So I don’t think 165# is going to happen

I’ve been on a weight loss/fitness kick for months now, and when I last wrote about it I mentioned that I was aiming at 165 pounds. I’m pretty sure that’s not going to happen at this point. Several factors are contributing to that, but the most significant one is, I am starting to think, my age. I didn’t have much trouble getting down to 170 once I adjusted my eating and activity levels accordingly, but I’ve been stuck at 167-170 for weeks now. I think my body’s telling me that this is now my normal healthy weight.

It’s true that I’ve been a bit less assiduous about the evening exercise routine, and it’s also true that I’ve returned to occasionally drinking that third beer on the weekends, but at the same time, even on 5 day stretches where I exercise every night, have only 1 or 2 beers, and eat appropriately, the lowest I’ve gotten is 167. I’m not getting any lower without further restrictions, and it’s not clear there’s any value to it. I think I’ve found my natural weight for my age.

This means going forward my goal is ‘keep it under 170.’ We’ll see how I do.

2 thoughts on “So I don’t think 165# is going to happen

  1. drew says:

    You have hit a plateau. Time to change things up and throw your body a curve ball. You should try Insanity. All cardio/calisthenic movements at a pace guaranteed to push you through any plateau. I have it if you want to give it a shot. Also, you could come over to the world’s petrie dish and lick a door knob. 5 lbs will fall off of you in a couple of days. Should be back soon, I’ll give you a call and come for a visit.


  2. dlh says:


    First, I’ll pass on the doorknob licking, but thanks for the offer 😉

    Second, I think…my goal is to be fit, not to kill myself being overfit. I just wanted to find that point where i was comfortably fit, and I think I’ve found it. I might do a ‘1 month with no beer and regular 30 minutes cardio’ test just to see, but overall, I feel like I’m in a good spot now. Also that insanity routine is called that for a reason 😉


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