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Sunday, February 16, 2014

At the end of summer I posted a low weight of 152.5, but I've been around 160 for a couple of months now, which is closer than I'd like to be to the overweight line. So I've been talking about getting back in weight loss mode for several weeks.

There's a biggest loser contest on at the college starting next week. I first looked at it because my teacher is offering extra credit, but I don't really need more extra credit (I think there's a limit that I'm already set for). But it got me thinking.

Initially I thought that if I lost 2 pounds a week for the 9 weeks of the contest, I'd be around a BMI of 22. But my husband thought that sounded unreasonable, and 2 pounds a week would probably involve me being hungrier on a daily basis than I'm interested in being. So I'm just going to shoot for a final weight of 150 lbs. That's a BMI of about 23. I don't think I'm particularly likely to win, but who knows. Maybe I'll be like the tortise. And I may get a chance to promote the DASH Diet, the NWCR and Sparkpeople.

My exercise streak is going well. I signed up to do 5 days a week for 12 weeks. I don't know how many weeks it's been, but I am turning back into a daily exerciser.
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