The Greek crisis appears to be over, at least for another 3 years. China has stabilized as well.
music selection: “Living After Midnight” — Judas Priest
The Lizard King has devoured entirely too much prey. This has resulted in a BMI over 30, “obese”. Such a condition is no longer acceptable.
weigh in: 233.4#
Starting today, I’ll include a weigh in just after the day’s music selection. I’ve already made a great deal of progress, dropping from a high of 254 pounds to a mere 233. The goal is 175 pounds. It was around 180 when the doctor first insisted on blood pressure medicine. I feel confident that with my increased exercise and movement and a reduction in weight to a healthy BMI, the blood pressure medication can be discontinued.
The diet plan is simple and was constructed with help from my physician. There are no wacky food exclusions or juices or supplements. There is simply a very modest decrease in consumption. The target is to cut back 200 calories a day. Peer reviewed research published in the JAMA and The Lancet back up the hypothesis that this approach is the most effective, and longest lasting approach to permanent weight loss. I find that with this approach, plus a modest increase in the amount of movement I undertake (“exercise”) results in steady weight loss of about a pound a week.
At a pound a week, my goal is a little more than a year away. I hope to potentially accelerate this by taking up Jiu Jitsu again once I get back under 235 pounds (my knees would protest all the clamboring back up off the mat at my current weight.)
Now I’m accountable.
Devour your prey raptors!