How I'm Doing So Far

Friday, August 27, 2010

I'm getting healthier!

After my torture training session this afternoon, I asked my nutritionist (she owns the wellness centre where I work out) if she would do my body composition again.

I have lost about 30 or so pounds, but I was curious to know if my body fat percentage had changed much. When I started mid-June, I was over 42 BMI. Today I was 37. something. That takes me out of the morbidly obese category.

When I started, my body fat percentage was 45.7%. Today I am 41.6%. Doesn't seem like a HUGE change when we're aiming for somewhere between 25 and 30%, but according to Dr Patty, that's MAJOR progress that she doesn't usually see in such a short period of time. As she explained, fat is the hardest thing to actually lose.

I walked out of there on cloud nine!!!

Ok... I've packed my stuff up, have my bathing suit and stuff at the ready for my 3am wake up call. Tomorrow is the kayak fundraiser. My dad is one of a number of people kayaking from Ship Channel Cay in the Exumas to Nassau. I am going on a support boat and dock call is 3:30am. good lord what have i gotten myself into????? We are likely to be on the water for about 10-12 hours. Those of you who pray, please do. Those of you who don't, send positive vibes :)


Sam said...

Congrats on the body fat loss. I have just been advised what mine was and was shocked to find out it is at 50%.

I hope to follow in your footsteps and get to work on reducing it quick smart:)

Have fun on the boat!!

Jen said...

That's fantastic on the body fat percentage! You're right -- it IS a lot of progress in a short period, and not many people do it. But you have been working SO hard, and it's really paying off!