The Fat Guy Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. Shawn@PRS

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    Good info. I just hit an online body fat calculator and it put me at 14% which I feel is a bit high, but certainly within range of where I am. http://www.healthyforms.com/helpful-tools/body-fat-percentage.php
     
  2. aristotle

    aristotle New Member

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    Hi Shawn... Just checked that link out. If you're athletic, that one will definitely overestimate your percentage. It uses age and height (along with weight and waist size) to guess your LBM based on averages from the general public. If you've been working out for a few years, you've probably got 5-7 lbs more muscle than the average, which means that they may be overestimating your percentage by 2 to 4 percent. Based on your avatar pic, I'd guess that to be the case. You can test that out by checking out the difference 40 and 20 in the age entry with everything else held constant. They assume if you're 40, you probably have a desk job, don't work out consistently, and have lost some muscle to regular aging. If you work out, eat well, and generally get exercise, you'll probably be a couple of percentage points lower than that calculation (at least...body builders can show up as mid-20s with this sort of calculation when in fact they're actually at 5 or 6).

    Amazon sells calipers for anybody interested...though for me, the actual number probably doesn't matter so much beyond the fact that I tend to geek out with whatever hobbies that I get into.
     
  3. geese_com

    geese_com New Member

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    211.8 this morning. I'll upload a pic later today. P

    layed about 20+ hours of tennis since my last weigh in on August 12th plus running 2.5 miles a couple times, so not too surprised about the weight loss. Just concerned about losing muscle from dropping weight that fast.
     
  4. jfb

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    Holding steady this morning. Time for cardio.
     
  5. Shawn@PRS

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    Good to know, thanks.

    I checked out a different converter and it says I'm at 10% body fat. That number works better for me. :) http://fitness.bizcalcs.com/Calculator.asp?Calc=Body-Fat-Navy

    I should just buy the calipers and settle the matter.
     
  6. themike

    themike New Member

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    http://www.bodpod.com I know its ridiculous looking but find a local one near you. I believe its $50-$75 and it properly anaylzes your body and gives you a read out of everything. I think its worth it becuase it'll analyze muscle too.
     
  7. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Zombie Zero, DFZ

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    I seem to be hovering around 249, despite the cardio. I'll dedicate one day this weekend to meal prep. That has to be a priority.
     
  8. themike

    themike New Member

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    I got it.... ready? Invite your daughter to help you prepare and cook with Daddy. That way you have fun and enjoy it while also getting it done ;)
     
  9. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Zombie Zero, DFZ

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    I like it - but she would make me sandwiches made of Pop Rocks and Jelly beans.
     
  10. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc PRSf certified

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    If you only ate one of those a day, I'm sure you would lose weight.... Just an idea.
     
  11. jfb

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    Down?

    You know it.

    Start: 254.2
    Today 232.8
    Lost: 21.4
    Percent: 8.42

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  12. geese_com

    geese_com New Member

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  13. JMintzer

    JMintzer Bobble Head Moderator
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    234.5 this morning...

    FINALLY back on track!


    Jamie
     
  14. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    No change, but...

    I thought it would be interesting to post before and after pictures of current progress.

    This picture was taken 6-9, two days before contest started. Super bonus points awarded if you know person in middle.
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    This picture was taken 8-19. There are no bonus points for knowing Mr. Govan. There are however severe lashings for not knowing him. SHAME!
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  15. rugerpc

    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A Soldier 25, DFZ
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    Start:

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    today

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    record low so far: 188.5
    max loss -12 lbs. (5.99%)

    today: 194.2
    Ireland made me a bit rounder...total: -6.3 lbs. (3.14%)

    12 days in Ireland - hard to keep on track - the major problem was Jameson and Guiness! :beer:
     
  16. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Zombie Zero, DFZ

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    Nice! Welcome back, Bill.
     
  17. tdarian

    tdarian Searching for the sound

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    Now you will loose weight by the Pint.
     
  18. JMintzer

    JMintzer Bobble Head Moderator
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    234 this am...


    Jamie
     
  19. TGSCAN

    TGSCAN Authorized PRS Dealer
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    249.4

    fatty
     
  20. jfb

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    Guinness and Jameson how I miss thee!
     

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