June 5, 2009

New BMI = 38.87

Filed under: health,sports — origamifreak @ 6:19 am

Two milestones today (that’s 5 milestones in the past 4 days).

  1. My BMI is under 39
  2. My weight is under 250 for the first time ever.  Yes, you got that right.  I’m going to post the actual numbers here from now on.

Next milestone in 1.5 lbs when I’ll have removed another 5% net.  My last projection of when that would happen was for 6/24.  I believe I am ahead of even that schedule.  😮

Spinning was good last night.  Every time I go I’m better able to keep up.  Tonight I have a workout with the trainer at the Y.

Next swimming goal is to get 20 laps in before water aerobics.  That will be a kilometer.  (20 laps of 50 m each)

If I’d realized I only had to do 4 more laps to get there, I probably would have gone for it on Thursday.  But, while the pool is metric, the notice on the bulletin board is in imperial (“32 laps = 1 mile”).  Maybe it’s a good thing, since my shoulders are still a bit sore.

When I was in nearly peak physical condition in my 20s I used to swim a km 3x/week during lunch.  It took 40 minutes and I used to have to alternate between crawl, backstroke, and breaststroke and kicking in order to rest.  Recently I’ve just been alternating between crawl and backstroke and haven’t required rest laps.  My goggles haven’t arrived yet, but the lifeguards let me borrow some from the lost and found while I’m there, which is very convenient.  I don’t enjoy having chlorine eyes.  Never have.  So far no problem with swimmer’s ear, either, which is kind-of amazing.

The other thing I might want to try learning (again) is flip turns.  I never really got the hang of them, but I need to learn, I think.  Maybe next time I visit Rose she’ll teach me?

Laps  Distance

16      half mile (done!)

20     kilometer (next!)

24     three quarter mile (will have to work on my speed)

32     mile (ditto by a lot)

40    2 kilometers (ditto by a lot lot!)



  1. Go you!

    Comment by jpm14 — June 6, 2009 @ 5:51 pm | Reply

  2. Ah that’s so great! You must feel like you got so much more energy. All those muscle memories were probably rushing back with a vengence.

    Comment by Kathie — June 9, 2009 @ 6:15 pm | Reply

    • Perhaps… Although they would have to have a really GOOD memory, because it was over 20 years ago! 😮

      Comment by origamifreak — June 10, 2009 @ 9:18 am | Reply

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