Body Fat Calculator

Sunday, May 06, 2007

So, I was looking around and did quite a few body fat calculations to see if the results would vary much. My body fat percentage is roughly 26%. It doesn't fall into the obese range, which is surprising because everything else freaking does! LOL. But what I thought was most interesting was that my lean body weight is 178 pounds. From what I've been reading, my ultimate goal should be about that.

It's weird because when I was in high school and weighed 160 lbs, I was SKINNY. Like bones sticking out skinny. I always wondered about those "healthy weight ranges".. because when I weighed 175 lbs, I felt I looked best... healthy and thin, but not sickly. It's weird to me that supposedly I should weigh between 130-150 lbs. I've always been curvy and that is never going to change. I think if I ever got that skinny I'd look sick. So, after I hit my 200 lb goal, I'm going for 175 lbs and I should be done. But I'll tackle that hurdle once I get to my goal weight.

If anyone is interested in calculating, this website is really neat. It gives you a lot of useful information based off the info you provide: http://www.hussmanfitness.org/

You will need to know your body fat percentage, which can be calculated here: http://www.inch-aweigh.com/cal

Post your results if you'd like to share! I found it to be somewhat motivating!!
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  • RUTHIE74
    Wow that was hot! The first one told me that I wasn't obese, and the second one told me I was of average weight! Flattery will get you everywhere! I was at 29% bodyfat, and it said my target weight was 157. When I was 157, I considered myself fat and was attending Weight Watchers...I was I want to say 20...and I wish I were so fat now. It is good to know, however. It said I had about 60 lbs to lose but I keep thinking it's more like 80...of course I've lost some since that original figure so we can average it to 70. Man, that's still a big number. Better to think of it in 10 lb increments! Thanks for the links though, those were cool!
    4059 days ago
    OK, those two links are two of the coolest weight-loss tools I have seen. According to the links, I am 29% fat and my lean weight would be 185. My goal was 175, so that totally works for me. The info about how many honest calories (and I have to stress the word honest to myself) is a do-able 1680-2040.

    Thanks so much for the helpful links.

    By the by, I love the color scheme and layout of your Sparkpage.

    4061 days ago
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