Monday, December 18, 2006

BigAssSuperstar: Un-Weighted: Week Thirteen

Half-way through, and I'm not looking forward to this week's entry, because it's measurement time ... and, as I expected, it was a tough week in the food and gym department. Tough not to eat the food. Tough to go to the gym. I worked out once and ate many times. Much bad food. Little good sweating.

On the good-news side, I was thrilled to be thin enough to shop at the Gap again! I've had a Gap gift card in my wallet for a long time now. My friends got together and generously bought me some credit there for my 30th birthday in the hopes that I'd tune up my attire to match my age. Unfortunately, I was just too bloody fat to fit the clothes -- everything but the jeans stops at size 38. Well, I went shopping for something nice to wear to the company Seasonal Holiday Festive party, and came away with a kick-ass outfit that ended up costing me a mere portion of the ticket price, thanks to that years-ago birthday gift. As much as I dread shopping, I could envision shopping at the Gap again once I de-bulge some more.

Anyway, on to the measurement section of the show.

Mid-way measurements (initial measurements in parentheses):

  • Height: 5'7" (not expected to change)
  • Weight: 213 pounds (220)
  • Body fat (on electronic scale): 38% (40.1%)
  • Chest: 45" (44.5")
  • Biceps: 11.25" (12")
  • Waist: 44.5" (47")
  • Thighs: 23.5" (25")
  • Neck: 17" (17 3/8")

Start weight: 220 pounds
Last week: 213
This week: 213
Change: 0
Total loss: 7 pounds

So, that's how it stands half-way through the journey. It's clear I'm not going to get anywhere close to the original goal. That's part of the lesson of this project. But, if I kick it up a bit, I think I can lose another 10-15 before the deadline.

Any math wizards in the audience who can do the quick scale weight vs. body fat percentage calculations to illustrate how much of my loss has been fat? I know it's not tricky math, but I'm more Mac than PC when it comes to stats.

2 comments:

  1. Hey Scott....don't say "it's clear I'm not going to get to the original goal".....saying that stuff almost guarantees that you will never make it. Keep going, man, there aren't enough people that are concerned with their health these days. Good Luck!

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  2. Well done sir.

    I believe the math goes like this:
    You were 220lbs with 88.22lbs of body fat. Now you are 213lbs with 80.94lbs of body fat. So you actually lost 7.28lbs of body fat and added 0.28lbs of muscle mass.

    This math is probably flawed but it has a nice "feel good" factor, so go with it.

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