I'm an urban hermit, a hiker, a rationalist, a skeptic, a freethinker, an empiricist, a materialist, a naturalist, a scientist, a bibliophile, an INTJ, a white hat hacker, a secular humanist, a teetotaler, a social-liberal civil-libertarian monarchist, a furry fan, a playtester, a licensed amateur radio operator, an ordained minister of the First Church of Atheism, a card-carrying pirate, the Star Lord, a Lord of the Rose, and a proud member of the Bayesian Conspiracy.
I try to operate by Crocker's Rules.
As of today's weigh-in, my BMI is down to 24.7, down from a high of 40.8 a year and a half ago, meaning I am officially no longer overweight.
I plan to celebrate with some curry pizzas.
There were a number of factors that contributed. One that comes to mind is that when I started, I guessed that I only had a limited amount of willpower, and might have run out of it whenever I needed it the most; so I tried to arrange my life (and my pantry) to minimize how often I ever needed to exercise it. Also helpful was staying in close touch with my doc(s), who was able to pass along various useful tips, order tests, tweak my meds, and suchlike.
Next up, of course, comes the new challenge - there's more to staying healthy than keeping my weight below a certain number. But it's a lot /easier/ to work on those habits without constantly carrying the equivalent of a vest with 90 lbs of lead in the pockets.
... Don't mind me, I just felt like crowing. Feel free to carry on, or chat about your own numbers, or whatever you see fit. :)
Joined 10 January 2013