Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Body fat shocker

I forgot to mention that I now know my body fat percentage. Well, within 5 points of it. It's embarrassing, and terribly high:

47%

Isn't that gross? I've always been muscular, and assumed my weight was more muscle mass, but apparently not. What did I expect really? I went to the gym and sweat maybe 15 times since August 08. The last time I ran was the day I found out I was pregnant!

Well, that's changing, and the only place that disgusting number can go is down. The healthy eating has continued, with an exception this evening with more pasta consumed than I should have had. Savory carbs really are my nemesis. Noodles mostly. But, it's been a long day of coddling my constipated and cranky baby, so I'd rather a little more pasta than the beer I was considering.

But I do have some good news! My new jeans are loose on me. I also notice it in my LuLuLemon pants that I've worn 5 out of 7 days during and after my pregnancy. I'm sure Trevor will be happy to see me rid of every pair of black stretchy pants. I'm not making any promises. :)

3 comments:

~Kenny said...

Don't panic. I somehow that test was done in water which is the only way to measure accurate BF %. The electrical rimpedence tests are wonky at best and can change throughout the day. Use it merely as a reference. Once you start a program though you will find that drops really quickly in the beginning/

Anonymous said...

Hey girly-
Thats awesome that your pants are getting baggy! that's a really great feeling and I'm proud of you! keep on truckin!

Chelsea Strong said...

Thanks guys! Yeah, the body fat was based on my mom's new scale. She had her % tested with h2o earlier in the day, and the scale read 5pts higher. (So,ew, mine actually said like 52%). I'm only using it as a baseline, and make sure I'm consistently lower than the original reading.