ChristyLA's Journal, 17 May 2014

New scale. Stayed the same on the old scale. Says my body fat percentage is 31%. Yikes! That sounds like a lot.

Been sick since Wednesday, so I only worked out two days this week.

I'm so glad it's the weekend. I get to rest up and possibly have some fun too. Planning on doing some clothes shopping :)

Looking forward to getting back to working out when this stupid cold decides to leave me.

I hope you all have a good weekend.
169.4 lb Lost so far: 46.6 lb.    Still to go: 9.4 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 17 May 2014:
2276 kcal Fat: 114.80g | Prot: 163.85g | Carb: 144.87g.   Breakfast: Bananas, Tomatoes, Trader Joe's Raw Whole Cashews, It Works Greens, Dietz & Watson Muenster Cheese, Market Pantry Honey Mustard, Kraft Light Mayonnaise, Baby Spinach, Land O' Frost Applewood Smoked Turkey Breast, Golden Pita Original Middle Eastern Bread. Lunch: Happi House Beef Teriyaki, Dunkin' Donuts Iced Coffee with Skim Milk and Splenda (Medium), Chicken Breast Meat and Skin (Broilers or Fryers, Batter, Fried, Cooked), Pork Spareribs, Baked or Fried Coated Chicken Wing with Skin, Fried or Battered Breaded Floured Shrimp, Buttered Popcorn Popped in Oil, Egg Roll with Beef and/or Pork. Dinner: Shrimp, Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Milk. Snacks/Other: Bananas, Raspberries, Strawberries, Trader Joe's Creamy Unsalted Peanut Butter, Dannon Oikos Greek Nonfat Yogurt - Plain (Container). more...
2234 kcal Activities & Exercise: Standing - 1 hour, Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 10 minutes, Housework - 50 minutes, Shopping - 1 hour and 30 minutes, Resting - 11 hours and 30 minutes, Sleeping - 9 hours. more...
on diet ChristyLA's own diet   gaining 0.8 lb a week

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Aww...hope you start feeling a little better soon. When I miss my workouts I get irritable and my body an uncomfortable way - vs. hurting "good" when I lifted a bunch of heavy weight!  
17 May 14 by member: HCB
Feel better soon. 
17 May 14 by member: RoseTampa
I hope you're better now! As for the body fat percentage. Women have, as a rule, more than 10% of body fat than men of equivalent "fitness". That's one thing to take into account. Also, if you are measuring your body fat percentage on a bio-impedance scale, such as mine, do NOT drink ANY water before taking that measure because, at least my scale, will read all that water as fat lol. So don't worry too much about it. Ideally, you want to take a body fat percentage first thing after you wake up and using the bathroom and before drinking or eating anything :) Have a great weekend in spite of that cold! :) The most accurate indicative of your present shape is really your waist measure IMHO.  
17 May 14 by member: euheide
Sounds high. That's not bad. 20% is easy bikini body fat. Female bodybuilders in competitoin shape are 12-10% 
17 May 14 by member: northernmusician
Those 12-10% in females are equivalent to like 4% in males however ;) Those are really extreme measures to compare to! heheheh 
17 May 14 by member: euheide
Bodybuilders really go to extremes :) 
17 May 14 by member: euheide
As this pictures shows, 22% is already awesome looking! :) 
17 May 14 by member: euheide
That's "real" 22% though. Body fat scales are always a little inaccurate :P 
17 May 14 by member: euheide
I agree Euheide. Getting down to that low a body fat level is crazy hard. It's impossible to hold as well. Bodybuilders actually time their weight loss so that they hit their peak on the day of the contest. Some miss it by a day and they have no chance of winning. I'm loving the way I feel between 15 and 10%. I think I look fine at both of those %s as well. Everyone has different goals. I love lifting and it's my new reason to watch my weight. It's a reason to be vigilant. 
17 May 14 by member: northernmusician
Thanks for the well wishes, everyone. 
18 May 14 by member: ChristyLA
I'm definitely not aiming to be a bodybuilder, lol. When I looked up body fat percentages, my number is near the high end of "normal" for a woman, so I'm fine with that. Of course, it'll be great if I can get it lower. :) 
18 May 14 by member: ChristyLA
Go get 'em Christy. 
18 May 14 by member: northernmusician
Hope you felt well enough to do some clothes shopping! 
18 May 14 by member: skwhite
I will, NM :) Skwhite, even though I was still sick, I felt like getting out and doing things, so I did. Feeling significantly better today :) 
19 May 14 by member: ChristyLA


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