Wednesday, December 07, 2011

I'm No Longer O'Beast

According to health experts, if your body mass index (BMI) is 30 or higher, you're obese. That would be me.

But I'm happy to report that, after seven months, I am no longer o'beast. My BMI has finally dipped under 30, so now I'm only fat.

I've knocked off a few tons, mostly as a result of diet and exercise.

I had forgotten how much I love to walk, run and bike. When I'm done, I love to find some quiet corner of grass and just lie on my back, arms outstretched, looking at the clouds, for a minute or two. I totally zen out when I do that, but it still scares the hell out of people. More than once, someone has walked up to me from out of nowhere and asked, "Are you OK? Shall I call 911?"

I guess it's not every day they see a beached whale.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now you are laying on the ground and wrything like Trish.

CT said...

Congratulations!

Jon Geeting said...

Congratuatlions Bernie!

c said...

Good job Bernie! Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

You are an example to all who need to lose a few pounds. It isn't easy.

Anonymous said...

Congrats bernie..Wish I had the willpower..Just can't kickstart things again..

Bernie O'Hare said...

"Now you are laying on the ground and wrything like Trish."

Yeah, but not in the middle of a bike path. I have no death wish.

Bernie O'Hare said...

".Just can't kickstart things again.."

I know how that is. It's 90% of it.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Merci, Jonathan.

Bernie O'Hare said...

c, I want to look just like Stoffa.

Anonymous said...

Beached Porpoise, you're too skinny to be a whale now!!

Keep it up Bernie!

Job well done.

Anonymous said...

Great job Bernie, keep it up!

The Banker

Untouched Takeaway said...

Well done, Bernie!

Sanctifying Grace said...

Congrats Bernie! One of the good moments, to look forward to clothes shopping.

Hopefully soon, I will be also below 30 BMI???

Last final of the year, later today, 1:30 PM. Please keep me in your prayers. I am going to need all the extra help I can get.

Be assured of my prayers for all of you.

Happy Feast of Saint Ambrose!

Peace be with you, ~~~alex+

Anonymous said...

Good Job Bernie

Junk Drawer Kathy said...

Congratulations, Bernie. No small feat!

Zorn said...

Congrats BO!!!

Anonymous said...

If you want to look like Stoffa you need to get old red hair dye and do a wicked comb over.

Anonymous said...

GREAT JOB, BERNIE!
That is the way to do it & I also haven't had that spark to start.
You are lookin really good, keep up the exercising. That is 99 % of the battle and you have it going for you now!
A Friend

Anonymous said...

Being chased by witches on brooms is great exercise, apparently.

Anonymous said...

Go Bernie, Go Bernie, Go - Go - Go Bernie!!

Keep up the good work!

Bernie O'Hare said...

I can't take all these compliments. Won't somebody insult me? I feel like I must be reading someone else's blog.

Anonymous said...

You are still a very fat and slovingly man.

Your welcome

Bernie O'Hare said...

That's better. I like the misspelling, too.

Brad Osborne said...

Congratulations, Bernie. Not an easy thing to do. Let me know when you're ready for some pancakes for breakfast!

Brad Osborne

Bernie O'Hare said...

You got it, Brad. Congrats to you, too, on a well-deserved win. And may God have mercy on your soul.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad to hear the good news.

You'll need to change your blog picture.

Anonymous said...

Bernie did that person just call you fat and lovingly? I couldn't tell but i think the S was a typo!!

Santa is fat and lovingly, so i guess that is a compliment too!!