168 pounds, 20% Body Fat (34 pounds of fat)

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Aug 312012
 

Another 6 pounds down in 6 weeks, so my usual slow average of one pound a week.  As I get closer to my goals it seems to get harder and harder.  I have a carb restricted diet of a max of 25 (healthy) carbs a day and the rest is fat and protein.  As of this measure I slide from “overweight” to “normal” using the US Navy Body Fat calculator using parameters of height of 5’9, weight 168, neck 15 inches and waist at belly button of 35.

This brings my total weight loss to 77 pounds.

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174 pounds, 23% Body Fat (40 pounds of fat)

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Jul 112012
 

I pushed my weight down 6 pounds in the last two months by adopting a more radical low carb lifestyle.  I started on this road when I read a book called “Why we get fat” by Gary Taubes.  I have eliminated all sources of sugar (direct or indirect) from my life and eat basically vegetables and meats.  It has been difficult to adjust to athletics on no carbs but I am past the worst of it now.

 Posted by at 12:16 pm

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”

 Posted by at 12:12 pm

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