The key indicator for today is BMI.
The Body Mass Index.
The BMI is nearly 25.2 which is good progress. Once it is under 25, I have cleared a significant hurdle and gone from the land of the overweight to the land of normal weight.
I think that with a bit more thoughtful food consumption, I can hit under 193 or even 192 lbs.
More thoughtful means more vegetables.
Yesterday overall was a good day, good pushup workout and clean and presses which I am up to 85 pounds.
Today is going to be a squats and deadlift day.
I am going to shoot for 105 pounds for 5 sets of five repetitions.
For deadlifts I want to do either 145 pounds for five repetitions or perhaps I will go for 150 pounds of 3 repetitions and go up from there.
Whatever the case, clearly the simultaneous action of eating more real food and doing powerful exercises to lose weight are having a positive effect.
Today I wrote a new post about the link between depression and obesity that will explain why I target the best exercises to lose weight and fight depression, exactly because of that connection between them, the stress hormone cortisol.
I am going to have more to say about the stress hormone cortisol once I learn more about it myself.
The one thing that I do know is that when I am feeling fat, I feel more depressed and when I am feeling leaner, my mood shifts for the better.
My goal for the next 10 days is to take off an additional 5 pounds, slowly but surely, with lots of vegetables, three glasses of apple cider vinegar, blackstrap molasses, honey a day, ease up on the carbs a bit which means a little less rice, quinoa, potato and oatmeal, if any at all.
I am thinking of upping the broccoli and spinach and downing the rice, quinoa, potato and oatmeal.
Two sundays from now on December 14th, I hope to be 190 pounds.
One week later on December 21st, I am going to target 187.5 pounds.
And for January 11th, three sundays after December 21st, I am going to target 180 pounds.
Let's see what works, I will surely share it with you.