Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Reason In A Nut Shell

The reason in a nut shell, that I  chose right now to start losing weight, is simple. Yes, there have been many warning signs, letting me know that I was heading my body down the path of unforgivable, unfixable destruction. But the main reason I did, was I decided to check my BMR, or Basal Metabolic Rate. At my starting weight of 323 pounds, I needed approximately 3000 calories to maintain my weight. As we all know, 3500 calories equals 1 pound of fat.

This means, that even though my body might have been burning up to a pound of fat a day, I was eating well over a pound of fat worth of calories a day. And I was doing it without realizing, without caring, and without stopping. This has been my behavior for basically the last year. How could I possibly be surprised that I've gained at least 30 pounds in the last 12 months, let alone 15 in the last 6?

Its time for it to stop. First, I fix the mindless eating thing. Maybe work some more purposeful exercise in. Once I feel like I've got the hang of that, I'll start focusing on calorie counting, and all that other stuff.

But right now, its about getting my mind right. Understanding my food choices, and starting to make better ones.


Happy Fun Pants said... [Reply to comment]

A-the frick-MEN!

Seriously, that is EXACTLY the kind of plan that I have - to fix the mindless eating first, work in purposeful eating in and then see how my body feels.

I loved your comment on my blog - it's exactly what I've been wanting to say, but apparently couldn't spit it out.

Happy Fun Pants said... [Reply to comment]

Also, have you thought about not having to force your readers to go to your page to read your posts? I love them, but the bright pink with silverware is kind of a dead giveaway that I'm not exactly on task at work.

If you don't know what I'm talking about, I subscribe via Google Reader...and under your name it only posts the first few lines and then forces me to click on the header to see your whole post...

It's totally up to you, just wondering...

Lily Fluffbottom said... [Reply to comment]

All right @HappyFunPants, you should be able to view the entries in their entirety now. I'm still new at this... I don't always know what affects what for whom. (and my boss is on non related work sites almost as much as I am, so I forget sometimes that people don't have the same kind of sweet job I do. :p)

I'm glad you're enjoying my blog. I'm definitely enjoying yours!

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