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30 January 2013

Rethinking my whole approach here...

Society, including this website, focuses on weight. But really, isn't this about the ratio of muscle-to-fat?

Several weeks ago I went on a business trip and did not seriously lift weights for about 2-3 weeks. Thought I would gain weight, but to my surprise, I lost 1.6 lbs!

However, a measurement of my waist revealed that it was exactly the same. A measurement of my chest also revealed that I had lost an inch. My 1.6 lbs of weight loss was pure muscle.

So now I'm re-thinking everything. For someone actively running and lifting, why am I tracking weight at all? Perhaps I should be focusing more on chest and waist measurements.

I've also started reading a book, "You on a Diet", that states that your waist measurement is better predictor of overall health than weight.

30 January 2013

Weigh-in: 190.6 lb lost so far: 4.4 lb still to go: 4.6 lb Diet followed reasonably well
   add comment on diet Tom2013's own diet   losing 1.7 lb a week

28 January 2013

Weigh-in: 191.4 lb lost so far: 3.6 lb still to go: 5.4 lb Diet followed reasonably well

25 January 2013

Weigh-in: 191.8 lb lost so far: 3.2 lb still to go: 5.8 lb Diet followed poorly
   add comment on diet Tom2013's own diet   losing 0.5 lb a week

29 December 2012

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