August 31, 2009

New BMI = 32.2

Filed under: health — origamifreak @ 5:36 am

I’ve now officially removed 130 lbs.  Next milestone in 1.3 when the BMI will drop below 32.  When it drops below 30 I’ll be “overweight” and not “obese” for the first time since the early 1990s.

P.S.  I won the weigh-in at work, again.

Overall % lost by each of us over the past 16 weeks:

ME 22.52%

Bill 5.74%

Tiffany 1.98%

Larry 1.43%

Rose -1.66%

I am beginning to suspect that I could have won some serious ca$h if I had ever managed to get myself onto the Biggest Loser TV show,  if I could have psychologically handled being cooped up with a bunch of other intense people under the scrutiny of cameras (which is actually pretty doubtful).

My BMI on May 11 when we started this was 42.3.  At that point I’d already lost 65.6 lbs, but even at a BMI of 42.3 I was bigger than Helen (41.5) and almost as big as Tara (43.4), who were the two female finalists in Season 7 (Helen won).

By week 16 Helen had lost 37.35% and Tara had lost 39.80% while living under TV scrutiny, working out for hours every day, etc. etc.  Only three people in season 7 lost a larger % of weight at home than I have, and they had from 17-19 weeks to do it.  (The person who had 17 weeks lost 23.22% total.  By next week I’ll probably be about there.)

In our case, here are the winners for all 16 weeks and the percentage lost that week:

18 May Larry & Bill (tie) 4.38%

25 May Bill 2.1%

1 June Rose 2.72%

8 June ME 2.85%

15 June Larry 1.79%

22 June ME 2.31%

29 June ME 0.49%

6 July ME 2.79%

13 July ME 2.45%

20 July Bill 0.76%

27 July ME 1.13%

3 Aug ME 2.45%

10 Aug Tiffany 2.2%

17 Aug No-one (we all gained)

24 Aug ME 2.52%

31 Aug ME 3.42%


  1. Your relatives will not even know you.
    My mother says she will not know you.
    Wow! Keep up the great work.

    Comment by jpm14 — August 31, 2009 @ 8:46 am | Reply

  2. I think it’s really great that you have friends at work that are doing this with you.

    Meanwhile, although I love the Biggest Loser, I personally feel that most of those folks will gain the pounds back. It’s not “real life” to work out 6 hours a day and become OCD about it. There is no way that Tara could do that without the competition aspect.
    What you are doing on your own at home in your real life, that is much more lasting. In my humble opinion.

    Comment by Shannon — September 1, 2009 @ 7:56 am | Reply

    • Yeah, the only problem is that Rose and Tiffany have decided they don’t want to continue to compete. So I convinced them to keep weighing every week without putting in $$.

      I agree that the losses we see in BL aren’t realistic for the rest of us and probably are hard for them to sustain when they hit real life. I’m just amazed that I’m losing amounts that are almost comparable – and I’m doing this while sitting on my butt in front of a computer 40 hours/week! LOL

      Comment by origamifreak — September 1, 2009 @ 8:06 am | Reply

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