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Pictures don't lie

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Yesterday I loaded a software program called 'Body Tracker" on my computer. It is to monitor my body progress. I used the tape measure for my measurements and it was calculated that my body fat is 24.93%. I would like to have a 20% body fat; that means I have about 8.5 pounds of fat to lose. That is about the same amount of weight I have gained this year.

One of the features is to add pictures, so I decided to take some front, side and back pictures. Oh, man, pictures don' t lie. I can definitely see where I need to lose that excess fat. The pictures clear show that it is excess. Need I say, THUNDER THIGHS!!! and my belly is bigger than I thought.

Last year I was at my lowest weight that I can remember. Although I am just 2 pounds heavier than I was in my early adult years, I am not comfortable at this weight (137.2). I know I gained weight this spring because I had an obsession with the Dairy Queen Peanut Buster Parfaits. I do not remember the last time I had one because when I looked up the nutritional information that was motivation enough for me to stop.

Now, I realize these extra pounds I gained since spring are most likely those 8 pounds of fat I need to lose. No, I tell myself now, it is not because of an increase in muscle as to why I can no longer get my skinny jeans past my thighs. My goal is to be able to wear my skinny jeans again.

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  • v LIV2RIDE
    I find that pictures are a better measure sometimes than the scale. The scale is just a number. I'll have to check out that program. It sounds interesting.
    1456 days ago
  • v RSSSLHB
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  • v WELLNESSME09
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  • v LASKIE2
    You are so right pictures don't lie. When I see photos and of myself, I always see areas in need of improvements. Don't you just love learning the calories amount of your favorite food, yuck!
    1456 days ago
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