Two a Healthy Life

One couple on a mission to become healthy

Day 99: the Dietitian & 30 lbs. (ish)

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He said:

So I ran the numbers today and it says that today is day 99, but if I go by what we were calculating it would be 102, so I will go with 99 and that leaves us one day before 100.

Last week I went to a registered dietitian to get a more complete picture of how many calories I needed to be taking in with the amount of exercise that I do, as I knew that I needed to start taking in more calories.  After a great conversation about nutrition and calorie intake, she concluded that I could easily be taking in 2,500 calories a day with the amount of exercise that I do, but because the diet we have been on is so calorie restrictive adding that many calories at once would be a lot to handle.

We came up with a 1,500 calorie a day diet I am going to be one for the next couple of weeks and if I don’t see any weight gain from it then I can up it again to 2,000.  I read an article in the New York Times a couple of days ago with a mathematician that has made a program to help simulate how much you should weigh for your height and how much weight you could loose depending on how you change your diet.  I played around with it a little and it seems to be pretty good at helping to plan out a schedule for weight loss if you don’t want to plop down the money to go to a professional.

The dietitian also confirmed that I am in the healthy weight range for my height and if I go to 155 I would still be in the normal range.  I am looking to get down to 155 in the next month, focusing on loosing about a pound a week or less as I up my calorie intake.  It is going to be an interesting time trying to get the balance right, but I am looking forward to getting to 155 so that I can simply maintain and not lose weight anymore.


She said:

So I wrote a page long blog but in re-starting my computer it was lost!

Tomorrow is day 100 for us and so far I have lost about 30 lbs., which is 5 lbs. shy of my 100 day goal.

It’s a little disappointing to miss my 100 day goal but after all the hardwork I’ve put in and the progress I made I really can’t let it bother me too much.

I am going to keep this brief and write a longer blog tomorrow.




Author: Nathaniel Chaney

Traveling Latin America for the next six months with just a KLR and my girlfriend. Let the adventures begin!

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