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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Progress update

Well, I'm not sure if this really counts as an "update" per se, since I haven't really put anything up on the blog previously in this category, but who cares. I got up this morning and weighed myself, not something I do on a daily basis, and was pleased to see how the numbers came out. I weighed in at 226.6 pounds, but the number I was more concerned with was the body fat figure of 34.7%. That means I'm carrying around about 78.6 pounds of fat.

Then, since I had my calculator out, I played with some numbers (as any good geek is inclined to do). The first thing I did was figure out what would happen if I lost 50 pounds of pure fat. That would put my total weight at 176.6 pounds, my fat weight at 28.6 pounds, and my fat percentage at 16%. That's definitely more in the range I'd like to be for body fat, especially since I don't have dreams of being an elite athlete. However, 176.6 just seems a bit too skinny for my frame, so then I figured what it would be like if I was down to 28.6 pounds of fat with a total weight of 190. That drops the fat percentage to 15% and puts me at a reasonable weight overall.

I'm not super concerned about these numbers, I just find them interesting. My goal is to be healthy, which certainly means shedding some fat pounds, but I don't feel a need to have six-pack abs or to look like a fitness model.

And to show you just how much not like a model I don't mind being, here's a picture I took this morning.

It's kinda frustrating that these shorts fit as tight as they do because I bought them last September when I'd lost a good deal of weight and they were a bit loose then. Oh well. At the rate I'm going, it won't be long before they're kinda hanging off of me again.

I hope you're inspired. The progress I've made has encouraged me to keep going.

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