Saturday, January 19, 2008

New measurements

Didn't get a chance to weigh in this morning before my workout. But I got some new measurements to show some of the progress I'm making. The last time I measured, my average weight was 224.76 lbs., and today my average is 219.64 lbs. So these are with only a 5 pound change in total weight. The measurements were taken about a month and a half apart.

Bicep: 14.75" (-1.25")
Waist (flexed): 39.5" (-1.5")
Waist (relaxed): 41.25" (-1")
Neck: 17" (-.5")
Hips: 41" (same)
Wrist: 7.5" (-.25")
Thigh: 26" (+1")
Calf: 16.5" (same)
Chest (flexed): 45" (-.5")
Chest (relaxed): 42.5" (-.5")

I'm pretty happy with those numbers. It looks like my biceps got bigger from re-introducing them to weights (started out at 15"), then they got smaller as I starting burning the fat on top of them. I'm very happy with my waist measurement, and I'm really glad my neck is smaller as well (it's always been a hassle finding shirts to fit my neck).

My thighs have gotten bigger, but they were already pretty lean (I don't tend to put on much fat around my thighs or butt). All the squats I've been doing must be beefing them up a bit. They feel like steel girders now.

It seems like the reason my weight is dropping so slowly is that I'm not losing any muscle, only pure body fat. This is great news, because I want to stay muscular as I drop down, but it's also a little frustrating from a psychological standpoint as I don't lose actual weight as quickly as many others.

I wanted to take some new pictures, but I need to buy some new rechargeable batteries for my camera as the ones I was using won't hold a charge any more. Hopefully I can have something up soon.


Rob Tucker said...

I know that balance between weight loss and muscle gain all too well - it's more mental than anything. To me, I just want the numbers to go down.

You're posting good numbers, man. Keep it going.

Jay said...

stick with the crossfit and zone, you won't even have to worry about the numbers.

Nice job though :)