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 couldnt 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! Id be happier if I could say I was no longer overweight, but its progress. I need to lose 7 more pounds before Im 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, Im not being all precise- Im 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%
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 didnt 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...