Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Another Weigh In!


 Since last week, I've added in walking 5-6 miles (per week), and strength training (although, very light) 3x a week.

This week I've lost 2.5 lbs, 2% fat, upped my hydration by another 1% (making it just under 40%), dropped some inches (not sure how many), and lost another .5 off my BMI.

This makes a total of nearly 14 lbs lost, 5.4 % lower fat, and a 2 point reduction in BMI. The hydration level has gone from a 33.5 to a 39.4!

Still a long way to go, but at least I'm moving in the right direction.

Yahhoooo!

8 comments:

  1. Always nice when u can see clear results, makes it much easier to keep going.

    Good work and keep it up!.!

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  2. Good job! You should post pictures!

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  3. Thank you :)

    Yes, I was getting discouraged. 1 lb a week is nothing. I don't care who says otherwise. lol

    I tried taking a photo, but it doesn't seem to be that big of a difference in photos. Could be that since I have so much to lose, it will be another 10 lbs or so before others can tell a difference?

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  4. I don't get the hydration thing. What is that and why is it important and how on earth do you measure it?

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  5. I think the hydration thing is that your body is 60% water, and if your levels are too low, it can cause imbalances in nearly everything, and it would slow down your organs functions.

    In my case I'm always thirsty (even though diabetes has been ruled out) whether I drink one glass or twenty (of water, that is. haha) When I first went into a trainer (about five years ago) they said my levels were borderline dangerous, and definitely in the dehydrated zone.

    I wouldn't care so much if I didn't have symptoms like dry skin, dry eyes, and dry mouth. I'm not on meds, so it's not that, and I don't eat too much salt.

    I think the pregnancies with the hyperemesis really threw my body out of whack, and I'm not sure it can be fixed. Boo.

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  6. Oh, I measure it by using a scale that does weight/fat/water levels. I would hate it when I'd say "Hey, I lost five pounds!" and people would come back with "yeah, that's just water weight." So now I have a scale and it can tell me if I'm losing too much water or not.

    A few days/weeks back I weighed, and I had lost a whooping four pounds!... then my water number came up and I realized, yeah, all I lost was water.

    So its a good tool for people who need to focus on fat loss.

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    1. May I ask what type of scale you're using? I'm in the market for one and wouldn't mind if it has some of those extra bells & whistles. Thx

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