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Composition Body Weight?

Monday, January 24, 2011

I have seen many articles here in SparkPeople that goes over this same information, but thought I would post this Website showing a little twist on how it is presented. The title of the article is "Scale Subterfuge: Does Body Weight Matter?" The article is written for women but can very well be for men. Basically the article is saying you can get 2 people with the same BMI, and height, weight. Except one as a weightlifter with low body-fat and lean muscle vs the other one with who is obese with more body fat.
Great article and read:

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PLATSUZIE 2/20/2011 6:03PM

    Nice article.

I'm doing a summary for myself, and I quote: "Seriously – weight changes really are no more important than improvements in mood, digestive system health, complexion, VO2 max, pain, etc."

(Then the chart; things I understand: "energy-levels, body fat percentage, muscle tone, hunger, resting HR, strength, quality-of life, pain-reduction, fatigue". Things that I don't understand: "V02 max", I'll research a bit. Ways of measuring/visual cues: "skin folds, calipers, scale".

Whew, quite a bit here... Bottom line, for me this is a BIG PICTURE, way of life, not a diet at all. Nice reminder, helps me know that I am on track in many areas even though I'm not paying lots of attention to the scale. I believe "scale weight" will fall into line when the other puzzle pieces are given the attention they require.

Back to the article.

"In fact, it’s only when you note concurrent improvements across all these domains that you are appreciably improving an individual’s cellular function, which is the real “secret” to fat loss, decreased risk of chronic disease, and improved well-being."

How does this make Sparkies feel?

Feels so good! As I would think being in the top five members of "February Spark Points" and "Exercise Minutes" in the "Oregon Group" would as well.

That description fits you today, Congratulations!

And thanks again for sharing informative, cellular level, progress checking article.

One other thing stands out and I just can't ignore. I hope all people, women in particular, reading this see what I do in the three various sized, bare women. Each size is truly beautiful (and I hope the other areas of their life are as beautifully in line for them).

Likely that is the case as when we are out of align the weight tends to illustrate on the outside what is felt on the inside.

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SUNNYNICCI 2/3/2011 12:32PM

    oh, what a great link! I was actually pretty happy with how I looked at size 12, but didn't feel healthy and fit. Curves are good, but so are lasting healthy habits! I periodically ask my husband if HE thinks I am getting too thin... he always puts his hands on my hips and says "nope, you've still got something to hold on to".

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LORIBEL1 1/25/2011 10:20AM

    Thanks for the link, Chuck! That is interesting.

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DUFFYDYER 1/24/2011 8:14PM

    Thanks Chuck! Good article. Now if I could just get that personal trainer!!!!

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GAYEMC 1/24/2011 5:24PM

    Interesting article Chuck. The good news, I don't fall in to the skinny/fat category, lol!

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CBAILEYC 1/24/2011 2:59PM

    That's a good article, thanks for pointing it out Chuck!

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TUBLADY 1/24/2011 1:04PM

    It's nice to read opinions of others.
When I weighted the same as my football playing grandson, he was muscle, I was fat.
It didn't take a rocket scientist to tell that.
I have my body mass calculated, so I know as of Jan. 10th 2011, what the fat ratio is, the muscle mass, etc.
In 5 months it will be catculated again, I am sure the readings will reflect loss of body fat and build up of muscle.
The scales don't tell the whole story.
But most people can look and feel their bodies and know what is fat and what is muscle.
There are different body types too.
But just because you are big bones doesn't mean you will naturally be larger in body fat .
Don't just base your loss on the scale, it's how you feel, how you want to look, how your clothes fit, it's all part of the process .
That's what makes us so unique and individuals. We are not Barbie dolls, cut from the same mold.
Take care and Spark on.

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MOMGABE 1/24/2011 1:01PM

    Interesting article. Thanks for sharing.

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One Year Anniversary with Spark!!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

emoticon I will reflect more later of my journey with SparkPeople over the past year. But I wanted to give myself a 1 year trophy.
The year has flown by quickly but I am 60 lbs. lighter. It has been a lot of hard work and more still in the future. This coming May 1, 2011... I hope to be on a maintenance plan, but need to get these little progress goals knocked in the head first.
More to come later. Heading for the gym.. emoticon

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HONEYMUFFIN1923 1/30/2011 12:54PM

    Happy Anniversay!!

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CAROLYN0107 1/20/2011 3:41PM

    emoticon for your SparkVersary and most of all for all the weight you have lost!

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GAYEMC 1/4/2011 8:52PM

    Congrats on your weight loss chuck, that's so awesome! I wish you all the best in 2011 (and maybe a new bike?)

But what I remember most about you is the great hug at your station during the H2C 2010. I had no idea that there was a group of bikers looking out for the runners. How awesome! You are a treasure in my book!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 1/3/2011 7:38PM

    Congrats on your one year anniversary! Thanks for you comments on my blog, good luck writing your goals.

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    Way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!

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BMRBUDDY 1/2/2011 5:30PM

    That is a FANTASTIC accomplishment!

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GOBBLEGIRL523 1/1/2011 8:46PM

  Way to go! 1 year is quite an accomplishment!

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The New Year is Upon Us!!

Friday, December 31, 2010

Have a Happy & Healthy New Year!! May the New Year bring you the ability to reach all your goals the safe and healthy way. I will be at my drawing board tweaking and adding new goals. Hope to be at goal-weight by May 1, 2011. Good luck to all. emoticon

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GAYEMC 1/1/2011 7:15PM

    I wish the same to you! You are turning into quite the iron man so I have no doubt you will be at goal weight soon. Here's to a great 2011!

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CBAILEYC 1/1/2011 1:29PM

    Happy new year to you and yours Chuck! Here's to a great year, and reaching your goal!
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BUGSMOM211 1/1/2011 10:38AM

    Backatcha! emoticon emoticon

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Love Spark & Women's Day!! :o}

Monday, December 20, 2010

Just read a "Daily Spark" article

Now I think I will need to read my wifes subscription to Women's Day!! Especially the 1st link:

I like the idea that this activity can help make me thinner, improve my health, get better sleep, boost my immune system ,Improve my mental health, relieve pain, help with bladder control and give me healthier skin.

I Emailed this article to my wife, highlighted it in her book, and put a piece of chocolate on the cover page. I am trying to project my concern for our health. I want to be a better healthier and well adjusted individual.

I hope it works!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CBAILEYC 12/21/2010 10:08AM

    Hee! I appreciate your .. dedication? to getting healthier Chuck!

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BMRBUDDY 12/20/2010 2:32PM

    That's funny! You got me chuckling! emoticon

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MUNCHIEMAGS 12/20/2010 12:02PM

    Your concern for our mutual health is heartwarming . . . .I'm sure there are no ulterior motives.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

I would like to give credit, when due, to the person I saw in a Blog. A specific line she used to describe how she assessed her current progress. I cannot seem to find her Blog! But the line seems appropriate for me now: "I am a lying liar that lies"!! I say this because I said, to myself, I was going to increase the intensity and duration of my workouts. After stepping onto the scale this morning I see where I found that 3#'s again I lost last week!! In fact it is the same 3#'s that keeps acting like a Yo-Yo for the past 3 months emoticon I am putting in the time but not the intensity that is required on a consistent basis. But to give myself credit, I still have maintained a 60 to 63#'s lost in that Yo-Yo period.

Having shoulder injuries, rotator cuff, in both arms has really hampered my strength exercises. I know strength is what builds the metabolism furnace that burns calories at rest but I have to find other ways to compensate. NancyAnne, a SparkFriend, told me how it really is and to quit re-injuring my shoulders by ignoring rest and the exercises that cause the problem. That was a couple of months ago and no improvement yet. So I need to step up my cardio "BIG-TIME" to compensate for lack of Strength exercise and get the calorie burn!!

So to be a Truthful" person and not a "Lying liar that lies" person I need to put my money where my mouth is.

I have joined another team to help with the intensity, duration, and consistency.

Goals: Run/Walk 5.51 miles every day (Equals the year 2011)
C25K Training. Continue training for 2 or 3 5K's in 2011
Eating Habits: Maintain healthy nutritious balanced meals
SparkPeople: Login everyday Nutrition and Fitness.
Interact with SparkTeams & read articles.

I know, for me, every plan need to have some flexibility built into my goals. Just like my calories and nutrition has "ranges" my goal need to have these ranges as well. I need these ranges in order to not to be a "Lying liar that lies". So I will initially set my range at 75%-100%. I will adjust my exercise program by adding or subtracting as my condition improves.

With this Blog I have to go WorkOut!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOVEMYLAPTOP 12/16/2010 9:47PM

    I was off line trying to maintain my weight loss without It didn't work. Two weeks ago I was sick in bed for a weekend and ate. The weight packed on like being in a mud sling. Over the weekend I planned my meals with, picked up kettlebells (my son became a kettlebell certified trainer in 2010), got more sleep, and these last 2 days 5# have fallen off. It gives me momentum to stay in the fight. I, like you, remind myself that although some weight hit me hard, I still maintained a 40+# loss. It takes a way lower number on the scale to get my attention than it used to. Also, I miss the stretching of the mind that goes with the stretching of the body. Milk & muscle movement do a BODY good. emoticon

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LORIBEL1 12/15/2010 12:27PM

    You can do it Chuck! Thanks for writing this blog. I could have written this about myself. Mine is my hip flexor, but all in all I could totally relate!

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GAYEMC 12/14/2010 12:12PM

    Sounds like you're talking yourself into some good motivation. Keep it up!

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KEAKMAN 12/14/2010 8:32AM

    You can do it!!

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MRILEY123 12/13/2010 6:46PM

    Go for it! I know you'll succeed!

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DARLENEK04 12/13/2010 5:08PM

  You can do it Chuck....look how far you have come...


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DUFFYDYER 12/13/2010 4:09PM

    You can do it Chuck! (BTW 60-63 pounds is awesome!)

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