So here it is. I have been kind of chubby all my life.
I am definitely not “fat” or in North American standard, overweight in any way. Let’s say my BMI is around 22, which is well within a normal range. But I am Asian (Korean to be more specific) and we Asians tend to be a bit more fine boned (although I am not…) Anyhow, I have always wanted to fall under the lower half of the normal BMI range (see below reference for different BMI range); yup I want to fall between 18.5 to 19.5. But I don’t want to do by starving myself. I am smart enough to know that’s stupid.
What I want to do is to find a healthy living and the balance where I can be happy.
I am one of those people, who reminisce the old days and say “when I was yonger…” Ok not quite that… but I do say “up until a few years ago…”
Yes I used to be a regular gym goer, who made sure I ate healthy and blah blah blah. Living with a fitness trainer brother helped as well.
Anyhow, I really feel the needs to be back on the wagon. I need to be healthier and more energetic. And my busy schedule between work and school and moving next week – bwt, the packing hasn’t started yet – (yeah yeah I know it is all excuses but… let me just say for now, it is a ligit one…), I think eating healthy is something that I can achieve easier than being more active and make sure I get all my excercise.
I found this website called http://www.fatsecret.com. I am sure there are other websites that are like this but I find this one very helpful. Well if you know of a better free website, please let me know. This one I find very similar to WeightWatchers website but FREE.. Which is very important to me. I have a few friends who has been quite successful with the WeightWatchers website so I looked for something similar. Anyhow, today is a Day 1 and so far so good (maybe it’s because I ate so much junkfood yesterday, I don’t crave for them).
I hope this one truly becomes a successful trial
- Underweight = <18.5
- Normal weight = 18.5–24.9
- Overweight = 25–29.9
- Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater