Doing the numbers...
Sunday, July 08, 2012
First, what's on my mind is my TOE! I broke it two weeks ago and have been working on healing it with herbs, vitamins, acupuncture, etc. I thought it was getting better and then I made the mistake of mowing the lawn wearing a pair of muck boots. Well, those boots were not a good idea. I am worried that I may have jammed it out of place. Ugh. I'm working on getting the swelling down so I can see...
The broken toe is putting a BIG damper on my exercise routine. Walking on the hills right outside my door is my normal routine, and I haven't been able to do that, since you're supposed to stay off of it. I'm walking around (i.e., not on crutches) and that's already not so good.
So: Even though Spark is giving me congratultions for my fitness routine, frankly, it's at a low level: crawling around weeding the garden, playing music (yes, apparently it counts), plus -- I've done a bit of bike riding. But since I live on dirt roads and hills (and I'm not so fit as to be able to tackle them on a bike) I throw my bike in the car and go to the old railroad bed. It's fine...but it takes TIME. Likewise for swimming -- takes time to get in the car and go somewhere.
Okay: Nothing for it but to do SOMETHING. Today, it's going to be a lot of housecleaning...and maybe a bike ride later in the day.
In the meantime: My weight wasn't budging and now it has. I think I was doing a bit of de=toxing with my high fruits and veggie diet and it finally showed up.
I ran some numbers today, just for fun, because I am so close to my healthy BMI.
BMI: 25. That's overweight, but I need to lose only one pound to be in healthy BMI.
Body fat ratio: 25.1, which is "acceptable." However, fitness is from 21-24.
Hip-Waist ratio -- .71, which is healthy.
And finally -- interestingly -- this page also calculates my BMR and they say it is 1443 calories per day. Spark says it is in the 1700 range.
If you want to do your own calculations, here's the page: http://www.bmi-calculator.net/ Once you fill in your height and weight and get a BMI, you'll see the options for the other calculations.