Saturday, July 14, 2012

Saturday Weigh-In

Yep - I'm currently obese...

I'm not doing the 365 Gallon diet to lose weight. But since counting my gallons could affect my weight, I'll measure myself on Saturday mornings. I'll be using Wii Fit, which not only weighs me, but allows me to know my body mass index (BMI) without me having to do any math. Brilliant!

If you don't have a tool that automatically calculates your BMI, you can get the official NIH chart here. You could calculate your BMI by hand with these equations, courtesy of WikiHow:

Or you could simply plot where you are on this chart:

  • A BMI less than 18.5 is considered underweight
  • A BMI between 18.5 and 25 is considered normal
  • A BMI between 25 and 30 is considered overweight
  • A BMI between 30 and 40 is considered obese
  • And a BMI of 40 or higher is considered morbidly obese (the part of the chart beyond the last dashed curve)

    As long as we're saving the world by saving food water, we might as well save ourselves as well, by eating to achieve a normal weight.

    My problem has been eating too much. But if you're underweight with a normal metabolism, I suspect you'd find it hard to stay underweight if you force yourself to eat 365 gallons worth of water-wise food. Stay tuned, over the next week I'll explain how it's possible to know how much water you are consuming as food.
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