Then, since I had my calculator out, I played with some numbers (as any good geek is inclined to do). The first thing I did was figure out what would happen if I lost 50 pounds of pure fat. That would put my total weight at 176.6 pounds, my fat weight at 28.6 pounds, and my fat percentage at 16%. That's definitely more in the range I'd like to be for body fat, especially since I don't have dreams of being an elite athlete. However, 176.6 just seems a bit too skinny for my frame, so then I figured what it would be like if I was down to 28.6 pounds of fat with a total weight of 190. That drops the fat percentage to 15% and puts me at a reasonable weight overall.
I'm not super concerned about these numbers, I just find them interesting. My goal is to be healthy, which certainly means shedding some fat pounds, but I don't feel a need to have six-pack abs or to look like a fitness model.
And to show you just how much not like a model I don't mind being, here's a picture I took this morning.
I hope you're inspired. The progress I've made has encouraged me to keep going.