Tuesday, January 19, 2010

2009 Weight Loss

BFL Challenge

12 Week Challenge
December 14 to March 7

In the first week and a half I went from 176.4 lbs 18% bodyfat to 176.6 lbs 16.1% body fat. Thats 3.3 pounds of fat lost and 3.5 pounds of muscle gained. My goal is 12% body fat by the end of the challenge.

Week 1 Measurements
Weight :182
Body Fat: 17.9%
Chest: 39
Arms: 13.75
Hips: 38
Waist: 34
Thighs: 22
Calves: 17
Forearm: 11
Shoulder: 44
Neck: 15.5

Here are my before photos.
I will be taking photos the end of week 4, 8, and 12

Week 4 Update

Week 4 Measurements
Weight :173 (-9)
Body Fat: 14.7% (-3.2%)
Chest: 40 (+1)
Arms: 13.75
Hips: 38
Waist: 34.5 (+0.5)
Thighs: 23 (+1)
Calves: 17
Forearm: 11
Shoulder: 45.5 (+1.5)
Neck: 16 (+0.5)

I keep all my stats in a spreadsheet. I have not changed in lean body mass. It has gone from 149.4 to 147.4 but my body fat percentage monitor has some error to it. I would like to get back to 160 lean body mass I had when I was very overweight. Lost 10 lbs lean body mass losing 80lbs before I found Body-for-Life.

"What Gets Measured, Gets Improved"

Fat-suit of self loathing

As I look back upon my journey so far I can see that my weight problem was caused by a negative self image. I just thought I was fat when I was overweight but when I lost the weight I still felt like the same fat person on the inside. I was reading a blog and found the perfect description of what I had been feeling. I had a fat suit of self loathing still lingering around. I would blush or be shy when someone gave me a compliment. I would get uneasy moving thru big crowds. I would completely shut down and be shy around strangers and new people. I was sabotaging myself in social situations and creating stress I did not need. Luckily I found the love of my life and she helped me feel whole, confident, and somewhat sexy. I have trouble looking as myself objectively and she gives me a positive outside perspective.