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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

February 24, 2009--221.5 Pounds

Walked 3.5 miles yesterday and didn't eat a lot. I'm not eating a lot and I'm not really thinking a lot about calories and such.

I did have this thought about calories. Just using round numbers that are actually on the low side, a pound of fat supposedly has about 3,000 calories. A typical person probably uses no more than 2,500 calories a day. Again to use round numbers, lets say that I need to lose 40 pounds which would put me at a reasonable 181.5 pounds. Let's do the math:

(40 pounds) x (3,000 calories) = 120,000 extra calories I'm carrying around

(120,000 calories) divided by (2,500 calories per day) = 48 day supply of energy

I'm carrying around 7 weeks of stored food as a reserve for what? Does this make any sense to anyone? It is totally pointless from a practical point of view and life would be so much better without the burden of carrying around the huge surplus of energy.

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