Well, day 1 is behind me. A few months ago I bought a fancy wireless scale and I weighed in this morning to log my initial measurements.



My official starting weight was 343.2 pounds. I plan to update here once a week with my progress. The nice thing with this scale is I get a lot of data plus it stores a history in the cloud so I will get nice charts on my phone.

Here are the details from my iHealth Core wireless scale today:

Category Today Goal
Weight 343.2 lbs 240 lbs
(NIH suggests 200)
BMI 43.1 <25 
Body Fat 37.0% <25%
Lean Mass 216.2 lbs  76%-82% of weight
Body Water 41.6% 50%-65%
Muscle Mass 201.0 lbs  >35% of weight
DCI 3799 kcal n/a
Bone Mass 10.3 lbs n/a
VFR 20 <12


I also took down some measurements:

Chest: 56″
Waist: 56″
Hip: 50″
Neck: 19.5″
Bicep: 17″
Thigh: 25″


I appreciate all the comments here and on Facebook from friends and family offering words of encouragement. This weekend I will share more on my plans for how I plan to approach this challenge. For today, I made it through my first personal test – 1 day without soda. One day at a time…


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Continue on to Crafting a Plan to Lose Weight:


or head back to the first post: Starting My Health Journey