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Old 10-04-2011, 07:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Reached a milestone: BMI<25

I just had to post here to celebrate hitting that "healthy weight" BMI of under 25 on FitDay . I don't have before/after pics I'm afraid but here's the highlights:
  • I've been on a calorie deficit & exercise regime for 9 weeks.
  • I fell off the wagon a couple of times quite dramatically, but picked up the pieces a day or two after.
  • I've had amazing support from my wife. Also, I'm freelance and my work's been light over this period, which has made it easier to train hard.
  • I've lost 28lbs altogether on the scales.
  • I've gained some muscle mass in my arms, shoulders and chest.
  • Two months ago I was wearning 38" jeans. I'm now wearing 34" and can still breathe.
  • When I started, running 3km fully-fuelled was a major challenge. This morning I ran 10km (personal best distance) on an empty stomach and felt awesome.

Well, that's enough boasting. I've got a long way to go, as my sig says (it's there to keep me accountable!).
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Congratulations! Keep on getting healthier, hope to join you in the healthy BMI range one day (30 pounds away!).

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Old 10-04-2011, 10:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Awesome helveticat! Keep up the great work.

So tell me... why are you named after a typeface
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well done. Mary
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Great job!

I don't think I'll ever get in the healthy range.
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Congrats on the weight loss and BMI#!

Maybe you should take some pics now? I am so glad I have mine to look at when I need a boost!

I also run on an empty stomach.
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:22 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Awesome news, helveticat! Way to go. When was the last time you were in the healthy range? Do you know?

I'm just a few pounds away from reaching this goal myself. I think it's been about 10 years or more since I was a healthy weight.
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:11 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone for the encouragement! I love how supportive this forum is.

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When was the last time you were in the healthy range? Do you know?
Not exactly, but it would have been about 5 years ago I think. I'd really been on my patent "Henry VIII Diet" since then, though...

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So tell me... why are you named after a typeface
LOL, nothing significant I'm afraid... I think one time I had to come up with a username and just went for whatever was in front of me, and I've used it ever since :-)

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Maybe you should take some pics now? I am so glad I have mine to look at when I need a boost!
Mayyybe... got to overcome a long-stranding aversion to the camera ... but you're probably right, if only for reference.

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I don't think I'll ever get in the healthy range.
Ha ha... yeah, I guess you've reached a point where it's not exactly a useful number... hopefully I'll join you there one day
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:03 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Hey helveticat,
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:48 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Great job! I'm inspired!
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