Weekly Quote - Plus BMI, BMR, & IBW

Good Morning,

First order of business is - I am happy to report 460 + visitors in the first week!  Mostly all from the US but some checked in from Brazil, Germany, Pakistan and more. I am impressed - How About You?

Secondly, our quote of the week.  The whole focus of Got Fat? is about motivation and sharing what works for you. Everyone is different, however, we need to share our ideas so we are left with a plethora of choices to experiment with.  By having an overabundance of choices we will have NO EXCUSE to stay motivated and try different things until something works - and something WILL work. So let's start off the week with a clear mind and positive focus.  I thought all would enjoy this quote - "I'll put you through hell, but at the end of it all we'll be champions" by Bear Bryant.  This is an awesome quote to stay motivated while exercising. 

Finally, for the big reveal.... I utilized the BMI tool on the site.  When I began my weight loss journey my BMI (Body Mass Index) was 30+.  30+ is obese.  It didn't look good on me so I had to do something about it.  I started walking even if it was for only 30 minutes three times per week.  Since then I monitor my portions.  Today, I am happy to report my BMI is 27.1 - still considered overweight but it is much healthier then it was and I am only 2 points away from being at a healthy weight. It's not about being skinny, its about being healthy.  The BMI scale is a classification scale that physicians utilize to monitor patients weight.   Please see the reference article attached from the AHA for more information on BMI. An unhealthy BMI can lead to diabetes, stroke or heart disease.  As for my IDW (Ideal Body Weight) I have about 35 pounds to go.  How will I do it?  By leading a 'healthy' lifestyle.  By remaining physically active for at least 30 minutes per day.  By motivation. And, finally by monitoring my BMR (Basic Metabolic Rate) through caloric intake or giving your body enough calories.  Never starve yourself.  According to the tool, in order to lose more weight I have to consume approximately 1,600 calories per day to lose fat.   I CAN AND WILL DO IT - JOIN ME!   

Try the tool and let me know how it goes!

Tip of the Day:  There is no excuse not to exercise.  Exercise with a friend, family member or co-worker. You DEPEND on them while they depend on you - Don't let one another down. 

Enjoy your Friday!

Determined D xoxo

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References:  http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3031003

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