Wednesday, February 27, 2013

BMI is a Worthless Statistic Promoted By Morons

Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women.  To find your BMI, click here.

The government says anyone with a BMI of 30 or greater is "obese." (I hate that word with a passion.) That is absolute nonsense. I am 5' 8" tall and weigh 219 pounds. That's a BMI of 33.3. BMI doesn't take into account muscle mass. It's a moronic, outdated, useless, worthless, statistic. It should never be used to determine anything. By their stupid definition, for me to be be considered "normal weight," I would have to weigh between 122 pounds and 164 pounds.

If I weighed between 122 and 164 pounds, I would look like I was starving to death.  Unfortunately, BMI is used by government bureaucrats and insurance companies.  It shouldn't be used.  It's a stupid statisic that means nothing.

The "obese" Bryan Ganey

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Video News Story on ABC News 4 About My Weight Loss Journey

Here is the ABC News 4 story that ran tonight about my weight loss journey. I'd like to thank Victoria Hansen, photojournalist extraordinaire Dave MacQueen, my trainer Anthony Smith, my friend and co-worker Daphne Sharpe and last but certainly not least, Cindy MacDonald, the nurse practitioner from the lung and critical care doctor's office. Everyone who wants to make a change in their life needs to look at this and realize it is possible. All you have to do is just get started. Start slowly. Stop wanting it all at once. It's better for it to take a long time. Thanks everybody!

Here's the video:

Here's a photo gallery of me through the years

Sunday, February 3, 2013

A 10K run.....and then some

After being under the weather for a few weeks, I finally hit the running trail this afternoon. The last time I ran was running over the bridge and back 2 weeks ago, which was just over 5 miles.

The Bridge Run is coming up April 6, so I need to make sure my endurance is where it needs to be.  So the goal today was to run an entire 10K...which is about 6.25 miles.

I finished today at 6.5 miles. One of my shoes came untied at the 5 mile mark, but I kept running.  I couldn't muscles tighten up and I wouldn't be able to get started. I made it through.

Here is the time and the timing of each mile:

Running is the hardest exercise in the world, but I love it! Now I just need to speed things up a bit. I know there is no way I am going to get under an hour for the bridge run, but I'd like to be comfortably under 1:15.  Accounting for the incline, the wind, the crowds and any other surprises, I should be able to do it.