Postponed freshman fifteen

Over the course of the term since September, I have noticed myself progressively gaining weight and am now at the point that I am the heaviest I can recall being at around 200 lbs. This was happening at the same time as I was doing Judo twice a week, but I suspect only a fairly small fraction of the weight gain is from muscle. In fact, I suspect excess weight may be contributing to my apparent tendency to get injured infrequently often during class.

I have generally found 185 lbs to be a manageable, though not ideal, weight. I am going to try to trend back toward that level despite continuing with Judo in January, and will hopefully stop popping buttons off my MEC cargo trousers.

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

3 thoughts on “Postponed freshman fifteen”

  1. I think this approach worked pretty well last time, though I think the specific web-based software I used is no longer available.

    Having a way to smooth the moving average is extremely important to the psychological effectiveness of the technique.

  2. This shows weight data from November 2016 to today:

    My current BMI is 24.57, barely in the “healthy” range. WolframAlpha says my ideal weight is 168 lbs.

  3. It’s all about reduced caloric consumption. I was getting WAY more exercise back when I was nearly 200 lbs (2-3 1.5-2 hour Judo sessions per week).

    Nonetheless, and though my wrist may debar any future Judo, I should try and find some regular exercise more energetic than just walking around the city.

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