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    VTRICIA   48,008
40,000-49,999 SparkPoints

BMI 24.0

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

According to the Asian Americans Diabetes Initiative, I'm still overweight, but whatevs. They find that for Asians, increased risk of degenerative disease starts at a lower BMI. Though... I wonder how much that is a function of lower average height of Asians. Average height for women in China is like 5'2" (I'm over 5 inches taller). I've always thought I didn't really have an Asian build because my hips are relatively wide, but I'll keep an open mind about it.

What caused me to look at my BMI this morning was the scale tipping below 156 for the first time. I'm 10 pounds below my 2012 goal. It's over 20 pounds below May 2002 (when I quit Body for Life) . That's just hard to wrap my head around. And that's just the thing. Weight isn't real. What's real is I can see my biceps when I comb my hair.

So yeah, just keep on at 2,000 calories a day, try and put that together out of as high quality nutrition as possible and keep being awesome. If I can figure out what day of the week it is, I know what to do to work out.
Monday: Pushups and modified pullups (upper body)
Tuesday: 7,000 steps
Wednesday: Upper body plus calves, quads, glutes and abs (Lower body)
Thursday: 7,000 steps
Friday: Upper body
Saturday: Lower body
And about 5,000 steps any day that I have strength training.

I have two barbecues today, and after last Thursday's potluck I hope I'll stay on track this time. I fell into "try a bit of everything" mentality then.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MLH148 6/26/2013 7:07AM

    Awesome achievement! Bmi is so flawed- biceps are much more "real"

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LRSILVER 6/26/2013 6:59AM

    What a great achievement!

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POPSY190 6/25/2013 8:52PM

    I like your organisation and attitude!

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AJDOVER1 6/25/2013 7:17PM

    Yup, keep being awesome! emoticon

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JUMPINJULIE 6/25/2013 7:15PM

    I'm so happy for you. You are doing awesome.

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KENWANNE2013 6/25/2013 5:19PM

  emoticon emoticon cingrats

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HAKAPES 6/25/2013 2:44PM

I especially like the being awesome part!

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NILLAPEPSI 6/25/2013 2:30PM

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NEEDBU66 6/25/2013 2:28PM

    Potlucks are the kiss of death, right along side Chinese buffets. May the Spark be with You. emoticon

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PRETTYPITHY 6/25/2013 12:44PM

    Congrats! I've also heard that the opposite is true for African-Americans: adverse consequences set in at higher BMI's. But those are all averages, nearly meaningless for us as individuals. If you're ripped with killer biceps, sounds like you're doing really well, regardless of your ethnicity! emoticon

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