Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tanita Body Scale

Okay, I wanted to post the Tanita Body Composition Analyzer results. These are from my two weigh-ins from the beginning of the Biggest Loser contest.


Body Type: Standard (I wonder who isn't standard?)
Gender: Female (I hope you knew that already)
Age: 34
Height: 5 ft 0 inches (It's okay, I like my men short too)
Weight: 263.0 lbs
BMI: 51.4
Fat%: 47.6%
BMR: 8047 kj
1923 kcal
Impedance: 302
Fat Mass: 125.2 lbs
FFM: 137.8 lbs
TBW: 100.8 lbs

DEsirable Range:
Fat%: 21-33%
Fat Mass: 36.6-67.81 lb

Weigh-in TWO
Height: 5 ft 0 inches
Weight: 252.4 lbs
BMI: 49.3

Fat%: 47.4%
BMR: 7853 kj
1877 kcal
Impedance: 323
Fat Mass: 119.6 lbs
FFM: 132.8 lbs
TBW: 97.2 lbs

Desirable Range:
Fat%: 21-33%
Fat Mass: 35.2-65.4 lb

Alright, now for the guide to WHAT THE HECK DOES THAT STAND FOR?

Fat% - The percentage of total body weight that is fat.
BMI - Body Mass Index...Desirable range is 18.5-24.9
Impedance - reflects body's inherent resistance to an electrical current.
Fat Mass - Total weight of fat mass in the body
FFM - Fat free mass is comprised of muscle, bone, tissue, water and all other fat free mass in the body.
TBW - Total Boday water is the amount of water retained by the body.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Biggest Loser Article!

Hey, the article is out! I see the picture and wow! I'm still pretty round! Haha, not for too long, I mean heck, I've gone from a size 9 round jeans (if you shop Right Fit at Lane Bryant) to a size 4 round! I don't know what actual size that is though... do you? lolz, they like to keep you in the dark.

Okay, today is a lot better than yesterday!

The picture should load in a larger window for you to read when clicked. Let me know if it doesn't.


Monday, September 28, 2009

TLC Lindora's Morning Message

Has anyone signed up for the 10-week TLC by Lindora program? I signed up yesterday and I did learn something today. First, what a ketostick is, although I can't imagine wanting to buy this product. Second, a wealth of information regarding headaches, dizziness, carbs and hunger after surgery. So I have included what I read in this morning's "message" from the site.

Are you feeling hungry? If so, have more healthy protein servings from your protein list. As always, avoid high sugar or high fat liquid foods such as milkshakes or smoothies. You may need to plan a protein snack between meals. It's always a good idea to keep some handy. Choose lower carbohydrate snacks if you are reaching the high end of the range for ketosis and monitor your hunger closely as it could be a sign that you need an adjustment.

Have you had any headaches? Some people experience headaches when they attempt to keep their carbohydrate intake too low, so be sure to have at least 50 grams, but not to exceed 100 grams, of carbohydrates per day. Don't wait too long between meals. Caffeine withdrawal can also cause headaches, so if you choose to decrease your caffeine intake, do it gradually! Another cause of headaches is a low sodium (salt) level. Bouillon cubes contain a good amount of salt, so try having one or two cups of prepared bouillon a day. Another reason to add salt is if you are feeling lightheaded or dizzy, especially when standing. People who don't have high blood pressure may need to add salt during the Weight Loss phase.

Are you feeling any muscle weakness or cramping, or general muscle fatigue? These symptoms can be a sign of low potassium. Please read about potassium in the Phase One Weight Loss chapter. Most people doing the program report that they feel best when they take three (or more, if needed) over-the-counter potassium tablets every day in addition to their vitamins. Be surer to follow the recommendations from your surgeon regarding additional supplements. You can purchase potassium at most drugstores, health food, and grocery stores, or through We want you to feel "great" during your program, so be sure to pay attention to what your body is telling you.

Scope for a Monday

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). A sense of belonging will be healing for you today. Your willingness to be a part of the group helps you fit right in. You'll be included to exactly the degree that you want to be included.

I hope this is true, but I wonder if work will get in the way more than it will provide the means...

Sunday, September 27, 2009

One Goal

I've been thinking I should show off a driving force behind where I know I'm headed, physically I suppose.

I have a picture I look at from time to time that used to be a good motivational tool, but now I don't need as much. I still want to resemble her when it's all said and done though. I don't know how reasonable that goal is since she is in high school forever more.

That girl was me. I remember looking at that photo once upon a time and not seeing a beauty. Boy, was I blind. I actually think I may even be better looking than her someday soon...