Disappointing Body Fat Measurements
Thursday, December 24, 2009
While I've come a long way, I'm reminded that I still have a long way to go. My overall measurements are down, which is great news! However, my body fat calculations are still far, far from where I want to be.
While I haven't had my caliper measurements taken yet, tape measurements are usually close enough to estimate. I've had professional measurements taken before, then found a tape measurement formula that closely matched it. So I know it's in the ballpark. As of this morning, I still have about 33% body fat.
Crap, crap, crap.
Roughly, my body composition is about as follows:
Weight: 131 lbs
Body Fat: 43.23 lbs (33%)
Lean Mass: 87.77 lbs
Weight: 120 lbs
Body Fat: 26.4 lbs (22%)
Lean Mass: 93.6 lbs
Waist: 25 in
Hip: 35 in
Net Change Required for Goal:
Weight: -11 lbs
Body Fat: -16.83 lbs
Lean Mass: +5.83 lbs
Waist: -5 in
Hip: -4 in
So while I "only" have 10-11 pounds left to lose, I still have my work cut out for me.
I think while the winter months has me mostly home bound, I'm going to focus more on strength training and increasing muscle mass. Almost 6 lbs of muscle is tough for women to do. That's what I'm most worried about.
At the start of the new year, I may have to invest in a personal trainer again to help me build mass.
While this is bad news on a couple of fronts, at least I know where I stand for the new year. At least I have some goals to shoot for.