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I'm Bobby, a single male from San Francisco, CA and I have been struggling with my weight for about 15 years now. Now that I am over 50, I realize that getting healthy and staying healthy is more important than ever. How can one really enjoy life without good health, right? I quit smoking in Sept of 2008 after over 30 years of that poison and feel much better for it.
Based on what I've read on this community website, I am optimistic that I can achieve my goals of shedding fat, building muscle and transition to a healthier lifestyle within a reasonable amount of time, getting the much needed support through the addition of new friends, insight, feedback and inspiration from folks across my spark teams.
I joined up in January of 2009 and had some moderate success, doing very well in the 3rd and 4th quarter. Went on a three week vacation in December and picked up some weight again. Holidays have been very tough for me this year. Too many parties, too much food.
So now... 2010. New year, new decade. My goals are set and obtainable. Now it is time to execute. I stopped drinking wine with my meals, architect-ed a sound strength training program with cardio intervals on alternate days. Do stretching and Yoga once a week and changed my nutrition plan based on what I've learned from reading BFFM - "Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle".
2010 S.M.A.R.T Goals
(Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic & Timely), related to my general health
1) Lose 80 lbs. by 09/01/2010 through a healthier lifestyle regulating a practical diet & exercise
2) Lower my blood pressure and get off medication (by-product of getting to goal weight, eating better and exercising)
3) Build strength, endurance, flexibility, balance and greater agility
4) Eliminate my need to use a CPAP (breathing machine) for sleep apnea
5) Meditate at least 5 minutes a day in the morning to clear my mind prepare for the day
6) Transition from a weight loss diet to a long-term healthy food plan.
7) Participate more in forums and Spark Teams.
Cut sweets and other junk food, eating more fruit, vegetables and whole grain (non-processed) foods. Using the site tools to set daily/weekly targets for calories, carbs, fats, etc and following those recommendations. My goal is to lose between 1-2 lbs per week.
Begin - 1/3/2010
1) Strength and muscle mass
2) Lose fat
Hybrid program utilizing basic barbell training as the base and rotating (HIIT Only) Beachbody workout DVD programs: P90X, P90X Plus, Insanity, One On One with Tony Horton.
- Lost 18 pounds
- 2159 Exercise Mins
- 27,299 Cals Burned
- Lost 7 pounds
- 1323 Exercise Mins
- 13,970 Cals Burned
- Lost 5 pounds
- Body Fat 30% - Baseline
- Gained 6 pounds
- Body Fat 28%
- Lost 5 pounds
- 1617 Exercise Mins
- 17,343 Cals Burned
Target HR Zone
50–85 % = 85–145 beats per minute
100 % = 170 beats per minute
Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) = 2147.25
Harris Benedict daily Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.8 = 3865
SP recommended calorie range = 1900-2250
Average calories burned through exercise (6 days a week) = 600
Target calorie daily target to lose weight as of 1/3/2010 = 1900
Starting BMI = 39.7
Target BMI = 25.5
Target % of Body Fat - 9%
| Pounds lost: 37.0