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4/10/13 12:28 P
Although you need to know how much you weigh to correctly estimate your caloric burn in cardiovascular exercises, your weight is not a reliable measure of the amount of fat you have. As M@L pointed out, what matters is the body fat %. Either get it tested or at least take measurements of body parts (most notably chest, belly, hips and thighs) once every month for a reliable way to monitor your progress in reaching a healthy body fat %.
After 2 months away from exercise due to major surgery, I've been back at it for 6 weeks and have really upped my workouts as I begin training for a 13.1. Here's the issue, since my return, the scale show at least a 5 lb weight gain. With an upcoming check-up soon, I can already hear my doctor say exercise, watch what you eat, and loose weight. Really!!! Non-scale victories continue to reveal theirselves to me, but how can you make most doctors understand this. Thank you very any suggestions/encouragement.
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