Saturday, January 31, 2009

1.5 Update (month 1/week 5)

Ok, Like I said, I will be posting weekly and monthly updates tracking my gym activity. This first one will actually be a little over a week but since we started going late last week, it is not worth making an additional post for that.

Anyway, like I mentioned the fitlinxx system that the YMCA uses is accessible online and provides updates and all kinds of charts.

What this shows is how many visits, how much combined weight, calories, and how much cardio time I recorded.
I think that one thing that would help my add up the calories (apples as displayed) and hopefully loose some weight would be to do some more walking/jogging.
Looking at my wife's results it shows that since she has done almost entirely cardio, she has almost met up with my calories after only 2 (?) recorded visits.
Well this should do for now. If nothing else, I will add a similar update in a week.
Wish me luck.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ok so here I am in a situation that I have been trying to avoid for as long as I can remember. See, the majority of my family is overweight, and I have always been the odd man out by not fitting into that category.

Since I got out of the Navy in 04, I have put on about 40lbs. and I am not real happy about it. Because my wife is working on loosing some weight also, this is the perfect time for me to start once again and try to loose weight, or at least change from fat to muscle.

This blog is being set up as a way to trace what is going on. I will be adding my weekly activity from the "Y", and monthly pictures to track my progress. Hopefully by doing this I will keep myself motivated to continue working on it.

My starting weight is 208 and at 5'10" , according to "" (the first result on google for bmi formula) that puts me at BMI of 29.8. Here is what they say about it:

25 - 29.9 Overweight

Assuming you do not have extra muscle mass or a large skeletal frame your
weight falls into the overweight range. This means you have a slightly increased
risk for health problems like heart disease, diabetes and hypertension. For
example, your level of risk is similar to that of an individual with a serum
cholesterol level of 200. The good news is that through healthy eating and
regular physical activity, you can reduce both your weight and disease risks.
And to maintain your success, focus on consistent, small changes that you can
build into your lifestyle.

I guess that will finish it up for now. Like I said I will be posting at least once per week with gym recaps.