an Olympian, so don't expect to see me zipping back and forth, but it seems to be working.  Today, I stepped on the scale for the first time in a while, and my thrilled eyes lit up at the number on the dial.  I can't say I actually know how much I've lost because it's not something I ever kept track of, but there have been times when it's hovered just under 190.  I'm a short guy, so that ain't good.  But things are moving in the right direction, and I could use some encouragement.  If it's just me cheering for myself, I'm might not get too far. 

Using a number of random internet weight calculators, based on my height - 5'8" and age - 37 my ideal weight range falls between 125 and 164.  Being rather close to the high end of that scale makes it seem attainable, although even losing a further five pounds wouldn't make me comfortable.  So, I'm setting a goal of 155 pounds.  It's in sight.  I mean, I'm still using binoculars, but there is a hazy shape taking form on the horizon.  So I'm throwing a new meter over on the side bar to help keep me honest.  I had even considered keeping an updated Vlog, but felt bad exposing you, my loyal readers, to such a sight.

The main idea is, no matter how much I lose, or how long it takes, I want to be around a long time after our Korean arrives.  And I want to be able to keep up with him/her.

8 comments:

Travener said...

Good luck with that. I've been fighting that battle all my life.

Ted Cross said...

Good for you. I struggle with the opposite, trying to keep my weight up. I am somewhat tall at 6'1" but have never broken 150.

April said...

Wow...125 seems really, really low for a man. Anyway, I think 155 is a good goal and wish you luck. There are a TON of great websites out there to help. My favorite is mywfitnesspal.com

Kathy said...

Good luck! I've had my own weight goals. I think it's harder for women to lose. And we have water weight gain, monthly reasons that hinder loss.

But staying active is great for everybody. I try to get my husband to go for walks with me.

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Kathy said...

Note: My comments posted twice, that's the reason why I deleted it.

Kara Mustafa said...

Try Wii Fit! I love it.

Amy Saia said...

Good luck. Sounds like a nice goal to reach and I know you can do it!