Posted by: oceannah | April 30, 2012

Measuring Up

Stats for Monday.  Today my weight is down.  Oddly, my measurements are the same except the belly button which is down.  I like using this way of assessing my progress much more than just the scale.  With this method I can see if I am increasing my lean body mass, which is my main goal along with decreasing my fat mass.  Scale weight does not distinguish between those two measurements.

30 April 2012

Weight—  151.6   down 1.6#

Waist— 37 in.  same

Thigh—22.5 in. same

Arm—13 in  same

Hip—37.5in. same

Bellybutton—38.5 down .5 inches

Chest—39in.  same

Fat Mass—57.76  down .6#’s

LBM—   93.84 down  .99#


This is the Katch/McArdle calculator that I used this week instead of doing my own math like I did the week before.  I don’t like the lbm going down???  Not sure what to make of it.  In general, I think I will not rush to panic.  When dealing with half inches and less the tape measure may or may not be sufficiently accurate…even though my best effort is made to reproduce the best result by always using the same measuring place.  I like the scale going down.  Very much looking forward to being in the 140’s.  Soon.

PS…if you wish to find your body fat measurement you can use the Navy method located here

Hope everyone’s week is off to a great start.  Mine began with an early morning fasted lift session.  Two mile run coming up mid day for cardio.

Katch/McArdle breakdown:                *anna

Date 2012-04-30
Your Body Fat Mass is: 57.7596 pounds 26.3 kg
Your Lean Body Mass (LBM) is: 93.8404 pounds 42.7 kg
Your Basal Metabolic Rate is: 1292 calories/day  


  1. Congratulations on the weight loss….every pound is a victory! I am starting Weight Watchers today, so I am hoping to be posting my own little victories soon. Have a wonderful day!

    • Great job Julie. I look forward to your progress reports. WW is a very solid program.


  2. Thats a great loss Anna! I’ve never heard of a bellybutton measurement before. Hope your 2 mile run went well, did you manage to run the whole time? xoxo

  3. Hahah… yes the bellybutton is a new one for me too Sonia. The true waist is the narrowest part of the mid-section. For me the fattest part of me is lower though, around the bellybutton. Since it’s where I am most interested in losing inches, I think it’s good to measure it 😉

  4. Congrats on the weight loss! I’ve never heard of the belly button measurement. Going to check this out and do my own measurements 🙂

    • Yep…just seemed to make sense since that’s my fattest place and where I SO much want to see results (hello situps) Just another crazy thing to measure 😉 I’m convinced at one level that none of it matters anyhow as long as the size is shrinking overall. But that doesn’t stop me from my obsessive measuring.

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