May 21, 2007 at 3:53 pm #105261
Today is the big start!
BMI- 27 Overweight classification
Waist to hip ration (WHR) – 1.02 heart disease risk elevated. should be under 0.9
42 inches (holy crap!) 😳
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.May 22, 2007 at 1:35 pm #110125samjacksonParticipant
Welcome to simplefit. Yes, our waists will expand if we let them. Good luck and keep us up to date on your progress.May 23, 2007 at 12:05 am #110126 Thanks. I hope to just keep it going. Would like to stay consistent.May 23, 2007 at 2:39 am #110127 thats 99%, stay consistent and you will see great results.May 23, 2007 at 11:03 pm #110128 So far so good!! I’m a whopping 3 days into it!! Look out people!!May 25, 2007 at 12:47 pm #110129 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.May 25, 2007 at 2:30 pm #110130
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.May 25, 2007 at 4:10 pm #110131samjacksonParticipant
I just want to note that method number 2 does not apply to women.May 25, 2007 at 8:50 pm #110132 HAHAHAHAHAHA i LIKE THE MIRROR METHOD!
afk to check self …. …. ….
Gahhhhhhhh!!!!!!! Wait!! I DONT LIKE THE MIRROR METHOD!
I’m going to use em just as reference points for this but for me seeing the waist disappear will be enough.May 30, 2007 at 3:21 pm #110133
Weigh in today: 203June 4, 2007 at 1:12 pm #110134 Hmm 3rd week. Guess thats progress heh.June 4, 2007 at 3:24 pm #110135 90% of this is you just keep coming back especially after the initial excitement wears off.June 4, 2007 at 5:38 pm #110136dgkimptonParticipant 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 itJune 5, 2007 at 12:27 pm #110137
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.June 5, 2007 at 3:08 pm #110138
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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