Start: 189 (June 2001)
Low: 155 (Aug 2003)
Current BMI=26.8; My Realistic BMI Goal=22.8
I'm always happy to answer any questions, sometimes it takes me forever to answer, but . . . anyway.
I'm at the same weight for this week's weigh-in--imagine that:-) However, my measurements are down except for Waist (+1/8), Bust (+.5), and Abdomen (+.75). The others are Calf (-1/8), Arm (-.25), Leg (-3/8), Wrist (-1/16), and Hip (-3/8).
For exercise the last few days:
Sat 9.27: Jog 30 min
Sun 9.28: Jog 25 min (checked mileage, was 2.2 mi)
Mon 9.29: Jog 35 min
I really ate just whatever I wanted this week--I didn't reach or exceed 3000 calories on any day--that's a good thing:-) I didn't eat tons of junk, but I could be a little more disciplined. Actually a lot more. Not deprived, deprivation doesn't work for me. Better choices should work, but after all we have to actually make better choices--a struggle, but well worth it!
Here are some links you may be interested in: Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI)
Health Central Cool Tools Home Body Fat Test: I used to get my body fat measured when I had a gym membership--but this is something to measure your progress on your own. Something to "go by."
In response to LaFemme_Loca's question about fiber, here are some quotes from back in my diary when others have asked me about it, maybe it will help someone else:
"Do not ask me where all the fiber came from. I had my usual bran, a few carrots and a couple of bananas. Bananas don't have a ton of fiber, but 15 baby carrots (according to FitDay) have 4.5 g fiber. Also 1 svg Jell-O FF Pudding has 1.8 g fiber, hmmmm . . ."
"Kyrin asked about how I get so much fiber into my diet. My carb intake is consistently around 45-50% of my total calories. So within that I generally try to eat high fiber crackers, cereal, and bread. I don't eat an awful lot of pasta, but there are some good-tasting (in my opinion) whole wheat pastas out there. I tend to overeat pasta, so I don't choose it very often. Also doing half brown rice and half white rice is a good way to get more fiber. Again I don't eat an awful lot of rice. It's usually for a dinner with others, I wouldn't fix it just for me.
A sample of fiber content of some things:
1 Boca Burger (Flame Grilled)--4 g fiber, 4 g fat
1 Boca Burger Original--4 g fiber, 1 g fat;
1 svg (7 crackers) Reduced Fat Triscuit, 4 g fiber, 3 g fat;
Shredded Wheat 'n Bran (18 pieces), 2.5 g fiber--when I first started including this in my diet, it was as a substitute for melba toast in the diet I was originally doing--couldn't find it, so I modified it by using
this--6 pieces per meal. I don't really do this most days--if I did I'd probably weigh much less by now. The truth is it's filling, but boring as a food.
Apple (7.5 oz), 5.3 g fiber
Kiwi fruit, 2.5 g fiber
Popcorn (6 c popped), about 5 g fiber
Brown Rice (one-half cup), about 2 g fiber
Miller's Bran (one-third cup), 9 g fiber--my "magic fiber bullet" hahaha! There are some good hi-fiber cereals that compete with this, Kashi Good Friends for one.
Uncle Sam Cereal, 10 g fiber/1 cup
That about covers it for a few higher fiber things. Thanks for asking, I hope it helps others too."
2814 cal * 118g fat * 37g fiber * 45 oz water * 20 cal deficit
2859 cal * 132g fat * 37g fiber * 70 oz water * -57 cal deficit
2714 cal * 110g fat * 46g fiber * 45 oz water * 138 cal deficit