Saturday, November 8, 2008

Biometrics

I thought I'd share the changes in my measurements so far. These are actually two weeks old, at the five-week point in my program, so I'm probably even doing a little better at this point.

  • Weight: -18 pounds*
  • Blood pressure: -16/-7
  • Chest: -4.5 inches
  • Waist: -5.5 inches
  • Hips: -2.75 inches
  • Arms: -1.5 inches (they actually have a shape now)
  • Thighs: -6.75 inches
  • Body Mass Index: -2.2 BMI
* As of writing, I've lost 28 pounds, so these numbers are probably pretty conservative now.

The main negative effect is that I seem to often have a sore stomach. I don't actually know what's causing it. I often felt kind of bad when I tried multivitamins in the past, and I'm taking one now. In the past, multivitamins just made me feel nauseous; this isn't nausea. Either it's just another part of me that's sore from the various core and ab exercises that I've been doing (I have a six-pack; it's just hidden), or perhaps simply burning all of this fat and constantly changing my size is making me feel physically uncomfortable. Or maybe my stomach is just readjusting. Either way, it's not so bad... just another irritation.

1 comment:

Matthew said...

When I started working out again last year my abs were pretty much constantly sore for about 6 months, so maybe your abs just need to get used to the workout still