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Postby Bri3626 » Mon May 21, 2007 7:53 am

Today is the big start!

Weight- 205
BMI- 27 Overweight classification
Waist to hip ration (WHR) - 1.02 heart disease risk elevated. should be under 0.9
Waist- 42 inches (holy crap!) :oops:

Geez its amazing how this can sneak up on you. Fit most of my life and went to pot the last 7 years. And I counsel patients regularly about diet and exercise. No calipers to measure body fat but I bet its 20-25% range.
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Postby samjackson » Tue May 22, 2007 5:35 am

Welcome to simplefit. Yes, our waists will expand if we let them. Good luck and keep us up to date on your progress.
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Postby Bri3626 » Tue May 22, 2007 4:05 pm

Thanks. I hope to just keep it going. Would like to stay consistent.
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Postby Admin » Tue May 22, 2007 6:39 pm

thats 99%, stay consistent and you will see great results.
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Postby Bri3626 » Wed May 23, 2007 3:03 pm

So far so good!! I'm a whopping 3 days into it!! Look out people!!
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Postby Bri3626 » Fri May 25, 2007 4:47 am

I actually found my calipers. Decided to post just for "the science" of it. Basically, though, I'm going by how fit I'm getting in the WOD's. I did two different measurements:

Jackson/Pollock 3 = 24%

Tape measure = 31%

Big difference between the two eh? Tape is fairly inaccurate I think. I'm a pencil neck so my ratio is automatically higher. Anyway I'm just going to use this as a measure since we use it in our organization.
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Postby Admin » Fri May 25, 2007 6:30 am

2 other very simple strategy's

1 measure around the belly at the navel and simply use that as a way to watch progress works well

2 jump up and down in down in front of a mirror, anything not used for reproduction that bounces is excess fat.
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Postby samjackson » Fri May 25, 2007 8:10 am

I just want to note that method number 2 does not apply to women. :)
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Postby Bri3626 » Fri May 25, 2007 12:50 pm

HAHAHAHAHAHA i LIKE THE MIRROR METHOD!
*afk to check self.... .... ....


Gahhhhhhhh!!!!!!! Wait!! I DONT LIKE THE MIRROR METHOD! :lol:

I'm going to use em just as reference points for this but for me seeing the waist disappear will be enough.
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Postby Bri3626 » Wed May 30, 2007 7:21 am

Weigh in today: 203
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Postby Bri3626 » Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:12 am

Hmm 3rd week. Guess thats progress heh.
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Postby Admin » Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:24 am

90% of this is you just keep coming back especially after the initial excitement wears off.
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Postby dgkimpton » Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:38 am

Keep at it Bri, you're not alone out there and you're head and shoulders ahead of those who don't even try.

We are all pulling for you - keep at it :D
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Postby Bri3626 » Tue Jun 05, 2007 4:27 am

Thanks guys. Appreciate the encouragement. Interestingly enough I weighed in yesterday and gained a pound. I'm figuring thats probably a little more solid weight as opposed to fat gain. Two people said I was looking a lot slimmer.

Gonna keep reading my quote every day heh and make it mine.


Lets see also did 5 pullups pretty easy on L2D3 right off the bat the other day. Little bit of a struggle on the 5th one but I didn't want to fatigue out. Did it in the rain too so that presented a gripping challenge.

So all in all progress is going quicker than I thought. I was struggling at two and went to five easy in a couple weeks. Hard to believe so much time can pass so quickly and you can get unfit so fast.

You know when I left the Marine Corps in 1985 I was doing 17-20 pullups easy and my 3 mile run best time was 19:28. I run about a 10 minute mile now.

I'm going to continue this program and test myself in about a year and see how I do (if I stick with it that is).

Can't say enough how much I like your site and ideas. Thanks.
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Postby Admin » Tue Jun 05, 2007 7:08 am

The tape is allot better than the scale, you are probably putting on some muscle with the progress you are repoting and muscle weighs allot more than fat.
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