Signed up for Man vs. Debt’s weight loss challenge

I’m on Team Delta for the Man Vs. Debt weight loss challenge.  I’m joining 29 other personal finance bloggers in a competition to reach weight goals.  The challenge will run from June 1st through July 31st.

I’ve set as a goal to lose 10 pounds during that time.  So it’s more Wii Balance Board, more elliptic trainer, and less candy for me!  (I’m actually up a bit since I stated my interest in losing weight.  Guess I wasn’t that interested!)

Anyway, let’s try again!

Welcome to Deflabbify

I’m a 36-year-old guy, and I’m fat.

I’m 5’7″ and weigh 241 pounds.  My BMI is over 35.  I’ve never been heavier and my weight worries me.  A cubicle job, poor eating habits, poor sleep habits, and general laziness have taken their toll.

The full range of my ideal body weight according to the calculator at CaloriesPerHour.com is 133 pounds to 163 pounds.

Getting down to 151 pounds would be a loss of 90 pounds, so there’s my goal.  I’ve heard a pound per week is a good rate to lose weight, so let’s set the goal to lose that weight for May 28th, 2010.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, so here we go!