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24 May 2007 @ 05:21 pm
 
Woooooo! I get my body fat re-tested tonight! That's completely awesome*!

So long as I can hold the damned wall squat for a reasonable time (read: longer than last time and long enough that I'm not the first one to drop out), I'll consider myself lucky.







*except for the part where it's not
 
 
 
kmcclure on May 25th, 2007 12:56 am (UTC)
Is it safe to ask, "How'd it go?"

If not, erase, erase, erase....
Kel: jack at the doorladyjoust on May 25th, 2007 02:50 am (UTC)
Down from 25.7% to 22.3%. It's not awful, it just isn't what I want it to be.

Well, at least I didn't go up, right?

Rennierengirlie87 on May 25th, 2007 03:22 am (UTC)
congrats!
Annephloxyloxy on May 25th, 2007 08:00 am (UTC)
Well, how much body fat were you expecting to lose in this amount of time anyway? I think any decrease is excellent, and when you keep in mind that you're reaching weights you hadn't been at for years, you should definitely feel good about it.

And not get discouraged. Or else.
Kel: Gwen in redladyjoust on May 25th, 2007 06:23 pm (UTC)
Honestly, I had no idea what to expect. I was feeling okay about it until the owner Club K.O. (not of the branch I go to, but the overall owner of the company) said, "Some people lose 10% - or even more - in that time period." grawr.

And I am pleased that I'm getting back in shape. I guess I just have my moments.
Ilena Ayalanetsearcher on May 26th, 2007 03:53 am (UTC)
25.7% to 22.3%.
That's a change of 3.5% total, not bad.

"Some people lose 10% - or even more - in that time period."

Well how low *should* it be, range-wise? You wouldn't want it at zero. (Seriously.)

And 3.5% is well over ten percent *of* your original body fat. I don't suppose that's what he meant?

Kel: Gwen in a beretladyjoust on May 26th, 2007 12:28 pm (UTC)
Well how low *should* it be, range-wise? You wouldn't want it at zero. (Seriously.)

According to most charts I've found online (for women):
essential fat: 10-12%
athletes: 14-20%
fitness: 21-24%
acceptable: 25-31%

I'm not dedicated enough to ever get to athlete level. Plus, I like ice cream and butter and cheese faaaaaarr too much.

And 3.5% is well over ten percent *of* your original body fat. I don't suppose that's what he meant?

Hmmm... I'd not realized that. That sort of makes me feel better. And no, I don't think that's what he meant. Fie on him, anyway.
kmcclure on May 25th, 2007 02:33 pm (UTC)
To start with, I actively shudder to think what mine would be... I don't think I could face it. And, yeah, it went down! You're also within normal healthy parameters, right?

Only remember, women are supposed to have a certain amount of fat on their bodies. I'm not saying have no fitness goals, just, remember, completely hard bodies are HARD to achieve because they're not actually what nature intended.

And saying that, I'm still launching the 'Summer of Health, 2007'. Mostly for the sake of the children but, you know, I could stand to firm up a couple of the, ahhh, less firm regions.

Thanks for the inspiration, sweetie!
Kel: the stolen childladyjoust on May 25th, 2007 06:27 pm (UTC)
Kath, I was shaking before they took the measurement. Yes, I'm within normal parameters... but I wanted to be excellent. And I know I'm a curvy girl; I'm just built that way. I'll never have 14% body fat, and that's okay.

You make a good point about the hard bodies. I shall cling to that whenever I see Mr. 10% or Ms. 19% at the gym.

Good luck with the 'Summer of Health, '07'! If there's anything I can do - recipes, pep talks, the like - let me know!
kmcclure on May 25th, 2007 06:49 pm (UTC)
I heart you a whole bunch.

And I'm thinking that I'll be checking some of those faboo recipes you've been writing about.
Kel: Doctor Smoochladyjoust on May 26th, 2007 04:49 pm (UTC)
I'm happy to share. Let me know if you need specifics.