Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Umm... that was not at all helpful

New year means silly resolutions.  A few of them I am going to keep to myself, they mostly have to do with photography, so not relevant to this blog.  First resolution: start diet.

I have started 4 hour body again.  I feel puffy.  I thought I gained weight over the holiday.  It took me 3 days (today is Jan 3rd) to work up the courage to get on my scale.  This morning when I did I cringed then looked down... Oh. Really?  I weigh the same? 122.2  But I look puffy?  I guess that is good.  I have a lower starting point than I thought.

Then I took my measurements and entered them in an online body fat calculator.  This is what it said:

Using your measurements of a 27 inches waist and weight of 122 pounds your body fat percentage is estimated to be % using the U.S. Army body fat algorithm, or % using the U.S. Marine body fat algorithm, or 20.91 % using the U.S. Navy body fat algorithm, or 30.93 % using the formula developed by the YMCA. 

First of all F@*K you YMCA.  I will go with the Navy on this one.  The sentence does not even make sense.  Is it saying that the Army, Marines, and Navy all have the same algorithm that puts me at 20. 91 %?  Or did it just forget to fill in those numbers?  Then why is there a 10% difference between what the Navy thinks I am and what the YMCA thinks I am? 

It then goes on to tell me that if I have 10% body fat I might have an eating disorder.  I looked for a different website.  I ended up on Livestrong.  I like Lance Armstrong, so why not trust his fat calculator.  It gave me the same result as the Navy.  20.9.  That means I want to drop 5.9 percent body fat.  That means I need to loose 8.47 lbs of fat.

Hmm, 113 seems a little low.  Maybe I will just aim for 115 and see what happens. 

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