I talked with the Dr. and no he does not want me at 170 lbs or even trying to get to 180 lbs.. He would like for me to shoot for 190 lbs.
He agreed that the scale probably has its flaws but not a bad base to be using.
If my lean mass (muscle) is at 172 lbs well naturally you do not want to give up muscle mass to hit 172. The bone weight of 8 lbs puts your weight at 180 lbs and that is with your fat % at 0%.
If the fat % of 19.6% is the measurement he recommends me to lower this to 15% and see where I am at weight wise.
He seems to think that 190 lbs will be my best fit and healthy weight.
He also agreed that the true measure of fat % is the dunk water test but I am not a candidate to have this done ....... I'm not overly obese or have health issues because of my weight to have insurance to pay for the test. No, I will not pay for the test out of pocket.
I will change my goal to 190 lbs and see where i am at. If I think I can lose more without losing a lot of lean/muscle mass i will lose more.
I think I will be concentrating on that fat % and try to lose the fat lbs first
| current weight: 229.0