K: It is possible to eat mainly vegetarian food and be unfit. For example, I eat way too much cake and sugar, but I’m attempting to get that under control. I’ll be posting articles about my fitness progress, as well as articles from our other, gifted curators.

Week 1, Day 1: Keith’s Vegetarian Fitness Challenge

K: It’s day 1 and I’m feeling a bit daunted but ready to improve my health and fitness.

weight-scale-day-1-nothingweight-scale-day-1-somethingSo that’s how much I weigh in kilograms? 89.8kg or 198 pounds. Alright, well using the Body Mass Index (BMI) calculation:

BMI calculation
Figure 1: BMI calculation

My BMI is 89.8kg/(1.78×1.78) = 89.8/3.1684 = 28.34. The BMI calculation key is:

Underweight: BMI is less than 18.5. Normal weight: BMI is 18.5 to 24.9. Overweight: BMI is 25 to 29.9. Obese: BMI is 30 or more.



  1. So on day 1, I am overweight. My goal would be to 78.89kg (x/3.1684=24.9) or 174 pounds.
  2. Plan for now: be conscious of what I eat and jog at least twice a week.
Update (week 1)

K: I have still been eating too much and had a big dinner last night, this is how it stands today:


Time to get serious, after week 1, I’m half a kg heavier than on day 1. We had some really tasty junk food though and I haven’t done enough exercise yet. Week 2 should have more to speak about.