Tuesday, May 7, 2013

1,000,000 Calories And Counting!

I was thinking the other day about all the milestones I've reached and passed along my journey...    And thought that I was quickly running out of milestones to reach.

  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.   :)

Happy Eating!

 -Norm   aka John Smith  


  1. OMG can I repeat OMG. You are such an inspiration. I have been a lurker in the background following your journey. Time after time accomplishment after new accomplishment you continue to inspire and impress. To say good job seems to small!