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Final LiveFit Measurements

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Well here they are… actual results from a regular chick who went from obese and relatively sedentary in 2011 to doing LiveFit for the first time in 2012. I am pretty happy with these numbers and happier still that I rid myself of not one, but the TWO fat rolls off my back. I still have a way to go to having my old body back (circa 2008), but for 12 weeks (or 16 if you want to count my January efforts as well), I couldn’t be more pleased.
• Starting Weight Jan 1, 2012: 153 #
• Starting BMI: 30

• LiveFit starting weight (Feb 3, 2012): 145 #
• LiveFit Starting BMI: 28.4 (overweight)

• Final Weight upon completing 12 weeks of LiveFit: 134 #
• Final BMI: 26.2 (still overweight)

11 pounds lost in 12 weeks.
I think this is really great, particularly considering I added muscle and had that now-infamous (ingrained in my brain lest I forget the lesson) Foodie Weekend 5# weight gain. I actually lost 16 pounds if you consider that I had to lose 5 of them TWICE! I’d be happier if I could say I was no longer ‘overweight’, but its progress. I need to lose 7 more pounds before I’m a healthy BMI. That will be my goal for the next 8 weeks.

The rest of the measurements I started tracking with LiveFit. Now with Body Fat, I’m not being all precise- I’m out of range enough that I think just tracking using a consistent algorithm will be fine. The results of different formulas WIDELY vary, so I chose the LEAST generous one (i.e. giving me the highest % when I started) – the US Navy algorithm.
• Starting Body Fat %: 38.7%
• Current: 31.2%
• Goal for June 2012: Less than or equal to 29%

The rest, in order of percentage of size reduction:
• Arms (right): 14 inches down to 12.25 inches (1.75” or 12.5% smaller) I could easily take 2-4 more inches off here. Wow, I didn’t realize they were so huge!
• Waist: 34.0 inches down to 30.25 inches (3.75” or 11% smaller)
• Neck: 14.5 inches down to 13 inches (1.5” or 10.3% smaller)
• Hips: 41.5 inches down to 37.25 inches (4.25” or 10.2% smaller)
• Thighs (right): 25.5 inches down to 23 inches (2.5” or 9.8% smaller)
• Shoulders: 43.5 inches down to 39.75 inches (3.75” or 8.6% smaller)
• Calves (right): 15 inches down to 14 inches (1” or 6.7% smaller)
• Chest: 38.25 inches down to 36.75 inches (1.5” or 3.9% smaller)
• Forearms: 10 inches down to 9.5 inches (1/2 inch or 2.6% smaller)

TOTAL INCHES LOST: 20.5

Sorry, the pix will have to wait... probably until Saturday- running out for Training hill hike tonight to prep for the Swiss Alps...

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  • v B-ROCK74
    Amazing, good job. As a trainer told me, if you woke up tomorrow and had the body of megan fox (or jamie eason) cut, fat free, toned, hot.... And you stepped on a scale and it said 400 lbs and the bmi scale was off the chart, you were healthy body fat, and perfect blood work, with no health problems, do you care?
    I said, got it...measurements and body fat first, then worry about the burn off. You are moving in right direction even if that bmi chart says overweight.
    Thanks for moddin the livefit group and advice....good luck reaching your goal and congrats on the results to date!
    1304 days ago
  • v SAVAGEAMY
    Amazing and wonderful results!!!! So inspiring!
    1578 days ago
  • v OFFDREA
    That is a LOT OF INCHES!!! WOW!
    1580 days ago
  • v FITWITHIN
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    1581 days ago
  • v TOTALREDO2013
    Love you are tracking details!!! I do the same thing.
    1581 days ago
  • v ISHIIGIRL
    Wow, great results. You really killed it!
    1582 days ago
  • v STFRENCH
    This is amazing progress!! emoticon
    1582 days ago
  • v RSTM99
    That's incredible! Nicely done! When you see results like that it's a great reminder that we do have control over how our bodies can look like when the effort is made - and you MADE it! Thanks for sharing our journey there :)
    1582 days ago
  • v INGMARIE
    Awesome emoticon you have done great, lots of hard work emoticon
    Such an inspiration woohoo
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    1583 days ago
  • v BEBELEIGH
    You're kickin' butt and takin' names! Absolutely awesome job!!!!! That's a hell of a lotta loss. Thank you for inspiring me to keep going.
    1583 days ago
  • v KKC-318
    This is FANTASTIC! I am just as envious as K! Your goals are so precise!

    I'm with K- so proud of you!!

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    1583 days ago
  • v K-GETTING-FIT
    There you go making me tear up again. That is awesome. All this and you are so powerful. You are just a little thing. You are where I want to be!!! You are inspiring me to kick some a$$. I mean it LFF, I am so proud of you girl.
    Can't wait to see the pics and the hair:)

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    I would put every darn postitive emoticon up there for you!!!
    1583 days ago
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