Have you checked your BMI (body mass index) lately? Now I know I have a few scrawny blog buddies out there but a lot of us struggle with weight, especially the older we get. I just don't move as much as I use to.
If you want a jolt, you can check your BMI here. Now I think we can agree this is not a perfect science but it is a bench mark.
It appears I am not in the obese category but am firmly in the overweight slot. I once actually did occupy obese but have lost 18 pounds and have kept them off for a couple of years but am kind of stuck now, neither gaining nor losing.
I experimented with the BMI calculator and adjusted my weight downward until I hit "normal." According to that formula, I would have to lose 18 more pounds to reach normal. Rats.
Then just for fun, I increased my height--I have shrunk a bit-- and boy were the results amazing. I kept adjusting my height and realized that if I were just 5 inches taller--I'd be perfect.
Actually not only would I be the prefect weight, but I would be also the average height for American women. Voila, all I have to do is grow. Don't suppose there are too many growth spurts after 70 but one can hope. How cool to realize I am not overweight, just too short.
OK, I hear you and I agree that both growth and weight loss have about the same degree of difficulty. However I sat up straight just now and gained a good two inches. Maybe-----?
Then I thought, what if I got leg extensions like some "little people" do? That was when I realized that BMI has serious limitations. Sure my legs would be longer, I would actually be taller and my BMI would look perfect but that
So back to reality and the ugly task of giving up the only vice that I haven't managed to kick yet--food. Got a feeling moving more will also be required. Even bigger sigh. I am hoping moving more will be the easier of the two goals.
With winter coming, I am going to need motivation and wonder if fitness bands are worth the price. I hear there is a prototype now that will actually give you an electric shock if you are inactive too long. I could really use that one for when I get all comfy in front of the computer.
However I will settle for what is currently on the market. Those that either vibrate or display an ominous red line warning when your are inactive for too long.
I want one that will tell time, monitor my activity and remind me when I become inactive (computer bound) too long. I'd like one to also monitor my sleep patterns, and is really waterproof and not just "resistant." I would need it to sync with my PC as I still don't have a smart phone due to lack of cell service where I live.
There are a lot of choices out there and only a few meet all my wants.
|This comes in many colors, I just like the teal.|
However, I am looking closely at Garmin Vivofit right now. No, they aren't giving me one for this post, though if they decide to, I will correct that statement and elaborate my findings:))
I am really close to pulling the trigger and would appreciate any input or experience with fitness trackers you can offer since my chances of gaining 5 inches in height are pretty much nil.
Quick question. Do any of you use a fitness band or know of someone who does and do they motivate you to keep your body in motion?
Thank you so much. I remain---your too short, chubby blog buddy.