I’m going to diet… Anyone want to join me?
Since I followed Biggest Loser Asia reality TV program which is aired every Tuesday night, my motivation to lost weight increased. I have not followed the Biggest Loser reality TV show before although I have heard about it. Maybe I’m too selective of the TV shows I watched in a week. I personally think The Biggest Loser is a very good show and it has help overweight people like me to realize that it is possible to reduce weight by eating correctly and burning the calories consistently.
Last Tuesday, we went to my wife’s supervisor’s house to check her Ph.D thesis. We did chit chat a little bit about our current weight. It was strange because both of them (husband and wife) were very particular in their food and both were on diet, although we saw they are just doing fine and do not look overweight at all. They highlighted that they are overweight and beyond the ideal weight according to the body mass index (BMI).
I declared that I weight is 76kg and he asked me to use his digital scale. Wow!! Oh gosh… the digital scale showed my weight to be 80kg!!! That shows that our scale at home is incorrect all this while? I know it was never calibrated and we trusted the scale 100%. Let say that the digital scale is true, that means, I’m extremely overweight.
Since that, I’m now controlling my diet, commencing on Wednesday. I need to only consume about 1300 calories per day. If I have the time, or if I consume more calories in a day, I need to burn out that calorie. Do you have any idea how much calorie of food is available around us?
Let me give some simple examples…
A plate of chicken rice = 600 calories
Curry puff (2 piece) = 256 calories
A place of rice with 3 types of lauks = 620 calories
A piece of fried chicken (any part, average) = 290 calories
Soft drink = 120 calories
Briyani rice with mutton curry = 630 calories
(I have a complete list… anybody want it?)
So, those are just a few examples. Yesterday, it was the first day, I tried to control the calorie intake and it was seriously not easy. I’m hungry almost all parts of the day. Now I understand how those people who have gorgeous curve suffer when they control what to eat and drink. No matter how hard it is, I need to control the calorie intake and food I consume. I need to get back to my ideal weight (based on my BMI).
Before getting married, I was 65 kg and my height is 170 cm. I should at least be 70kg to be in the healthy BMI range. If I get back to 65kg, I will look very skinny J . But that’s not my goal. 70kg should be good enough for me.
I don’t know when I’ll get there but let say I can reduce 2 kg per month (o.5 kg per week). Now is February and I weight 80kg now. Then, my estimation is by this July this year, I hope to reach 70kg. That will be a huge achievement for me as health is concern. My BMI will be within healthy range.
What about you?