Hi guys, at the first of August, at 5'8'', I weighed in at 189 during my annual physical.
My doc told me he wanted me at 175 when I get my flu shot in September and 150 when he would see me again for a check up. He recommended no radical changes in diet, and strongly advised against dad diets like Atkins or Paleo, but just to count calories and recommended MFP.
When I weighed myself at home in the buff, I was 185, which I took as my true weight and used that as my starting point.
I set my goal to lose 1 lb per week, with my ultimate weight of 150 lbs.
Yesterday I weighed myself [again au naturel] and I was down to 169, just barely considered overweight.
I was kind of beefy in high school. At the start of my senior year, according to my football program, I was 175 lbs.
After basic training for the AF, at the end of the summer after his, I was a lean buffed 140 lbs.
There is wide range of healthy weights.
And how do I determine my ideal weight?
Also, I started out with a caloric intake of 2,020 calories. It's now down to 1,940, but I'm hitting around 1,600-1,800 calories s day and I don't have nagging hunger.