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Staying Fit

A few weeks ago I announced some weight goals and a method I was going to use to get there.

Here is a picture of the chain since I started on the 20th.

staying fit

I'm down to 208 pounds (all day weight under 210 for the first time in years) but what is perhaps more significant is, I am stronger (with heavier muscle mass), body fat measure is 4% less and the shape of my body is changing.

Sure, there are some slight aches. Nothing that'll stop me yet and nothing that is warning sign that I'm over doing it yet.

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touchofgrey
Oct. 14th, 2007 07:36 pm (UTC)
Hey, very good! I started my calendar three days after you did, so once I exercise today, we'll be dead even. ;-)

Why do you think your later weight goals are less realistic than your earlier ones?

I'd like to have a way to measure my body fat. Considering the fairly impressive (to me) amount of weight I've lost and the very impressive (to me) amount of muscle I've gained, I know the scale isn't telling the real story.
philoserf
Oct. 14th, 2007 11:24 pm (UTC)
The later numbers are very aggressive and are based upon statistical averages. I may not technically be able to meet BMI midrange and be healthy. At my most fit, after I recovered from US Army Ranger School, I was still at the high end of the scale for my height. I may be a dense fellow.

I use an old Tanita scale that uses Bioelectrical Impedance.
touchofgrey
Oct. 15th, 2007 12:18 am (UTC)
At my current weight, I'm at a medium-high area of normal BMI. At my target, I'll be right in the middle. Given how muscular I'll be by then, though, I don't even know if I'll be getting to that target and if I do, I don't think my fat percentages will be the same as they were last time I was at that weight.

The BMI scale most definitely doesn't allow for a fairly high level of fitness.
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