"I guess I have a lot of problems, so many that I don't have time to go into them all in detail. Suffice it to say I'm anal, obsessive, vain, quick to temper, overly introspective, lazy, judgmental, insecure, and self-righteous. Probably the most annoying thing about me is that I'm hugely opinionated. But I kind of make up for that by always being right."

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Day 80: The Ideal Weight

I saw my nutritionist yesterday, and the news was not good. In the last three weeks I've only lost one pound. On the plus side, though, my body fat has fallen to 21 percent, dipping into the "acceptable" category for the first time in recent memory. Supposedly, through working with my trainer, I've replaced some fat with muscle, which apparently weighs more. Sounds like a bunch of crap to me, but rather than feel like I'm doing all of this for nothing I'm buying it.

So I've gone from 265 pounds to 234 in just over three months. By the way, here's a little formula for figuring out your "ideal weight:"

Start with 108 pounds. Add six pounds for every inch in height you are over five feet. If you're small boned subtract 10 percent of that number. If you're large boned add ten percent. If you're never boned contact me.

I'm six feet two-and-a-half inches tall, so I'd multiply 14.5 (the number of inches in height I am over five feet) by six, then add that number (87) to 108 -- 87 + 108 = 195. Because I'm big-boned I'd then increase that number by ten percent -- 195 + 19.5 = 214.5 pounds. That's my ideal weight. Which means I have about 20 more pounds to lose. Which sounds doable, especially since my stated goal at the beginning of the project was 205 pounds.

I just wish somebody would come up with a formula for calculating a person's ideal happiness.