Super major weight milestone: normal BMI

For the first time in my adult life I reached a normal BMI this morning. At 75.4 kg (166 lb) my BMI is now 24.9, which means I’m no longer overweight. At least by American BMI standards.

I’ve lost a total of 53.6 kg = 118 lb now.

This was all done with whole food plant based eating – lots of veggies, carbs (particularly potatoes), fruits, no added fats, whole foods, basically vegan, concentrating on lower calorie density foods, logging calories, and doing some more walking. Plus getting a new puppy and stress from, well, everything these days, probably played a factor.

All my blood values (blood sugar, cholesterol, etc.) and blood pressure are normal.

Here I am today at the supermarket.

My stomach still sticks out though, so I think I will keep eating what I am now and lose maybe another 10 kg over time. No rush. I don’t really feel like I’m on a diet. There is no feeling of deprivation. I like what I’m eating.

An afternoon at… the park?

In retrospect, I’m not so sure this was a great idea

My neighbor, who has a sister of Pao, was getting into her car as I was coming back from a walk with Pao. She said, “Let’s go to the Arakawa Sports Field.” It’s on the river bank.

I asked how far away it was and she said 2 km, and very spacious and empty.

It seemed safe enough, so Pao and I got into the car and went over.
It seemed to be the very essence of social distancing. I don’t think any two small groups of people were within 100 yards of anybody else. But there were families playing ball, some runners, and other people around by the river.

Pao enjoyed the car ride, but he wasn’t used to all the stimuli. When we got back and got out of the car he threw up what appeared to be his lunch and snacks. He’s quietly resting now. I think it was a bit too much for him. And it didn’t exactly follow the Tokyo Governor’s advice to stay home this weekend.

There was no contact with other people though. And the river looked nice. But Pao is subdued at the moment. He loved having the open space to run around in at the length of his 5 m leash though.

I’ll post some more pictures later.

A new milestone – in the 160s!

Sorry for a new milestone report so soon after my last one, but this is a major one for me. For the first time in my adult life I’m in the 160s! My weight this morning was 169.8 lb = exactly 77 kg.

I’ve lost a total of exactly 52 kg = 114.6 lb.

I’m technically just 1.6 kg = 3.5 lb from a “normal BMI.” Though my stomach still sticks out some. So I’ll probably need to lose more over time.

I’m eating whole food plant based (no intermittent fasting), and logging calories in and out in MyFitnessPal (streak day 2,865). My cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, triglycerides, and all blood tests are normal.

Milestone report – lost 40% of my weight!

I love milestone reports, and will use just about any excuse to post one. 🙂

Today (MyFitnessPal streak day 2,863) I’m down exactly 40% from my original weight.

I’ve lost 51.6 kg = 113.8 lb and now weigh 77.4 kg = 170.6 lb (so hopefully a new milestone report coming soon).

I’m technically just 2 kg = 4.4 lb from a “normal BMI.” Though my stomach still sticks out some. So I’ll probably need to lose more over time.

This is my lowest weight in my entire adult life. The weight loss rate is extremely slow, but time is passing anyway, and I’m not in a rush.

I’m eating whole food plant based, and logging calories in and out in MyFitnessPal.