Here’s another update on my ongoing weight loss.. When I first started being serious about fitness – last October – I weighed about 243.4 pounds at 26.8% body fat and 39.0% lean mass (I’ve been about 15 pounds heavier).. As of yesterday, I weigh 189.2 pounds at 18.3% body fat and 30.3% lean mass. So that means I lost 8.5% body fat and 8.7% lean mass. My next goals are to be 180 pounds at 18% body fat and I’m almost there – though losing fat at this point is extremely difficult.

Ideally, I’d like to be at 15% body fat – and I may need to get down to 160 or 170 to make that happen. Once there, I will do a lean bulk and try to hit 180 pounds at the same 15% body fat. I have no doubt I can make that happen.. I’m actually starting to see abdominal muscles – which is cool because I’ve never had ’em. Even when I was down to 140 pounds several years ago – I never trained abs – so there was nothing to see.

Vascularity is also something new to me. I can see veins in my arms, legs and calves now.. I’m not talking about the blue veins that everybody has – I mean the ones weight lifters have. (Yes, I know – even the skinny crackheads who’ve never done a push-up like Axl Rose have them.) And again, when I was down to 140 pounds years ago – I wasn’t nearly as seriously into weight lifting as I am now. Even with all my injuries and the need to work around almost everything I do, things are turning out well.

So far, this experience is working out nicely for me. I do a little cheating here and there – and that’s probably why I’m having so much trouble getting deep into the 180s – but I’ll get there. I’m not in as much of a rush as I once was because I’m in decent shape these days. Still, I have goals and I will reach them.

If anyone is interested, here are some numbers that I’ve been recording since October 2008…

Weight (where listed) / Fat % / Body Mass Index %

29.3 / 37.1
27.1 / 37.7
26.8 / 38
26.5 / 38.4
242.2 / 26.9 / 38.8
243.4 / 26.8 / 39.0
239.8 / 26.0 / 38.4
232.8 / 25.6 / 37.3
232.4 / 25.7 / 37.2
229.8 / 24.9 / 36.8 (the first time under 230 in years – first goal achieved)
217.2 / 23.2 / 34.7
215.0 / 23.0 / 34.4
213.8 / 23.0 / 34.3
211.6 / 22.7 / 33.9
211.2 / 22.9 / 33.8
210.2 / 22.8 / 33.6 (210 – second goal achieved)
209.2 / 22.5 / 33.5
210.4 / 22.6 / 33.7
208.2 / 22.2 / 33.3
208.2 / 22.1 / 33.3
206.4 / 22.2 / 33.1
204.4 / 22.0 / 32.8
203.2 / 21.7 / 32.5
204.8 / 21.5 / 32.8
202.4 / 21.4 / 32.4
202.0 / 21.4 / 32.3
203.0 / 21.3 / 32.5
200.2 / 21.1 / 32.0
200.6 / 21.0 / 32.1
199.4 / 21.1 / 32.0 (under 200 – third goal achieved)
199.4 / 20.7 / 32.0
198.4 / 20.5 / 31.8
194.8 / 20.5 / 31.2
196.8 / 20.2 / 31.6
197.2 / 20.1 / 31.6
194.8 / 20.1 / 31.6
194.8 / 20.1 / 30.9
191.4 / 19.8 / 30.7
190.4 / 19.1 / 30.5
190.6 / 19.0 / 30.5
188.8 / 19.1 / 30.3
188.2 / 18.6 / 30.1
191.2 / 18.4 / 30.6
188.6 / 19.0 / 30.3
189.2 / 18.3 / 30.3

Weight Loss Update

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