May 24, 2009

New BMI = 39.97

Filed under: health — origamifreak @ 6:31 pm
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Aha!  My BMI is now below 40.  This means I’m no longer technically morbidly obese!  I’m just Class II obese!


Of course, I had a Memorial Day BBQ with friends and ate far too much, and had gained 4.6 lbs by the time I got home…  So it’s Back to the Grindstone starting tomorrow.

I *did* kayak for an hour or so, though – so I did get some exercise…


May 23, 2009

I’ll feel a whole lot better

Filed under: music — origamifreak @ 4:11 pm

For my former WB.

The reason why, oh I can say
I have to let you go babe, and right away
After what you did, I can’t stay on
And I’ll probably feel a whole lot better
When you’re gone

Baby for a long time, you had me believe
That your love was all mine, and that’s the way it would be
But I didn’t know, that you were putting me on
And I’ll probably feel a whole lot better
When you’re gone

Now I’ve got to say, that it’s not like before
And I’m not gonna play, your games anymore
After what you did, I can’t stay on
And I’ll probably feel a whole lot better
When you’re gone

New BMI = 40.03

Filed under: health — origamifreak @ 9:20 am
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That makes 80 lbs gone.

Next milestone in 0.3 lbs, when I’ll officially be OUT of morbid obesity.  I can’t wait.

May 20, 2009

New BMI = 40.63

Filed under: health — origamifreak @ 6:42 am
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A BUNCH of milestones today:

  • I’ve now lost over 75 lbs
  • The 10’s place shows a new number on the scale
  • I’ve lost another 5% net in record time (30 days)

Next milestone in 3.8 lbs when I’ll have lost 80.

And THEN…  in 4.1 lbs, I will drop OUT of Morbidly Obese into just plain Class II Obesity.  When I hit that point I think I’ll celebrate by scheduling an appointment with my physician for another physical to see his jaw drop.

Go me!  🙂

May 17, 2009

Be your own superhero

Filed under: quizzes — origamifreak @ 11:28 am


Courtesy of Lisa on Facebook.

May 15, 2009

New BMI = 40.94

Aha!  Reached another milestone.  The BMI is now under 41!

Next milestone in 0.8 lbs, when I’ll have removed 75.  After that in 0.7 lbs I’ll see a number on the scale I haven’t seen in many many years.

And after THAT…  Well, coming up in a few milestones from now is a really really BIG milestone in this whole BMI-chasing project, because  (in 6.1 lbs from now), I will officially be OUT of the “morbid obesity”, “severe obesity”, and “class III obesity” categories, and in simply “class II obesity.”  Which is a big, big, big deal health-wise.

I can’t wait.

But one step at a time.  I’ll focus on getting the 0.8 off for now.

May 12, 2009

Toaster Oven Cusine

Filed under: food,health,technology — origamifreak @ 12:24 pm
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In my continuing search for interesting lunch items at work that are high in protein yet relatively low in salt and fat I have begun to stray from the familiar prepared frozen entrees into the territory of cooking from scratch.

In our building, while there is no sink or real kitchen, we do have a fridge, a microwave, and a toaster oven.  It is this last piece of equipment (donated by my colleague Joanne) that I have been finding most useful.

I love seafood, and fortunately a lot of it is high in protein and fairly low in salt and fat.  Two examples were in my lunches yesterday and today.

Yesterday it was a 3.4 oz tuna steak (132 cal, 1g fat, 29g protein).

Today it was 6 oz of frozen shrimp, thawed at room temp for a couple of hours  (168 cal, 2g fat, 36g protein).

In both cases the procedure is the same:

  1. Remove tray from oven.
  2. Preheat oven to 450-500 degrees (pretty much the max oven temp without switching over to broil).
  3. Cut off a piece of aluminum foil to cover the tray.
  4. Spray olive oil cooking spray on foil.
  5. Drop seafood onto oiled foil.
  6. Sprinkle salt-free lemon pepper seasoning over seafood.
  7. Bake for about 12-15 minutes.

These items are great on salads or by themselves.

Note: I had been buying the Wegmans ready-to-cook seafood items, but they are expensive and also usually contain salmon (which has a lot of fat) and at least two servings.  On Friday I had the misfortune of having selected the 6oz pesto-crusted salmon, which turned out to have 50 (that’s FIFTY) grams of fat in it…  It was 626 cal, 4 carbs, 50g fat, and 40g protein.  Yikes.  So I’m NOT doing that, anymore, no matter how tasty it was!  8-o

P.S.  It appears that I am not alone in appreciating the toaster oven.

New BMI = 41.6

Filed under: health — origamifreak @ 7:08 am
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New milestone today.  As of this morning I’ve officially removed 70 lbs.


Next milestone in 3.6 lbs when I get to change my SparkPeople icon.  The next one after that is in 0.3 lbs when my BMI drops below 41.

May 7, 2009

First day as a grand juror

Filed under: civil obligations — origamifreak @ 7:15 am

In an hour I have to be at the courthouse to start hearing cases.

In the meantime I will share with you the hokey movie we were shown to inspire us to show up and do our civic duty like good little doobies. It’s the second one on the page.

Also, here’s an interesting article that claims rather convincingly that grand juries have been co-opted by government to serve as rubber stamps for prosecutors.  Many countries and US states have abolished them entirely.

I have to say that it does seem a bit unbalanced that the DA gets to decide everything we hear, have access to, etc. and he also is our sole legal advice other than the judge, to whom we will have limited access.  In a county where the sheriff was recently removed and the DA himself has been accused of misusing authority.

May 5, 2009

Lowest recorded weight in TEN YEARS!

Filed under: health — origamifreak @ 12:31 pm
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Wow.  I just discovered something today.

I’m now comfortably wearing clothes I bought for my new job 10 years ago (I saved a few of my favorites – most of them went to Salvation Army a long time ago).

So I went back and looked up my old WW books to see what I weighed back then. With clothes on (but no shoes), the lowest recorded weight was 1.6 pounds more than I am now (with nothing on).

So it turns out that I am currently at my lowest recorded weight, in TEN YEARS! It’s amazing what a little (well, a lot) of maturing can do for a person’s dedication and discipline…

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