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# Figures for my Figure -or- Good Measure Aftermath

### Monday, February 21, 2011

I once read somewhere that in order to maintain a certain weight you multiply that number by 14 and you come up with a figure representing your caloric requirements. Say for example you weighed 100 pounds.You would simply multiply 100 by 14 and get 1400 calories. This number will sustain you at that weight. It serves then that if I divide a caloric figure I can live with by 14 it will give me the weight such a routine would produce. Take this equation and add persistance and the total surmounts to this: if I eat the number of calories it would take to sustain a certain weight I'll eventually reach that predetermined weight.

If my calculations are correct I'll weigh 142lbs with a 2000 calorie a day diet. This caloric adjustment will prevent binges and foster consistancy. And what's even better is now I can budget in healthy lifestyle choices like walnuts and almonds that I couldn't "afford" before.

I also heard somewhere that a habitual 200 hundred calories per day over the course of 365 days would equate to a ten pound difference at the end of that year. Keeping that in mind, if I burn 200 calories a day for 365 days I'll be ten pounds lighter by the end of the year.

Steady and consistant progress is all I need make to make my dreams come true. I took my white board and created a 13 x 28 block grid with an extra block in the bottom left hand corner. That's 365 squares. Instead of using daily dates I'm using a count up method. I'm on day 13! Only 352 more to go!

So here's my final summation: over the period of a year, after only 365 days, I'll reach my goal weight of 132lbs ! They say something becomes a habit after four months of repetition. Well I'm going to triple that just for good measure.