First the good news. I quit my blood pressure and cholestrol meds a couple of months ago. I was a bit nervous getting my annual blood chemistry done this month. Did I mention in a previous blog that my wife is my family doctor's nurse. I can't get away with anything so I was praying my numbers for cholestrol and triglyceride levels are with in last year's numbers. Last year at this time, I dropped my cholestrol from 254 to 202 and my triglycerides from 276 to 206 using medication. This year, I dropped my cholestrol to 143 and triglycerides to 108 watching my diet.
My weight is still holding at 219 and my percent bodyfat has dropped to 26.4%. I have been here before. Even though the 26 pound loss required discipline, it is at this point where I have become frustrated and complete the "yo" of the first "yo" by saying yo to my old ways. Before you know it, I have completed the cycle of another successful "yoyo" diet.
But over the weekend, I decided and I am determined to execute/kill the second "yo" and realize rebirth needs to begin now. Now is when I need to focus on the amount of calories I am taking in and approximate how many calories I am burning from lifting and cardio. I need to track my progress and see what aspects of my body rebirth I need change up to see my goal of 17% body fat at 200 pounds. I am going to measure my neck, arms, chest, waist, and calves. I am dropping BMI because I believe that is a bogus measurement at this point.
Until my finances allow me to hire Nicole Drummer as a personal coach, I am going to use a few iPhone apps to track my progress. I am also going to pick a 5k to compete in around the end of October or beginning of November. Please give me suggestions for apps and/or a good 5k to compete in.