Friday, December 3, 2010

Life Expectancy

I just visited a life expectancy calculator to see, statistically, how much longer I'll live.  First I put in the information as I am now.  27, male, non-smoker, 0 drinks per day on average, 243.7 pounds.  The calculator determined I would live to be around 76 years.  Then I changed my weight to the weight I was when I started my blog a year ago.  It said I'd live to be around 72.

Now I know there are limitless confounding variables in estimating lifespan.  I could get hit by a bus tomorrow or I could live to be 100.  The bottom line, however, is that over the course of one year, I theoretically lengthened my life by four years.  When I reach my goal of 196 pounds.  The calculator predicts I'll live to be 85.

Losing 100 pounds could add 13 years to my life.  It puts the sacrifices I'm making now into perspective.

My motivation to lose weight is to live a long, healthy, and happy life.  What's yours?


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  2. Great post!
    Jess @

  3. WOW!!! I'm so happy that you are making healthy choices that benefit all of us!

  4. Hey Andrew,
    Sorry I've been gone so long. November was stupid busy. I've been catching up on your last several posts. Keep up the great work and don't ever give up. I've been feeling like I needed a kick in the pants lately myself. So a blogger friend and I have made a date for June 30, 2011 to go bikini shopping. It's a lofty goal for me but it's what I need. 20 pounds by the end of the year for you? Awesome! Just stay focussed, you know what you need to do, just keep your eye on the prize and you'll get there.
    I'm glad you're feeling better.

  5. Total pounds you lost
    Total pounds your new fitness following fan lost.
    >100 pounds

    Thanks for improving lives!