My Improvement Project On Myself And My Weight Loss Adventure

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I have been slightly overweight for a large part of my life. Since I have retired and started school full time, I have gained a few more pounds. I decided I would like to conduct my improvement project on myself and my weight loss adventure. I have researched why weight loss would benefit me, different weight loss plans, different supplements, and different ways to lose weight. I also researched different exercise regimens. After researching all the information, I committed to a plan and started my journey. Once I started my journey, I followed the Do, Study and Act phases of the PSDA concepts. Let me take you on my journey, starting with my researching and planning. How does one know they are overweight? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (n.d.), one way to tell whether you are overweight is to figure out what your body mass index (BMI) is. The formula is complicated (weight (lb) / [height (in)]2 x 703), so I utilized a BMI calculator that I found online. Once you find your BMI, then you need to compare it to the standard information on what category you are in. Normal BMI is between 18.5 to 24.9, overweight BMI is between 25 to 29.9 and BMI of 30 and higher is considered obese. To my surprise, I discovered that I was half a point over the overweight category, that put me in the obese category. Due to this information, I have serious health concerns to worry about if I do not change my lifestyle. The biggest health concerns with

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