Sunday, July 20, 2008

Slow and Steady

Six Month Progress Report.

I'm not sure how to interpret these numbers except to say I am determined to keep going.

My weight loss slowed a lot in the second quarter. Part of that is just the natural tempo of weight loss. Part of it is because my cardio training stopped almost completely after I hurt my calf. I'm back on the road now, and running slow and steady. The third quarter should see a lot more fat burning that the second.

The biggest changes are in my biggest problem areas. Waist, Hips, and Thighs all have slimmed and tightened considerably - though an objective observer would hardly describe any of them as "tight" just yet. My chest measurement hasn't changed much, but trust me, the shrinking man-boobs tell a whole different story.

I think it's weird that my right arm is so much bigger that the left. I would prefer to be symmetrical, but I'm not far enough along to worry too much about fine tuning my physique. Maybe next year.

The two big numbers for me are Body Fat Percentage, and Lean Body Mass. I am shocked and delighted at the amount of lean weight I have added. Not so happy with the way way the body fat percentage hovers between 31 and 32. Again, I expect my return to cardio training will make a big difference there. In my opinion, if I take care of these two metrics, weight will take care of itself.

I am grateful for the second chance God is giving me. When I left the gym today, a lady smiled and said "You're doing a great job. Y0u should be proud. Have a good day."

I smiled and thanked her, "Oh thanks, Ma'am. I'm having a great day!"




Body Fat %

Lean Mass

Resting HR


L Biceps15.516182.5
R Biceps1616.5193.0
L Forearm12.512.25130.5
R Forearm131313.750.75
L Thigh29.53026(3.5)
R Thigh303026(4.0)
L Calf20.252020(0.25)
R Calf20.52020(0.5)

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