Perspective – Rethinking my Goals for this Program

A few days ago I talked about how I might not be reaching my weight goal… and I think I’ve officially become ok with that. My reason: fat loss.

A few days ago, I weighted 194.9. I was almost certain 190 wouldn’t be a problem by the end of February. Needless to say, I was a little upset when my weigh in came in at 197.3. I reevaluated my goals, and rethought my progress. I questioned myself, until I realized I forgot one little detail — body fat percentage.

My first weigh in was 194.9 at 25.9% body fat, and my latest at 197.3 at 23.3% body fat. After some number crunching, I realized that I’d lost 4.5 pounds of fat.


Before anyone starts criticizing the “variance” in the body fat measurements provided by a foot scale, I’ll be the one to say that I typically don’t consider my Withings Smart Body Analyzer to be the best measurement that I could probably get. That being said, given that the measurements were made under similar conditions at similar times of day. I’m willing to let my pride go a little.

While I’m not sure its possible to lose that much fat within a few days… and I’m curious to know how much of it had to do with the amount of water I had, this was a nice reminder that I’m slowly reaching a point where my weight has less and less meaning.

This is especially important given that I’ve recently started HMB supplements which support muscle growth and prevent muscle breakdown.

More details on HMB supplements later but no — they are not a steroid.

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