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