The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Numbers & Such



I thought I would take a look back at what I have been attempting to do thus far in terms of being a healthier person.  I have not reported on this aspect of my thoughts in a while.  Here are the numbers that I can report:

3484 - the number of days in a row without missing even one day where I either walked or ran 5 miles.

My current weight = 171 pounds (77.5 kg (12.2 stone))

Ten years ago I used to weigh 285 pounds (129.3 kg (20.4 stone)), but I have kept my current weight for roughly 9 years now.

My current BMI = 22.0 (right in the middle of "normal")

BMI from 10 years ago = 36.6 (well above the 30 mark indicating "obese")

Resting Pulse Rate this morning = 57 Beats per minute

Resting Blood Pressure = 110/75 (taken a week ago)

Number of Days RUNNING 5 miles a day (8 km a day)  = ~1.75 years

Number of miles accumulated RUNNING thus far :  2600 miles (4184 km)

Number of consecutive days thus far of not smoking a pipe = 50 completed 

So, in order to keep my desire for my pipe away today, I am trying to focus on all of the above numbers.  While they may be insignificant to anyone else, and athletically inclined folks definitely do a helluva lot better..... for an old, formerly obese, lazy, slovenly and frumpy professor... the above numbers are not all that bad.

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11 Comments:

Blogger forsythia said...

What a success story! Focus, focus, focus.

Thursday, 05 April, 2018  
Blogger Jane said...

awesome! corny as it may sound, you inspire me to do better.

Thursday, 05 April, 2018  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Wonderful! Look how far you've come!

Thursday, 05 April, 2018  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

The weight loss is impressive, but even more impressive is keeping it off. Last time I lost weight, I got cocky after keeping it off for two years. You know what happened next.

Friday, 06 April, 2018  
Blogger Liz Hinds said...

Wow! That is impressive.

Friday, 06 April, 2018  
Blogger BBC said...

I suck at getting more healthy...

Saturday, 07 April, 2018  
Blogger John Gray said...

As a man returning to weight watchers tomorrow, I applaud you!

Monday, 09 April, 2018  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Wow! You are an inspiration!

Tuesday, 10 April, 2018  
Blogger SmitoniusAndSonata said...

And you make it all sound almost do-able ... with a lot more determination and self-discipline than I'd ever be able to command.
Congratulations!

Tuesday, 17 April, 2018  
Blogger Pat McDowell said...

Haven't seen you post in a while, so I wanted to take a moment to remind you of something I wrote some time ago. With everything you are trying to figure out, please remember that there is no such thing as failure in your quest. Part of being a good person involves trying to accomplish your goals, but part also includes being humble and self-accepting when you find that you need to recalibrate those goals.

For example, whether you reach Day 100 or go back to daily pipe smoking, neither outcome is a failure. If you really are, deep down, dyed-in-the-wool, a pipe smoker, then there's nothing to be ashamed of. Nor has the abstinence exercise been a waste, as you have surely learned much about yourself, whether the lesson is "this is how much I could abstain, this time" or whether it's "I need to focus on other ways to guard my health, as pipe smoking seems to be something I value too much to be rid of." Stress is a killer, and if your pipe helps you cope with workplace stress it is doing some objective good, as long as you don't offset this with stress over your pipe smoking. Conversely, if your abstinence either this time or another time reaches the point at which you can set your pipes aside without stress, that too would be a happy outcome. Just be sure that it is YOUR outcome, not another stressor imposed on you by others.

Friday, 20 April, 2018  
Blogger JACK said...

I am wondering how our good friend the professor is doing. Why no posts from him? Hope all is well.

Friday, 20 April, 2018  

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