Beginning weight - 150 / BMI 26.57 / Body Fat 42.9%
Current weight - 141.8 / BMI 25.12 / Body Fat 39%
Goal weight - 125
Goal date, based on average since starting - January 20, 2010
Goal date, based on average in the last 30 days - December 25, 2009
Here is an average of my daily food intake for this past week:
105g Fat (65%)
17g net carbs, of which 13g came from veggies
I weigh on a body composition scale, so I can tell how much fat, muscle and water I have gained or lost.
Scale weight lost this week - 0.8 pounds
Fat lost this week - 0.6 pounds
Muscle lost this week - 0.1 pounds
Water lost this week - 0.1 pounds
Total scale weight lost since starting - 8.2 pounds
Since starting, I have lost 5.5% of my total body weight. I need to lose another 11.2%. I have lost 32.8% of the 25 pounds I need to lose.
According to my doctor, I needed to lose 35 pounds of fat, and gain 10 pounds of muscle. So far, I have lost 9.1 pounds of fat, and gained 0.9 pounds of muscle/water. The testosterone and weight lifting must be starting to work!
I've also been keeping track of my measurements on fitday. I measure every Sunday.
Neck 13.75 - 12.75 = 1 inch down
Bicep 11.75 - 12.00 = 1/4 inch up
Forearm 9.00 - 9.00 = same
Chest 38.25 - 37.00 = 1-1/4 inch down
Midriff 33.00 - 31.50 = 1-1/2 inches down
Waist 31.50 - 29.50 = 2 inches down
Navel 39.25 - 36.00 = 3-1/4 inches down (the heart health zone, so this is great!)
Hips 42.00 - 39.75 = 2-1/4 inches down
Thigh 24.50 - 22.50 = 2 inches down
Calf 14.50 - 14.00 = 1/2 inch down
Total gained this week - 3/4 inch
Total lost since starting - 15-3/4 inches
Slow weight loss is better than no weight loss! Slow losers, take heart!
At Colette's advice, I dropped my calories down to the lowest end of minimum, and, as soon as I did that, I immediately started losing. In the last couple of weeks, I did start trying to increase my calories, but started gaining again. Again, Colette advised me to decrease them again, and I started losing the next day. I guess I may have to stay here for awhile...
I am taking my supplements, including Acetyl L-carnitine, drinking 84 oz. of water each day.
I started a new routine at the gym. I work my arms/back twice per week, and my legs/abdomen twice per week. I follow these by 10 minutes on the treadmill at 3.5 mph, then 5 minutes of cool down, followed by stretching. Once per week, I do interval speeds (1 minute at 2 mph and 1 minute at 4 mph) on the treadmill for 25 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of cool down, followed by stretching. I do a 1-hour Hatha Yoga class twice per week.