The trials and tribulations of a life of leisure...


Thursday, June 14, 2007

Diet - End of Week 2

I have stuck to my diet despite the unseasonable weather and being away at the weekend.

Edinburgh was the first major test of my commitment. The meals are 'canteen' style, so there was a good choice of food available. I had a salad and baked potato for dinner and spurned the gateau and cream in favour of a fresh fruit salad. On Sunday morning I ignored the cooked breakfast, and had a bowl of muesli. At lunchtime I had another bowl of fresh fruit salad.

We need to go food shopping weekly as fresh fruit will not survive a fortnight. On Monday we were much more organised than normal, and had made a list before we set out. No cakes, biscuits, crisps. Lots of fruit - now we are getting into summer there is a much better variety available - strawberries, plums, grapes, nectarines, bananas, apples and pears. Low fat yoghurt and frozen smoothies. Smoked mackerel, skinless chicken fillets, eggs...

Last week I decided to check out body mass index. I found this site that I liked: bmi

The medical recommendation for 'healthy' is between 19 and 25.
The Metropolitan Life tables suggest a weight between 114-127 pounds - I assume I am a small frame as I have, contrary to some people's perception, a small head :)
The 'people's choice ideal weight' for my height, age and sex is 121 pounds...

The good news was that I was within the healthy range, although near the top end (23.2, 19th percentile). 81% of Americans (!) my age band/height/sex are heavier. Now why should that surprise me...

Paul was not in the healthy range - he won't tell me his weight but admitted to being 2 stone into the unhealthy band...

End of week 2 results:
Lost 2lb, total loss 6lb. BMI = 22.9; 17th perecentile

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

No problem.
I to the hills will lift mine eyes when you reach 8.643 st.Henceforth thy going out and in Regards C.

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