brendan wrote:Well done Lexy, I was wondering how you were going. Most of the report I don't understand, but I understand the weight loss and the fact that it is fat. Whooo Hooo! You're going great - and you're turning back your biological clock which is what we all wish we could do (well I suppose we are!)
Stick with it you're doing fabulously.
Thanks! I didn't even realise that anyone was paying attention to me
It was quite a surprise.. Well, I did hope to make the report a little more understanding with my comments and I can explain the bits you don't understand to you if you want, but if you're not too fussed with the details then its alright
Thanks for the support
It's nice to look at more measurements than just the one
I have a body comp set of scales - not quite as accurate as those probably or as comprehensive, but I've checked it against my boot camp instructors expensive swanky pair and they're pretty good.
I like to see the body fat go down and the muscle mass go up. Often if I haven't seen a weight change, there will be a swap over of fat loss and muscle gain that would indicate they had cancelled each other out. I just figure the more knowledge you have the more power you have over the changes you're making.
I agree with the more knowledge more power thing that you said because I didn't have a weight change this week but there was actually a swap over of fat loss and water retention gain (gah!) which made my weight stay the same as last weeks.. Anyway, lets get into detailsThe post below is to be considered posted as of the 25th of November 2010 because that was the appointment date that I had with my naturopath AND is exactly a week from my last weigh-in/check-up:
Week 2 has crawled around with my last night before the weigh-in day being an ultimate diet disaster due to a gathering me and a few good friends had at a Teppanyaki restaurant in Melbourne.
Because of the "breach" right before the weigh-in day and also a little too much coffee during the week, the results aren't as great as last weeks..
Well, here's the results for week 2 into the diet:
First started: 73.6
Week 1: 71.2
Difference from last week: 0 -.-Measurements:
Actual cms loss from last week (week 1) to today (25/11): 4.5cm!!
I've decided to include the exact details of my measurements here so I can actually follow it as well (too embarrasing to post it up on my blog cause I have an old high school flame following my posts closely there lol)Neck
Week 1: 33cm
Week 1: 95.5cm
Today: 95cm (as much as I'm happy I'm losing cms.. I'm awfully depressed I'm losing my boobs!!! NOOOOOOOO!!!*cries*) Arm (bicep - left arm - i'm presuming she takes left arm measurements because the right is usually bigger due to being the dominant arm)
Week 1: 31.5cm
Start: 89cm (O.o)
Week 1: 87cm
Today: 86cm Buttock (widest part)
Week 1: 102cm
Today: 101cm Thighs (just below the butt where the butt and leg meet)
Week 1: 100.5cm
1cm off my waist, 1 cm off my butt and 1 cm off my thighs.. but... no weight loss?? this got me all confuzzled like.. until we did the VLA
So now the breakdown of the actual weight loss from the VLA:Fat (kg from ideal - basically what I need to lose):
First started: 15.46kg
Week 1: 14.06kg
Difference from last measurement: -0.46kg (I LOST BODY FAT!!!!!!!!! not enough to get me too excited but I actually lost something!!)ATM (kg from ideal - what I need to gain):
First started: -1.45kg
Week 1: -1.44kg
Difference from last measurement: +0.02kg (I gained more muscle!!! honestly 20g isn't much but seriously considering I'm not going to the gym...)ATM Quality
First started: 94
Week 1: 95
Difference from last measurement: 0 (considering I gained a little more muscle and haven't been all that strict with my diet, I'm actually quite happy that the quality didn't decrease!)Phase Angle
First started: 6.41
Week 1: 6.71
Difference: +0.01 (yes! health of cells is up!such a good thing!)CFB (cellular fluid balance)
First started: 0.05
Week 1: -5.2
Difference: +3.24 (sigh.. sadly the fluid balance kinda went mad this time around.. explanation about this will be at the end of the result report)Biomarker Index (Age of my body as opposed to chronological age)
First started: 29
Week 1: 28
Difference: 1 year (slowly and surely getting it down to my chronological age again.. although Lindsay mentioned that the ideal/optimal age of body should be about 10% less than chronological age.. which would mean that if I am able to achieve it - depending on lifestyle choices and situations etc - will be about 20.7 years)ICW% (Intracellular water)
First started: 50.05
Week 1: 51.58
Difference: - 0.84 (this isn't too good.. means I lost the slight step forward that I had to get to ideal balance)
Difference from ideal: 4.26ECW% (Extracellular water)
First started: 49.94
Week 1: 48.42
Difference: 0.84 (this has gone up.. not a good thing because this means that I am retaining water as well)
Difference from ideal: 4.26 ECW (Litres)
First started: 15.19
Week 1: 14.38
Difference: +0.5 ( this isn't good.. I'm meant to be losing the water, not retaining it all again)
So as you can see, even though I've lost fat and cms off my body, the additional 500ml of water that my body has retained kind of cancels out the actual weight loss from the loss of fat. Thus, although I didn't move in weight, I actually still did lose fat and cms off my body which is pretty good
An explanation about why I may have retained water is that I had a bowl of rice (carbs.. BIG no no on this diet) while out with my friends at the Teppanyaki place, and also a shot of warm sake. Apparently rice (I'm thinking it may be carbs in general) and alcohol actually contribute to absorption of water, meaning the body will retain the water until the carbs/alcohol is out of the system etc etc.
Also, I did kinda drink quite a large amount of coffee during the week (so much for keeping it down to 1-2 glasses a day!) and therefore must try to reduce the coffee intake in the upcoming weeks..
So all in all (gosh this sounds like a damn essay), although I am relatively happy with my fat and cm loss this week, I am not entirely pleased that my weight did not drop at all. I think I will have to try to work hard to keep to the diet..
Sadly, I can see myself breaking the diet on Sunday coming because it will be a birthday party at a friend's place and she cooks the BEST foods... grrrrrr....
When on a diet people, make note NOT to choose a new lifestyle change around the november and december (NYE included) mark.. there's just WAY too many parties around