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5% of me is gone

5% of me may not be all that much, but it's a nice thing to think about and focus on.

This is half of what I had decided I wanted to lose for the wedding, and roughly a third of what I want to lose overall. And my BMI is smack in the middle of 'overweight' - 27.5. My body fat percentage is 35%, though, and if I were to lose another 5% of me that's fat my BMI would still read as 'overweight,' but I would be considered healthy by fat% standards, so I'm going to focus on that now. Also, if you were to use waist to hip ratio as a measure of health, mine is 0.75, which puts me right on the line between 'good' and 'excellent!' And according to this article (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9260091/Forget-BMI-just-measure-your-waist-and-height-say-scientists.html) another good way of measuring health is to ensure that your waist measurement is less than half your height, and with a height of 165cm and waist of 81cm, I really shouldn't be feeling too bad about my weight. Yes, I can definitely be healthier by losing another 5-10% body fat, but there's less of a feeling of urgency.

There are so many better ways to measure success and health than weight and BMI.

This is also a weight I've not been since.. well, probably since I was about 15 years old? Maybe 16? This is another great thing to focus on.

I've been fairly good about my exercise this week, though it's been mostly bodybalance and walking. I have NOT yet tried strength & flex yet, nor have I tried C25K, but looking at the weather forecast, I am now committing myself to doing the first session on Monday, and I'll do it at least 3 times next week.

I'm not sure how I feel about strength & flex, though, as I had a brief listen, and I think I'd rather do it at home... Ah, well, perhaps bodybalance has enough body weight strength exercise in it to do me good. It certainly does make my muscles hurt the next couple days!

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Well done eechristmas! By the way, you can do Strength and Flex indoors too.


Well done you! Its a great feeling isnt it! :)


Well done :-)


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