Wake up call today. I had the calipers on my body, I figured I was around 15%, I was actually at 18%. The salesman's computer program generated that I was still within acceptable range for my age, height, weight and fat index. He even congratulated me and said I was in pretty good shape. That compared to my co-workers - most of which are NOT in good shape. I was surprised to find out my manager is at 32% fat. You definitely could not tell that by looking at him.
Anyway, I am hardly satisfied. I would be happy around 12% body fat, maybe 10%. That would take a lot of work and a lot of workouts with weights to get back down to that, but I think I am up for the challenge. Goodbye to red meat, well I don't eat that much of it anyway. I'm at approximately 1,000 calories for the day and I don't expect to eat again. It's only a 4-month contest and so, a person that really wants to win is going to have to go all out.
Or is he? People are still seen dining on donuts and pizza at the main branch. I eat neither. I go to the main branch quite frequently and will not touch those donuts, as tantalizing as they look. For a contest, you would think they might think about doing something else besides donuts and having pizza. The point isn't REALLY about who wins and lose, it's about trying to motivate people to get healthy. People that are in the 30% body fat range are not particularly healthy and there are plenty of those at work.
I don't drink soda; I have an occasional glass of tea. I drink milk, but only the zero-fat/skim stuff. I drink a LOT of water. I gave up Powerade/Gatorage a long time ago - exception is if I have drank so much water, it isn't doing anything for me because electrolyte levels are too low. I drink coffee, but I do not use sugar and I mostly only use low or no fat creamer.
Even with all of that, the food you eat can still pack on the pounds. Red meat is going to be hacked off the list of edibles. In fact, my plan is to pretty much eat only the Weight Watchers frozen dinners. That in and of itself will cause some fat loss, perhaps, but the real ticket, at least for me, is to build muscle. Free-weights galore.
Enough. This all got ramped up today after finally getting my BMI checked. Ohhhhh!! I forgot: I MUST get an MP3 player!! I now have enough music selected that I can do a 10 hour work out, lol, if I wanted to and not hear the same song twice!! I won't be doing 10 hour workouts, bank on that! lol
I am guessing my taxes are ready to be done. I did not go to the DMV today because - I started early at work; busted @$$ all day long without a break and the combination of heat and humidity are just killers. I wanted to do nothing but come home and sit in the AC - currently exercising that right and fully enjoying it.
In fact, besides a LOT of physical exertion in high heat and semi-high humidity, I got nothing else done today.
I don't care, either.
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