Never finished, but throwing the partially thought-through info. out there anyway. Full disclosure, right?
Doesn’t have quite the same cadence as the Wizard of Oz chant, does it? Oh, well – it was worth a shot!
Well, I’ve procrastinated long enough. Here’s what I learned. I am overweight (Yes, a real shocker). I am not, however as overweight as I originally thought. It seems that my goal of losing 70 lbs. is a bit unrealistic, and could actually be unhealthy.
I met with a Nutritionist/Dietitian named Rosemary for the first 1.5 hours, and with Dr. G for the last 30 min. Rosemary reviewed the basics for me, and took my initial measurements. I stood on a scale called “TANITA,” which is actually a machine that sends an electrical current through the body – in one foot and out the other. It’s purpose is to provide a more detailed analysis of the body makeup – beyond the simple 222 lb. total. TANITA told me the most important statistic – % Body Fat, among other things. Now, I was prepared for it to be high – and high it was. 41.5%, to be exact. According to TANITA & Dr. G, a healthy weight would bring me to approximately 30% – which, at my current body makeup, is about 183 lb. Now, I realize you don’t know my complete weight gain/loss history, but 183 is what I weighed exactly 16 months ago – smack dab in the middle (or so I thought) of my last weight-loss attempt, and the time of my wedding/honeymoon. I was definitely more fit then, but I felt that I had quite a ways to go. That’s right about when I started gaining weight again, as well.