Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The healthy range

On the weight loss front I'm making slow progress.  I'm still sitting at about 205, which means that I'm right around where I was four months ago.  I did put on a few pounds and then lose them again, but the weight has stayed relatively constant.  On the other hand, I've definitely still lost some fat and gained some muscle.  It's hard to say exactly how much since I don't have a lot of hard measurements, but my clothes are continuing to shrink, and I'm continuing to increase my strength.  So, on some level, I'm trading fat for muscle.  I can feel a difference.  That's obviously still an improvement, but it's not a flashy one.

I've been dieting rather strictly for a couple months now, and it sucks as much as always.  Honestly, with the amount I'm exercising and how little I'm eating, I'm not sure what exactly is going on anymore, unless I'm building more muscle than I think I am.  I'm going to meet with my dietitian again soon and see what she thinks is up.

I got my latest numbers taken today along with my flu shot, and they put me at 19.3% body fat, which is finally in the "healthy" range, for the first time ever.  Below 10% is unhealthy; 10% would mean losing 23 more pounds.  If I gained muscle along the way and dropped my total body weight by 10 or 15 pounds, I think I'd be in pretty good shape.  I'll have to see what my dietitian and trainer have to say.

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