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April 9, 2012 5:40 PM
So I’m at a weight I’m comfortable with (mostly, could lose a couple more lbs) and now feel like focusing on weight less and body fat more. I’m starting a challenge for the next 8 weeks where we would measure our body fat (I use this site: http://www.linear-software.com/online.html) and check in here ONCE a week. ANY day of the week is fine. The site calculates your lean body mass as well as lbs/kgs of body fat and so you would record those here too. I’ll also create a spreadsheet for tracking if anyone else joins me.

So basically:

1. Measure body fat once a week (using your own method or the site above).

2. Record measurements (body fat %, lbs/kgs of body fat, lean body weight) here.

3. I will input them into a spreadsheet and post the image here daily. (I know some people hate using spreadsheets)

I know everyone has different goals, some want to lose fat, some want to gain muscle if it even means gaining fat right along with it. That’s fine, the challenge is

a. an increase in lean body weight should be more than the increase in body fat. For e.g., if you have a gain of 0.8 lbs lean body weight, your gain in lbs of body fat should be less than this.

b. if your lean body weight decreases, your lbs of body fat should have decreased by even more.

Got it? Good! Come on people, would love to have some other persons doing this with me.
  10527005
April 9, 2012 5:44 PM
I'll start:

04/09/12

Body fat %: 32.21
Lbs of body fat: 40.26
Lean body weight: 84.74
  10527005
April 9, 2012 5:48 PM
Bump...maybe :)
  3026471
April 9, 2012 7:06 PM
QUOTE:

Bump...maybe :)


LOL....maybe? Well that's definitely better than a no right? I'll take it!
  10527005
April 10, 2012 5:51 AM
:) - I need to measure, it's depressing and a lot of work. If I have time tonight I'll do some calculations. Wanna start HIIT tonight. Gotta look good for Jamaica baby ;)
  3026471
April 10, 2012 5:55 AM
QUOTE:

So I’m at a weight I’m comfortable with (mostly, could lose a couple more lbs) and now feel like focusing on weight less and body fat more. I’m starting a challenge for the next 8 weeks where we would measure our body fat (I use this site: http://www.linear-software.com/online.html) and check in here ONCE a week. ANY day of the week is fine. The site calculates your lean body mass as well as lbs/kgs of body fat and so you would record those here too. I’ll also create a spreadsheet for tracking if anyone else joins me.

So basically:

1. Measure body fat once a week (using your own method or the site above).

2. Record measurements (body fat %, lbs/kgs of body fat, lean body weight) here.

3. I will input them into a spreadsheet and post the image here daily. (I know some people hate using spreadsheets)

I know everyone has different goals, some want to lose fat, some want to gain muscle if it even means gaining fat right along with it. That’s fine, the challenge is

a. an increase in lean body weight should be more than the increase in body fat. For e.g., if you have a gain of 0.8 lbs lean body weight, your gain in lbs of body fat should be less than this.

b. if your lean body weight decreases, your lbs of body fat should have decreased by even more.

Got it? Good! Come on people, would love to have some other persons doing this with me.


I'm in - I always do my measuring on Fridays so will start on Friday.

Weirdly I just posted a thread about this - http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/557040-ladies-lean-mass
  14463414
April 10, 2012 5:58 AM
So up for this!! Starting New Rules of Lifting for Women tomorrow!

04/10/12

Body fat %: 24.61
Lbs of body fat: 36.52
Lean body weight: 111.88

Whoooohoooo! My goal is to get to 18-20% BF!
April 10, 2012 6:38 AM
I'm in. I'll plan on measuring Friday.
April 10, 2012 7:32 PM
Alright, I used this site http://www.scientificpsychic.com/fitness/diet.html because I don't have a caliper.

4/10/2012

Body Fat 22.4%
Lbs of Body Fat 29.1
Lean body weight 100.9

But it asked me to measure around smallest area around abdomen, which is wayyyyy smaller than my belly :(

Hope it's somewhat accurate at least....
  3026471
April 10, 2012 9:01 PM
QUOTE:

Alright, I used this site http://www.scientificpsychic.com/fitness/diet.html because I don't have a caliper.

4/10/2012

Body Fat 22.4%
Lbs of Body Fat 29.1
Lean body weight 100.9

But it asked me to measure around smallest area around abdomen, which is wayyyyy smaller than my belly :(

Hope it's somewhat accurate at least....


Most sites I visited required the smallest area too, but I've always used around my navel so I just stick with that. The important thing is seeing the % DECREASE.
  10527005
April 10, 2012 9:03 PM
QUOTE:

So up for this!! Starting New Rules of Lifting for Women tomorrow!

04/10/12

Body fat %: 24.61
Lbs of body fat: 36.52
Lean body weight: 111.88

Whoooohoooo! My goal is to get to 18-20% BF!


Great idea including what program you are following. I'm doing P90X with a couple days of insanity thrown in and eating an average of 1800 calories per day.
  10527005
April 10, 2012 9:15 PM
I am game

04/10/12

Body fat %: 54.87
Lbs of body fat: 116.87
Lean body weight: 96.13

Man do these numbers make me want to workout 24/7 SMH
  5018232
April 10, 2012 9:21 PM
And that's why we're doing this. To look at our numbers and use them for motivation. Mine certainly motivated me to resist a slice of cake today. Really really need to see a decrease in fat come next week.
  10527005
April 10, 2012 9:22 PM
QUOTE:

So up for this!! Starting New Rules of Lifting for Women tomorrow!

04/10/12

Body fat %: 24.61
Lbs of body fat: 36.52
Lean body weight: 111.88

Whoooohoooo! My goal is to get to 18-20% BF!


Not sure what my goal should be, maybe 28%. Yea, I can do this!
  10527005
April 10, 2012 9:26 PM
So the spreadsheet is up. I decided to do it in google docs instead. The link is

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aj6ZuKWnfujWdGQ0SjFVaVFHWU9FeWN4c0p5NUF5WkE#gid=0

If you would want to see the image posted here as well just let me know. Don't worry, I'll still be the one updating the spreadsheet.

I'm so excited to do this! I can't wait to see my body fat decrease. (Please please please)
  10527005
April 11, 2012 5:19 AM
Body Fat% 31.12
Body Fat lbs 50.67
Lean Body Weight 112.13
  9809453
April 11, 2012 6:29 AM
Body Fat % 15.45
Body Fat lbs 19.77
Lean Body Weight 108.23
  3997921
April 11, 2012 8:25 AM
I'm in!

Body fat% 25.21 (my scale says 26.5%... interesting)

Lbs of fat 29.24

Lbs lean muscle 86.76
  17829940
April 11, 2012 5:54 PM
Spreadsheet updated.
  10527005
April 11, 2012 8:59 PM
i want to join if it's not too late

body fat % 34.19
pounds of blubber : 69.06
pounds of meaty and skeletal goodness: 132.94

wishing us all luck. my goal is to get this down to 30% fat
Edited by meshashesha2012 On April 11, 2012 9:01 PM
  12840602
April 11, 2012 9:10 PM
QUOTE:

I'm in!

Body fat% 25.21 (my scale says 26.5%... interesting)

Lbs of fat 29.24

Lbs lean muscle 86.76


My scale also reads higher.
  9809453
April 11, 2012 9:55 PM
I want to try this but I can't find the same numbers you guys are talking about ..i used http://www.scientificpsychic.com/fitness/diet.html and got:

Body Mass Index: 19.9 kg/m

Waist-To-Height-Ratio: 0.50

Percent Body Fat: 30.1%

Lean Body Mass: 86.0 lb

Does this corespond to the same things you guys are reporting? Sounds a little the same lol
  19876367
April 12, 2012 1:47 PM
Thanks to everyone who has joined this challenge so far. I have updated the spreadsheet and I've also included a tab (look down the bottom) with the calculator so you can enter your measurements there and get your % body fat and all the rest. Please let me know if it works. So far I've only done for women because no male has joined this challenge YET.
  10527005
April 12, 2012 1:51 PM
bump, i would like this
  8995159
April 12, 2012 1:53 PM
I want to join if it's not too late. My measurements are at home. I'll enter them tonight or in the morning.

Is it too late to join?

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