I came up with three more milestones coming up.
1. At 186 pounds I'll have lost exactly 300 pounds!
2. At 173 pounds I'll fall into the "normal" weight range.
3. At 162 pounds I'll have lost 2/3rds of my starting weight and weigh only 1/3rd of what I used to!
Well, I forgot one!!
At 199.5 pounds I finally got under 200 pounds for the first time in almost 35 years... but at 200 pounds I passed another milestone... We all know a pound of fat is 3500 calories... well, when I hit 200 pounds that means I'd lost 286 pounds... and 286 x 3500 is.... 1,001,000 calories! I've burned off over ONE MILLION CALORIES* in my weight loss journey so far!!
That is mind boggling, even for me.
|Norm at 199.5 Pounds|
* Now before my math obsessed friends will point out, I know that there is no way to know exactly how many calories I've burned off because although I've lost 286 pounds, not all of that was fat. Some of it was muscle and body fluids that were needed to support all the extra weight. At what point will I have actually burned off 1 million calories? I don't know. I don't care. I'm celebrating it now. :)
-Norm aka John Smith