Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I'm a big loser!!!

There's a weight loss competition at my gym and first place is 500 buck so my wife and I figured we might as well give it a shot.

The contest is 6 weeks in length with weigh ins every Monday night and the person who loses the highest percentage of weight wins.

I spent all day yesterday preparing for the weigh in by drinking plenty of water, eating salty foods, and topping it all off with a 1.5 lb steak and giant baked potato. Bloated and ready to pop I stepped onto the scale and weighed in at a robust 179.4 lbs.

They also measured my body fat percentage using this nifty little device.

You use it by holding it in both hands and it sends a small electrical signal through your body and calculates your body fat based on the resistance. It figured my body fat percentage to be 22.3%. The trainer at the gym who was performing the measurements then informed me that my BMI was 30 which means that I'm obese!!!

To be honest, I'm skeptical about that body fat percentage and I've always thought the BMI is a crock of shit. Maybe I'm just in denial.

Anyway, I already exercise everyday but I'm going to step it up even more. More importantly I'm going to start counting calories and cleaning up my diet. I'll post updates every week and hopefully by the end of this whole experience I'll be 500 dollars richer and at a more optimal running weight.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Good luck with your contest. I personally have about 25 or so more lbs to lose, but I know that BMI is also very important. You can be skinny looking, but also FAT> lol.