September 30, 2010 § Leave a comment
I don’t get too worried about bouncing around a few pounds–probably should only post this once a month. While I’m fairly confident in my scale’s consistency for weight, I’m not sure about the % body fat or % water. When i get a chance, I want to use health Central’s Home Body Fat Test that actually requires you to measure body parts as part of the calculation.
162.4 lbs, 20.1% BF (32.6 lb), and 54.7%.
I used a tape measure and used the website above. The downside to their site is that or some of the data entry, it only accepts integers. As such, I went through it twice, once rounding down, once rounding up, just to see the effect.
Body Fat, Rounding down: 15.1%
Rounding up: 16.6%
September 23, 2010 § Leave a comment
I have tried to lose weight for too long. Mostly, I hover around 160–I would like to get down to 155ish. Actually, I’m more interested in losing bulk around my midsection than weight but weight serves as a good proxy even though a mirror can quickly tell me what I need to know.
So I plan on starting to regularly post my weight/percent body fat/body fat weight/percent body hydration. Yesterday, I weighed in (on my $20 Taylor scale from Menards) at:
161.8 lbs, 20.1% BF (32.5 lb), and 54.6%.
My weight-management strategy is four-fold:
1) Drink a good amount (32oz) of water in the morning as I commute to work hoping to fill my belly with 0 calories and prevent any pseudo-weight loss in the form of dehydration.
2) I let myself be hungry at times.
3) Portion control–instead of eating until I’m stuffed, eat just until I’m not hungry.
4) Eat a lot of healthy filler–basically fruit and vegetables. The good stuff that I do not need to be concerned about eating.
I’m hoping for a sensible, 1 pound per month reduction. That would mean next spring I would have a little less to haul around when I run.