Life as I know it… plus commentary

Resolutions (what, again?) II

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It’s that time of year again and the thoughts of most (and by “most”, I mean non argumentative) people turn to new year’s resolutions.  You know what the perennial top three are?  1. Lose weight, 2. stop smoking, and 3. better financial management.

I’m opting for #1, among other things.  Still have a few more to go and I’d love to do it this year.  It’s been a long journey coming down seventy pounds, and in the mean time, I’ve been able to get to the most fit I’ve ever been.  Sports are so much more fun now and it’s nice to be able to push the treadmill past walking speed and not be ready to pass out after 15 minutes.

I got this new toy that’ll help me get to the goal.  It’s called a bodybugg and its stays strapped on to my arm.  From there, it monitors my body heat and other factors to figure out my calories burned and steps taken in a day.  All the info gets uploaded to the web to give me viewable reports including the day’s surplus/deficit (after I add in what I’ve eaten during the day).

And if you are wondering where you stand, check out these averages:

Number of pushups the average man can do with good form in 1 minute:
Age 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69
Pushups 33 27 21 15 15
Pounds the average 175-pound man (aka : average weight, average height is 5’9 1/2) can bench-press one time:
Age 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69
Lb 180 158 143 128 116
Number of situps the average man can do in 1 minute:
Age 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69
Situps 40 36 31 26 20
Time it takes the average American man to run 1.5 miles:
Age 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69
Time 12:18 12:51 13:53 14:55 16:07


Written by arnold

January 5, 2007 at 12:49 am

Posted in Personal

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  1. Thank goodness you explained what that was! I was worried to death about your swollen lymph node.

    Peggy C

    January 7, 2007 at 9:04 pm

  2. Oh man, am I way below average!

    Greg Todd

    January 20, 2007 at 4:37 am

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