23 October 2005

Whoa

I have reason to be happy today.

That's why I am happy.

Why am I happy?

This morning, while in the house of a friend, I went upstairs to their bathroom. And lo and behold, in the corner, there was a weighing scale. I then took the liberty to step on that bathroom scale and weigh myself. The last time I weighed myself was the day when I flew from Manila to Buffalo. It was because I wanted to make sure that I wouldn't exceed my baggage allowance when flying. So I needed to weigh myself to know how much I would subtract from the total when I weigh myself again carrying my suitcases.

So I weighed myself today. And little did I know that I lost weight!

I was around 77.8 kilograms (171.16 lbs) two months ago. Now, I am 65 kilograms (143 lbs)! I then calculated my body mass index, and since I am 5 feet 8 inches, that gives me a BMI of 21.7. Two months ago, my BMI would have been 26, and that is a sign of being overweight. Now I am in the healthy range, since a BMI of 19-25 is considered healthy. No wonder I can fasten my belt one notch tighter! No wonder my dad commented the other day when he saw me via webcam that I am getting thinner! No wonder I feel lighter!

I feel like singing that James Brown song today.

"Whoa-oa-oa! I feel good!" (ta-ra-ta-ra-ta-ra-ta) "I know that I would." (ta-ra-ta-ra-ta-ra-ta) "Now I feeeeeeel good!" (ta-ra-ta-ra-ta-ra-ta) "I know that I would." (ta-ra-ta-ra-ta-ra-ta) "So good!" (ta-ta) "So good!" (ta-ta) "I got you!" (ta-ta-ta-TAH!)

Now maybe this is the result of refraining from eating meat for the past two months. Wow, vegetarianism can be beneficial eh!

Ok, enough of my ego-tripping.

But I still feel the need to sing that song. So I'll sign off here, and sing my heart out.

4 comments:

  1. You lost 12 kilograms in two months? So much? And you think it's only a result of refraining from eating meat...
    Very amazing!!
    I should try the same cause I have 8 kilograms - well arranged - that I urgently should lose. I think I will try eating less fat in the next weeks and simply eating the half.
    Vegetarianism? Hmmm, not bad too. Yet Daniel and Timo like meat and I am usually cooking for them.

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  2. Congratulations. I think 145-150 is ideal for 5ft 8.

    Normal weight BMIs are like 18.5-25 they say 19-22 live longer than most. My BMI is about 19. I'm under the charts "ideal" weight but am still in healthy range, by a smidge LOL.

    As long as you're happy & healthy - that is ultimately what matters.

    Also, on a side note.. your page took forever to load and it lagged and I'm 99.9% sure it's due to that video thing... if you haven't already - you may wanna consider removing it and find something with an optional play button. Just a thought.

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  3. PureMood,

    I never had problems with the loading speed of my blog. But there I put the controls of the player. Hope this helps.

    LIW

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