Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Current measurements

Today I remembered the measurements that I took on Monday, so I wanted to post them before I forget:

Weight: 209 pounds
Body fat (measured by handheld bio-impedance device): 17.1%
Bicep: 14.5"
Thigh: 24.5"
Waist (relaxed): 38"
Waist (flexed): 36"
Chest (relaxed): 42.5"
Chest (flexed): 44.5"
Hips: 36.5"

I looked back at my info from a year ago, and I had 18.1% body fat at the same weight, so over the course of a year I gained 2 pounds of lean mass and lost 2 pounds of fat. Definitely not the best results ever, but still an improvement. If I kept that rate up for 10 years I would end up at 7.6% body-fat at 210 pounds. But that's still a bit slow for my tastes :) The most important measurement I'm looking to change is my waist measurement, since that's where a majority of my fat currently lives.

Today I weighed in at 206, so I'm down 3 pounds from Monday already. Blah blah, water weight, I know. Still feels good. Been drinking decaf coffee with organic heavy cream during the day (along with lots of water), and at night I've been having sparkling water with lime juice on the rocks, and some herbal tea. My sleep last night wasn't as good as the night before, and I had some crazy dreams, so there's still some adjusting going on internally. Today I'm fasting until at least 1PM, then I'll have some pot roast and some carne asada I made last night, along with some strawberries and olives.

I think the daily blogging is helping a lot, so I'm considering extending it another week to keep up the momentum.

1 comment:

Ripx180 said...

If the daily blog is working then keep it up. I certainly enjoy reading what other people are up to in regards to healthy living. Helps me keep my eye on the prize. Sounds like things are going well for you glad to see it.