Body Fat: Where I Started, Where I Am Now
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Calculating my body fat percentage this morning disappointed me. It was not where I wanted nor expected to be. I still have a lot of work left to do. I will probably not make my goal weight with the body fat percentage that I expected.
Thanks to some advice on the Iron Maiden team from IndustrialTape, it looks like I'll need to continue trimming fat before I can add muscle to reach the body composition I desire. This means I'll need to trim down to about 110 pounds and maintain my muscle, before I can add about 5.83 lbs of additional muscle.
This is shocking. Now instead of being 10 pounds from my goal, I'm 20 pounds away! Arg!
However, I'm feeling better after comparing my current stats to my starting stats. I don't have my original measurements, but I know what pant size I used to wear, and what I used to weigh. From that, I estimate that I had 42% body fat when I weighed 160 lbs with size 14 pants.
Starting Weight: 160lbs
Waist: Approx 34in
Hips: Approx 44in
Body Fat Percentage: 42%
Lbs Body Fat: 67.2
Lbs Lean mass: 92.8
Current Weight: 131 lbs
Body Fat Percentage: 33%
Lbs Body Fat: 43.23
Lbs Lean mass: 87.77
Body Fat Percentage: -9%
Lbs Body Fat: -23.97
Lbs Lean Mass: -5.03
Looks like I've lost 17% muscle out of my total 29 lbs. I'm going to have to do a better job during this last stretch. But 23.97 pounds of fat lost! Yay!
I think I did well overall, and I'm feeling a lot better about my progress.