I weighed in today. I have a "Borg" scale, also measures your fat%. I lost three pounds in the last week and 1% of fat. This is good, I was trying to lose only 2, plus it is doubly good because it was all fat, my LBM (lean body mass or muscle) stayed the same. Usually on diets you tend to lose too much muscle and not enough fat, which makes gaining weight all the easier should you fall from grace. Last week I was 220 pounds @32% body fat, this week 217 @31%. If I multiply both weights by their respective fat% and then take that total ( my fat total) minus my body weight total, I get the LBM. My LBM has stayed constant so far at 149 pounds.
220 x 32%(fat) = 70.4 lbs fat then 220 - 70.4 = 149.6 lbs lbm 217 x 31% (fat) = 67.3 fat then 217 - 67.3 = 149.7 lbm
I came across a great Christian Science Monitor article about how counties around the country are dealing with the costs of obesity and what they are trying to do to get people to lose weight. Of course this is the classic argument, "don't we have a right to be fat?" Should Big Brother be telling us what and how much to stuff into our faces? Should we as fellow citizens be concerned about the costs in money and lives to our society?
Yesterday I said that I was going to get into my program, and since I know have proof that it is working I suppose I shouldn't hold out, but to tell the truth, I am just too tired right now to get into it and I kinda got off track tonight. Tomorrow, tomorrow, always tomorrow!