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03 May 2012 @ 10:26 pm
Diet thing  
Some people at work have put together a weight loss contest. Except it's got a stupid name and stupid rules, so i didn't join up. Still, perhaps trying to diet during the same period of time will provide some extra motivation.

Around March 25th i think i was about 197 lbs. Around March 31st i was about 192 lbs. This morning i was back up to 200 lbs. According to my scale 55 lbs of that is fat and my BMI is 29.0. (I'm not sure if it's figuring out the amount of fat by formula, or actually measuring electrical resistance or something like that. We didn't really want a weight watchers scale, it was just the cheapest thing at Bed Bath & Beyond that didn't look ugly, so i haven't really looked into the details.) That puts me at the upper end of "overweight" and right below "obese", so i really ought to be doing something about that.
Dieppedieppe on May 4th, 2012 06:05 am (UTC)
Do you need another scale? I have an electronic one that displays "Err" when I step on it. Kind of makes it hard to have any actual weight loss goals. :(
rowrrowr on May 12th, 2012 08:15 am (UTC)
haha I'm participating in the competition, btw. I am not sure that i can win but it is definitely motivating me - at least it's by % lost, so I have more of a chance even though I can't lose as much as the big guys (I'm looking to lose 12-15lbs). I have one of the Tanita brand scales that calculates fat % and water % and stuff, but it was decidedly not cheap. I use it every day and have for like 8 years so I guess it's been worth it, though.

Do you usually just do calorie counting? I can't remember.. that's what I do, although generally I try to do a lower fat %, I don't worry about it as much as the calories.
DonAithnendonaithnen on May 12th, 2012 09:49 pm (UTC)
Yeah, just calorie counting. Well, trying to exercise more too obviously, but just calorie counting for the food end.