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April 5th, 2004
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I got on the fat analyzer...
did I mention this already? Because I've been going religiously 3 days a week and working out at an intense aerobic and anaerobic level, they told me that I fit under the "athletic" setting on the analyzer...now, I don't feel athletic, but I guess they mean compared to what I did before which was exactly nothing.

Anyway, the reading was 22%, meaning at 193 pounts I have a "lean body mass" of 151.5 pounds, which, presumably, I can increase somewhat through continued muscle building. I think what that means is that my ultimate target weight of 165 is achievable.

I plan on doing body fat measurements once a month from here on out, just so I can measure the trend...I think it's more meaningful than what the scale says. (That, and what the scale says hasn't been changing much....yet!)

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From:eeedge
Date:April 5th, 2004 12:25 pm (UTC)
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Well done you!

I was disheartened at the end of my first month at Curves to find that my weight and body fat were the same, even though they said that I'd "lost" four inches. For all I know, that's just the difference in people doing the measurements.

I'll keep going for another month, at least, to see if that changes. I find that months that I get way too little sleep (like last month), I seem to gain weight anyway. (That's apparently a documented phenomenon. If you aren't sleeping enough, you don't produce enough of the hormone that tells you that you're full.)
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From:happypete
Date:April 5th, 2004 12:42 pm (UTC)

it will change..

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my trainer assures me...

but you are rigth--there are two factors that both my Covey coach and the lead personal trainer at the Y have cited--adequate hydration (what they call "adequate" feels like drinking from a fire hose--and if you're a male, being a fire hose--until your body adjusts) and appropriate rest.

I'm doing okay on hydration--keep forgetting to rest.

oh--and WW would add "portion control," which basically means measuring out what you're putting in rather than relying on the faulty measure of "feeling full," which can obviously be impacted by more factors than how many calories one consumes...
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