That’s chocolate bacon made by friends for my birthday. I love chocolate bacon.
I’m 57, male, 6’1″, totally sedentary of necessity, with a broken down body.
Current Weight: 271
Healthy Weight Range: 140.0 – 189.0
Weight Goal: 189
Current BMI: 35.7
Healthy BMI Range 18.5 – 24.9
To maintain current weight: 2528 calories
To lose weight: 2028 calories
Actual caloric intake recommended by my doctor: 1500 calories
It will take me a year, going quickly at first, then slowing down, although always the same 1500 calories. Consistent, retraining the body slowly.
After all, the body is to be a temple of the Holy Spirit. I know some of you fast all the time. Have pity as I learn.
The diet consists of eating less. Labeled food tells you the calories. Google the rest. Add it up during the day. Easy.
And then there’s Saint Paul of the Desert (not dessert). You have to start somewhere. I start from really far away from the goal. Perhaps the Angelic Doctor Saint Thomas Aquinas will help me. He had a glandular problem. I take medicine that ensures weight gain. Not so easy.
Anyone want to join me?