Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Starting Information...

In the name of Allah, compassionate & merciful بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ
Peace be with you السلام عليكم

ok so this is my starting info (cringe worthy)
  1. I purchased a Escali bathroom scale
    Escali High-Capacity Bathroom Scale with Body Fat/Body Water Monitoring (440lb / 200kg)
  2. Orbitape Body Mass Tape (apparently the army uses it)
    Orbitape Body Mass Tape Measure 1 ea
  3. Slim Guide Skinfold Caliper (to measure the chubs)
    Slim Guide Skinfold Caliper
  4. 35lb/16kg Kettlebell
    CFF 35 lb/16 kg Kettlebell
So after using the skinfold caliper to determine my percentage of fat by (1) measuring my upper arm (back), (2) front upper arm, (3)just below the shoulder blade, (4) side of waist.  Adding those 4 measurements up I got a total of 116mm which roughly translates to 38% body fat for someone 5'3" and 25 years old.  I was going to get it done via bodpod or DEXA, but one couldn't find one nearby and two I am not cool with the radiation specially after my recent miscarriage.

My starting weight is 156.6lbs (I weighed in at 160 at the doctors office during the pregnancy). 

my weight X percentage of fat = how many lbs of fat I have
156.6lbs X .38 =  59.5lbs of body fat

156.6lbs- 59.5lbs = 97.1 lbs of lean body mass.

Using the orbitape I measured my bicep, bust, waist, hip and thigh the total inches was =142.5 inches.  I will just be reporting over all inches lost publicly.