Reached a milestone: BMI<25

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Old 10-04-2011, 07:17 PM
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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
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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
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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
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Well done. Mary
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:54 PM
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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
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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
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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
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Thanks everyone for the encouragement! I love how supportive this forum is.

Originally Posted by VitoVino View Post
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...

Originally Posted by runbikeSki View Post
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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Hey helveticat,
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:48 AM
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Great job! I'm inspired!
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