# 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...