Road to a health bodyfat/bmi (redux)

This is one of my new years resolution: to relose my weight. I am as of the New Year, medically overweight.

Why is this journey going in as a blog entry? From what I read when you have accountablity you do a better job. As always, I like to have a record of my social media on my own site even though I am on My Fitness Pal.

Before I get started, here are some simple facts about obesity or being medically overweight: [AOBF2020]

  • The prevalence of obesity was 39.8% and affected about 93.3 million of US adults in 2015~2016

  • The prevalence of obesity was 39.8% and affected about 93.3 million of US adults in 2015~2016 Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer that are some of the leading causes of preventable, premature death.

  • The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the United States was $147 billion in 2008 US dollars; the medical cost for people who have obesity was $1,429 higher than those of normal weight.

As last time I tried my goal is to use percent bodyfat as my goal. Although I am looking for a 15% body fat, the range I am looking for is 15% to 17%. The numbers I plan to base it by my bodyfat on my Index scale and American Council on Excerse:

Description

Women

Men

Essential Fat

10-13%

2-5%

Athletes

14-20%

6-13%

Fitness

21-24%

14-17%

Acceptable

25-31%

18-24%

Obesity

>32%

>25%

I hope that I do not fall on my face like the last time: Healthy BMI Reboot.

2020 Weight Log

Monthly Average Weight in Pounds 2020 193193194194195195196196197197Dec19JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecMonthly Average Weight in Pounds 2020197.954812.6846153846153849.884615384615131Dec19193.964765.53717948717949343.04847345555424Jan192.0357118.38974358974359504.11538461538487Feb193.2065171.2423076923077406.356369796343Mar192.54224.0948717948718462.00753427951AprPounds

References

AOBF2020

"Adult Obesity Facts." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 27 Feb. 2020, www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html.

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