Seventeen-year-old body

First step: I wasn’t overweight at 17, but I sure am now. I want more energy, and I don’t want diabetes. So, along with my ideal attitude, I need to return to my ideal weight. Here are some values I found on the Internet for a man whose height is 178 cm (5’10”):

  • Robinson formula (1983): 71.1 kg (157 lbs)
  • Miller formula (1983): 70.4 kg (155 lbs)
  • Devine formula (1974): 73.2 kg (161 lbs)
  • Hamwi formula (1964): 75.2 kg (166 lbs)
  • WHO’s Healthy BMI Range (for a 58-year-old): 58.6-79.2 kg (129-175 lbs)
  • WHO’s Healthy BMI Range (for a 17-year-old): 56.1-78.9 kb (124-174 lbs)

Let’s go for 75 kg (165 lb). Today, after going to the toilet, cutting my fingernails and exhaling as much as I could, I weighed 91.8 kg. That means I have to lose about 16.8 kg (37 lbs). Apparently, a reasonable rate of weight loss is 1 to 2 pounds a week, so it should take me (ideally) between 19 and 37 weeks.

My next birthday is on Wednesday, October 21st, thirty-one weeks from now. I’ll weigh myself every Wednesday, and try to hit 75.0000 kg on my birthday (my 18th birthday?). If all goes according to plan — there’s nothing wrong with being optimistic, is there? — this should be my progress:

Date Desired weight Actual weight
kg lbs kg lbs
18-Mar 91.8 202.4 91.8 202.4
25-Mar 91.3 201.2
01-Apr 90.7 200.0
08-Apr 90.2 198.8
15-Apr 89.6 197.6
22-Apr 89.1 196.4
29-Apr 88.5 195.2
06-May 88.0 194.0
13-May 87.5 192.8
20-May 86.9 191.6
27-May 86.4 190.4
03-Jun 85.8 189.2
10-Jun 85.3 188.0
17-Jun 84.8 186.9
24-Jun 84.2 185.7
01-Jul 83.7 184.5
08-Jul 83.1 183.3
15-Jul 82.6 182.1
22-Jul 82.0 180.9
29-Jul 81.5 179.7
05-Aug 81.0 178.5
12-Aug 80.4 177.3
19-Aug 79.9 176.1
26-Aug 79.3 174.9
02-Sep 78.8 173.7
09-Sep 78.3 172.5
16-Sep 77.7 171.3
23-Sep 77.2 170.1
30-Sep 76.6 168.9
07-Oct 76.1 167.7
14-Oct 75.5 166.5
21-Oct 75.0 165.3

Might I be setting myself up for public embarrassment? Hey, that’s a tired old man’s attitude! It’ll be GREAT! I’m gonna LOVE weighing what a seventeen-year-old should weigh.

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