180 Pounds, 24% Body Fat (43 pounds of fat)

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Jun 112012
 

I have “undone” most of the weight I gained while I was injured.  I am recommitted to pushing my percent body fat down into “lean” category, no matter how long it takes and how hard that is to do. I am still “obese” by one chart and “overweight” on all other charts.  I need to get to under 21% fat to be at the high end of “normal”

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Major regression

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Mar 012012
 

In September 2011 I tore my Achilles tendon in a road race.  This sidelined almost all physical activity for 6 months during which time I slipped back to over 190 pounds.  I was able to do some light exercise by rowing and using a mounted stationary bike after about 3 months, but it was a far cry from the 30 miles a week of running I was doing.  I also basically got depressed and sat on a couch and played video games and ate crap.

In February I was able to resume an active lifestyle and I started to push my weight back down.

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190 Pounds, 26% Body Fat (50 pounds of fat)

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Apr 202011
 

Well its official. I am stuck at 190.  I spent the last 7 months training for and running the Boston Marathon, running more than 800 miles in the process… and I lost only 7 pounds.  I wish I could explain it, but I can’t.  I had hoped the weight would melt off me like ice cream on a hot day.

BTW I tested the percent body fat 3 different ways including calipers, impedance fat machine and the James method (with neck and waist measurements).

 Posted by at 11:51 am

197 pounds, 27% Body Fat (54 pounds of fat)

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Oct 102010
 

Weight loss is slowing down to a glacial pace.  That was 3 pounds in almost 2 months.  I am now running quite a few miles per week as well as cycling.  I eat a low calorie, sensible diet so it is frustrating to me that progress is so slow.  But, progress is progress!

 Posted by at 11:46 am

212 Pounds, 30% Body Fat (64 pounds of fat)

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Apr 202010
 

I added cycling to my activities and find that I can get the heart rate up and hold it for longer than I can when I go jogging.  I have bumped the walking to 3 miles a day.  I am hungry all the time but only 4 pounds down in the last month. I am starting to see a real difference in how I look and feel however, so I am not overly disappointed in the slow progress.

 Posted by at 11:32 am

220 pounds, 32% Body Fat (70 pounds of fat)

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Feb 062010
 

For this 10 pounds I started jogging and logging the food that I ate.  I found http://caloriecount.about.com quite helpful in tracking calories and getting support from other dieters.  At this point I was following the adage “decrease calories and increase exercise” espoused by so many health care advocates.  I remember being hungry a lot and weak fairly often.

The sad part is that I hardly look any different between 230 and 220 pounds.  I remember I felt very discouraged about that.  I wish I knew then what I know now about weight loss.

 Posted by at 8:55 pm