Saturday, February 20, 2010

Stick's Quest for Fitness: End Month 7

07/20/09 = 243 lbs(start) 30.8 BMI
08/20/09 = 235 lbs. (-8) 29.8 BMI
09/20/09 = 231 lbs. (-4) 29.3
10/20/09 = 223 lbs. (-8) 28.2
11/20/09 = 222 lbs. (-1) 28.1
12/20/09 = 222 lbs. (-0) 28.1
01/20/10 = 222 lbs. (-0) 28.1 BMI, 20.3% Body Fat
02/20/10 = 222 lbs. (-0) 28.1 BMI, 20.6% BF

Umm. I guess I should be happy I didn't gain, but the 4-month hold is pretty perplexing. I'm working my ass off in the gym 5-6 days a week and nothing. Have I been eating perfectly all the time? No. Do I have a few beers a month? Yes. But am I still eating much, much better foods overall than I did before July? YES!! If I'm not gonna lose any more weight, I might as well start drinking sodas and eating cookies again. {sarcasm} FFS!

I'm gonna chalk up the tiny rise in body fat to normal gauge fluctuation since these monitors aren't 100% accurate. Also, I've been working more on my abs over the last month and haven't seen much change. I've even tried a gastro-cleanse and a 24-hour fast (just for a fresh start for my system, not for weight loss) and still nothing.

My only other consolation is that I can still feel my fitness improving. I'm progressively lifting more weight and keeping up my stamina. I read that resistance training drops more fat than cardio, so my workout time ratio for weights-to-cardio is now about 80%-20%. The gym is still fun, but it would be even more fun if I could see more progress towards my goal of 199 lbs. and less than 18% body fat.

But I bet I could beat most of my friends arm wrestling now. ;)

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