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Excellent week of progress!

Sunday, May 27, 2007 by  
Filed under Daily Blog

May
27
2007

It’s measurement Sunday, and this has been a good week! After a week with no apparent fat loss progress, last Sunday Mastover made some changes to my diet and training. The changes have been tough, and I’ve had some pretty intense cravings, but the results have been worth it.

This morning I’m down to a 2007 cutting low of 195.8 pounds. This past week I lost just over a quarter of an inch from my waist, my hips and my thighs. My waist size is actually slightly smaller now (at 195.8 pounds) than it was back in June 2003 when I weighed just 160 pounds!

This morning my body fat reading is down to 7.4% (as measured using a 7-site pinch test with the FatTrack PRO Digital Body Fat Calipers from the JSF Amazon Mall).

I’ve lost over 40 pounds since January 1, 2007! Doing a little math (and assuming my 19% BF estimation at the beginning of the year was accurate), I had about 191 pounds of lean mass (muscle, bone, water – everything but fat is considered “lean mass”) on January 1, 2007. I now have around 181.5 pounds of lean mass. So I’ve lost over 30 pounds of pure fat, and less than 10 pounds of lean mass. Keep in mind that a significant portion of the lean mass I’ve lost is water (I was very bloated at 236 pounds). I can safely estimate 6-7 pounds of the lean mass I’ve lost was nothing but water. That means I’ve only lost around 3-4 pounds of muscle over the past 5 months. It’s impossible to cut 40 pounds and not lose some amount of muscle, and that I’ve only lost 3-4 pounds is pretty amazing. All the credit for this must go to USBF & NBI Pro Natural Bodybuilder “Mastover”, who has been kind enough to work with me over the past 5 months.

I’m off to do my cardio and EAT. Man am I hungry…

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