Time for me to do a cut...
- 01-12-2009, 09:24 AM
Well, I made it through my weekend away and managed to stick to my diet (for the most part..And DCP did its job!). The scale showed me at 211 this morning, and (I think) my belly is looking noticeably leaner. Wasn't able to track my calories over the weekend, but back to Fitday today. Its Chest day at the gym. Taking off in just a few.
- 01-12-2009, 09:30 AM
- 01-12-2009, 11:45 AM
01-12-2009, 01:12 PM
01-12-2009, 01:25 PM
Thanks for all the support. It really is appreciated!
Had a pretty good day at the gym, although time was limited and getting that half-hour of cardio in was my main priority. Ended up being 25 minutes, but that was ok. My boy got me a heartrate monitor and it showed I was at 67% of my max based on my age, etc during the session so that should be in the range to burn fat.
01-12-2009, 03:06 PM
01-15-2009, 09:07 AM
Scale said 209 this morning. Thats 2 more down the drain. I'll post measurements later today, both tape measure and caliper. I had to find a new way to do the caliper measurements. The directions that came with it have me at 6.5% and I know that is impossible. Its just having me measure in an area that I don't carry much fat. My fiancee found a few other sites that use multiple areas (with the same calipers) so I think that will give a much better overall picture. Right now if I had to guess, I'd say I'm at about 15-17%. We'll see how close my guess is.
01-15-2009, 10:06 AM
Well you are headed in the right direction. I think I would do a bod pod reading this time after my cut to get an accurate assesment. I've lost more muscle than I wanted coming off var and getting sick. So I'm disappointed there. But if I have to eat spaghetti squash and asparagus and cream of rice then I figure the bod pod will be a treat to myself.
01-15-2009, 10:14 AM
01-15-2009, 10:20 AM
www.bodpod.com its $25 for a visit and you get in a swim suit and put a hair cap on. Then you get in a machine and it measures your bodyfat and tells how much is muscle and how much is fat etc.. It only takes like 30 min for the whole visit from changing to them going over your reading. It is as accurate as the water ones.
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01-18-2009, 03:33 PM
Been working overtime at the security job, and the computer business has picked up again. Haven't had much time to log anything. The scale is still going the right direction though. Seems to me I'm loosing weight kinda fast, but strength is up in the gym, so not going to worry about that right yet. Scale said 205 this morning, that was just as I woke up so I'm sure I was a bit dehydrated, but thats a 15 pound drop since the 1st.
Will try to post new pics tomorrow, and will hopefully (finally) get caliper and tape measurements posted.
01-19-2009, 10:24 AM
01-19-2009, 10:47 AM
01-19-2009, 12:46 PM
Ok. I had my fiancee help me take caliper readings. Now, something MUST be wrong. I got the Accu-Measure Fitness 3000 calipers from NP. According to the chart that came with that, I'm at 6.7% body fat. I do NOT believe that. I figgure I'm at least 15%. So, we found a few other sites on the net that can be used with the same calipers. I went to this site: http://www.linear-software.com/online.html and used the Jackson/Pollock 7 Caliper Method. It came up even leaner. Here are the readings we got:
Thigh 1.5mm (I have very lean legs)
Put in my age as 45, and my body weight at 207. It says I'm at 3.99% bodyfat
If anyone has any suggestions please let me know. I thought calipers were supposed to be pretty accurate, but I don't think so anymore.
01-19-2009, 01:10 PM
Oh. Here's the tape measurements:
Around the love handles: 39.75"
Chest: 43" (unflexed-cold)
Shoulders 51" (Unflexed-cold) Are you supposed to go all the way around on shoulder measurement?
Right Bicep: 15" (Unflexed-cold)
Left Bicep: 15"
Right Thigh: 24"
Left Thigh: 24.5"
Right Calf: 15.5"
Left Calf: 15.25"
01-19-2009, 01:21 PM
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01-19-2009, 04:13 PM
01-19-2009, 10:53 PM
Thanks guys! Didn't make it to the gym today because of snow and other obligations, but hitting it tomorrow for sure. Chest/tri's and cardio is the plan. Probably no school tomorrow so my boy will be with me. Always good having him there to help spot me and vica/versa.
01-27-2009, 01:41 PM
Weight loss has slowed quite a bit, but I haven't had much time to do cardio either, so I'm sure thats the problem. Between my business and the weather just haven't had much time at the gym. I was at 204 pounds this morning.
My Eviscerate came in on Saturday. Added a bit of Clen to it so we'll see what happens with that now.
I've tracked everything I've eaten with Fitday. Here's a breakdown since 1/1/09
AVG. Calories per day: 2019
AVG. Protein per day: 194 grams, 38%
AVG. Carbs per day: 135 grams, 27%
AVG. Fat per day: 80 grams, 34% almost all fat has come from EVOO, Fish oils, Lecithin, and ground flax seeds and nuts.
01-28-2009, 07:29 PM
01-30-2009, 07:42 AM
Had a planned Cheat meal last night. We went out for my fiancee's birthday dinner. Chinese Buffet (OUCH) Didn't do too bad though. Took DCP before and after, tried to keep portions reasonable (Although the General Tso's Chicken kept calling my name)
I was pleasantly surprised to wake up this morning and get on the scale and find it said 203.
Probably wont make it to the gym today, but will do the stairs at work tonight with my weight vest to get some cardio in.
01-30-2009, 07:55 AM
Good job man, you're an older dude and changing diets and excercising can be tough sometimes, for anyone.
Just wanted to congratulate you.
Hope you get better results!
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