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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
Waist: 30in
Hips: 39in
Body Fat Percentage: 33%
Lbs Body Fat: 43.23
Lbs Lean mass: 87.77

Net Loss:
Weight: -29lbs
Waist: -4in
Hips: -5in
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.
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    FISHING88: Thanks for the encouragement! It was disappointing at first, but it's a good thing to know where I stand. If I could make it this far, then I can make it a little further!

    4035 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/3/2010 11:32:01 PM
    I can understand your discouragement, but I also think you should be proud of your journey so far! You are well on your way and you have to feel and look better! Keep working and you will reach your goal!
    4043 days ago
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