The Results. I had a good week with only one Free Day (Sunday) and hit a new low.
|Δ from start||-34.5||-6.0||-22.0|
|Δ from Last||-5.2||-1.0||-3.2|
|Week 26-2: 120623||194.0||23.7||45.9|
|Week 25-2: 120616||199.2||24.7||49.1|
|Week 0: 110101||228.5||29.7||67.9|
This is my lowest weight since the late-80s. Yeah. I expect next week will not be as good. Boo. We shall see.
Reevaluating my Goals. My longtime weight goal has been 185 pounds because:
- it’s what I weighed in high school
- it puts me in the upper end of the normal BMI category
- it’s toward the upper end of what most height/weight charts suggest*
Why the upper end of the suggested ranges? Because I have a medium-to-large frame on which to hang that weight** so it seemed silly to try for lower.
Unfortunately, despite being nearer to my goal than I have been in decades, I’m still well over 20% BF. Worse, the most prominent remaining fat store is, of course, my belly.
Put together, it makes me think 185 is not low enough: that I’d have to go much lower before my stomach is even close to flat and I “look good naked.”†
I took me 34.5 pounds lost to drop my BF% by 6 points. Since I need to lose another 6.7 percent to reach what most charts consider “fit” (<17%), does that mean I’d need to lose another 35 pounds to hit that goal? That I’m should be shooting for 1-freaking-60?‡
Food Tracking. My nutrition totals for the past week:
|Avg (last wk)