March 16, 2009

New BMI = 44.73

A bunch of milestones today:

  1. I’ve lost 5% net since 8/19/07 (14.9% since I started)
  2. The BMI dropped below 45
  3. I’ve removed a total of 50 lbs since I started.


The next milestone will be in 0.34 pounds, when I will have removed exactly 15% of my total body weight.

This was a Good Way to start the week, even though my workout buddy flaked out yesterday and never called to cancel, or return my call asking if it was off. The result was that I missed a lifting session because I didn’t know what exercises we were supposed to do that day.  (This other person is in charge of that part.)

During a conversation about something else today I asked what happened, and got the response “Oh, I’m sorry – I wanted to do other things yesterday and left my phone at home so it wouldn’t disturb me.” The response did not sound sorry.

I refuse to let my fitness depend on someone who does not show up or communicate.  It was an appealing idea when it was suggested, but this arrangement is clearly not going to work.  So I went on Amazon and ordered two books to help me figure out on my own what to do and how to do it on the Bowflex.

(Can you tell I’m pissed off?  Thought so.)

P.S. These are the books:

P.P.S. Besides the books I ordered, there’s a nice website here with lots of suggestions.



  1. that’s so great. and it’s a good idea anyway to study this your way and your own comfort level.

    p.s. yes I do plan to take pictures of my latte mug…. soon. everytime I put hot tea in it, the mug makes a strange noise and I keep thinking it’s going to explode.

    Comment by Kathie — March 16, 2009 @ 10:11 pm | Reply

    • Thanks, Kathie. I can use all the moral support I can get.

      Perhaps you’d better take a picture of that mug sooner rather than later – in case it really does explode! 😮

      Comment by origamifreak — March 17, 2009 @ 5:40 am | Reply

  2. Wow, you have a lot to be proud of 🙂 I went through the same things with workout partners. I find it easier just working out on my own.

    Comment by Chris — March 17, 2009 @ 1:49 pm | Reply

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