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

Last year was a breakthrough year for me personally, as far as writing was concerned. After years of wanting to finish a novel. Making it a resolution each and every December only to get to the end of the year with nothing. 2018 was the year of change. Two major things that happened. First was to let go of the absurd notion that in order to put words on the page I had to be inspired by my muse. This idea was thrown in the trash where it joined crumpled wads of unfinished drafts. Second was the realization that to finish a novel I needed a process in order to write consistently. There was some initial trial and error in setting up a schedule that worked into my life but by the end of 2018 I had finished two books and was heading into the second round of edits on my first. What I want to do in this blog is share the experience of being a new writer by exploring my writing process as it develops. I’ll also be posting some of my short fiction and possibly book reviews time permitting.

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