Day 99: Did I reach my fat percentage goal? [Final-Weigh in]

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So I went to my gym at my place today to see my final fat percentage. I got to admit, I’ve been slacking of on what I’ve been eating at the end. Since a lot of food related events have been present the past 6 weeks its been hard (even for me) to say no to it. It also got my first negative results highlighted in red below.Here is the final statistics on my progression:

Measurement 1 –   23 Sep: 13.64 %
Measurement 2 –  12 Okt: 12.41 %
Measurement 3 –  26 Okt: 11.99 %
Measurement 4 –  11 Nov: 10.81 % (Lowest !)
Measurement 5 –  7 Dec: 11.57 %
Measurement 6-   21 Dec: 11.3 % (Final)

Fat Percentage Goal 8 % (Not Completed)

Here are additional statistic on what the fuck has happened to me so far:

  • I’ve technically only “lost” 1 kg of whatever since I started (Start: 78kg, lowest: 76.7kg, Final 77 kg).
  • My body fat at start: 10.6 kg / My body fat at end: 8.7 kg / Total loss of 1.9 kg Pure FAT.
  • Other weight at start 67.4 kg / Other weight at end 68.3/ Total gain 0.9 kg MUSCLE. 
  • Other weight is considered everything else except fat, meaning that bones, internal organs, water and finally muscles are included in this group. This can be a rough estimate on how much muscle gain that have occurred during this period.

My limbs, waist, ass, chest and legs have too changed a bit since I started, here are the measurements:

  • Biceps: Started with 31/30 cm (left/right) / Ended with 30.7/30.6 / Total “loss” of -0.3/+0.6 cm
  • Legs: Started with 57/56 cm (left/right) / Ended with 57.5 / 57.0 / Total gain of 0.5/0.6 cm
  • Chest: Started with 96 cm / Ended with 100 cm / Total gain of 4 cm
  • Hips: Started 97 cm / Ended with 95.5 cm / Total loss 1.5 cm
  • Waist: Started 85 cm / Ended with 78.5 cm / Total loss of 6.5 cm

The most noticeable difference in measurements according to me is my waist size. I know, its not BIGGEST Loser extravagant changes, but relative to myself I would consider this quite an accomplishments. Regarding areas where I’ve lost weight can be a bit misleading. Since my strength hasn’t gotten worse (it has only gotten better), the only explanation for this is the loss of fat in those areas.

Week 1

First Week

Final Week

Final Week

So the million dollar question, am I happy with the results? Well, yes and no is the easiest way to put it. I’m a bit unhappy that I didn’t reach 8 %. But before hand I already knew that 8 % was a difficult goal, but not impossible. Sure I would have been even happier if I got under the 10 % but in the end, the numbers are irreverent, it’s how you feel and look. And I got to say, I feel great and I’m quite happy with what I’ve achieve so far. It maybe hard to see the results on the images below since I didn’t start out as an overweight cookie eating fuck. But I can assure you, there are quite some interesting results and I guess you just have to see me in person (half naked.. *awkward*). As my gym friend nicely expressed it:

    “You’re back is starting to show now! Remember how you looked like last summer? Your back almost resembled a newborn babies ass… smooooth. I can finally eat with you in public without feeling ashamed.”

I’m guessing this is his way of saying “I’m proud of you”, even though he doesn’t want to admit it.

I’m going to share my thoughts and opinions in my final post tomorrow so stay tuned.

Work hard, eat hard, Burn Fat hard!

/C

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Day 61: This post will go unnoticed since everyone’s watching the football match [The Weigh-in #5]

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Just a few minutes until the kick-off between Sweden vs Portugal, important match since it determines if we’re qualifying to the World Championship in Rio next year. I’m not a big fan of fotball, but when it comes to a match that can bring a whole nation to a stop, it’s hard not to join in. Since my majority of readers are from Sweden, NO ONE will see this update, except my mother (Hey mom, thank you for liking my posts).

So a brief update since the last weigh-in, I got to admit that I was hoping for some increase on my measurements. The ones I’m referring to is my biceps thighs and chest, they haven’t changed much since I started. I’ve gained in strength but not in muscle volume, but again this was not my main goal. Here’s a great example of why it’s helpful to monitor other factors than just your weight; My diet and workout has gone great, however my weight hasn’t moved much since three weeks ago ( 77.7 +/-0.5 kg), and looking in the mirror no bigger change has shown, except maybe the lower abs are starting to show a bit. I went to check my routinely fattie check and it seemed that I’ve lost 1.2 % fat, (that’s almost 1.0 kg fat, shieeet). So, there is more than meets the eye, remember that.

So if I wasn’t clear with this before, don’t put all your focus on the weight scale it will only disappoint you when it’s moving the “wrong” direction.

Nothing new that "pops out" except my uncleaned room. My lower abs are slowly showing as well as my back.

Week 9: Nothing new that “pops out” except my uncleaned room. My lower abs are slowly showing as well as my back.

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Week 7:Yeah, I got a haircut, I tend to get a giant head when I let my hair grow, I feel more in proportion now. No real change since last time, except those 2 kg that’s hiding somewhere. Can you spot it?

Week 5

Week 5 – Feel actually leaner and the diet is going smoothly.

Week 3, about 3 kg lighter. Not much different, but that's ok.

Week 3, about 3 kg lighter. Not much different, but that’s OK. Does anybody see any difference?

Week 1. Still a few premium versions out there to unlock the stars.

Week 1. Still a few premium versions out there to unlock the stars.

The numbers in the parenthesis is compared with the previous week/time of the measurements. Green means a good change, red less good (not a certainly a bad thing) and yellow is unchanged.

Week 9 Monday Morning Measurements (Latest Results):

  • Weight: 79.9 kg (-0.1)

  • Measurements (cm):

    • Thighs: Right: 57 Left: 57  (0/0)
    • Biceps: Right: 30.5 Left: 30.5  (-0.5/-0.5)
    • Chest 97 (+1)
    • Waist 78.0 (-1)
    • Hips 95 (0)
  • Fat Percentage: 10.81 (-1.18 %) (That’s fucking awesome!)

  • Images taken with GoPro (check above).

Sidenote: Note the more defined shoulder and back muscle, compare it with the first picture

Week 8 Monday Morning Measurements (Latest Results):

  • Weight: 78.0 kg (-0.5)

  • Measurements (cm):

    • Thighs: Right: 57.5 Left: 57.5  (0.5/0.5)
    • Biceps: Right: 31 Left: 31  (1/1)
    • Chest 96 (-1)
    • Waist 79.0 (0)
    • Hips 95 (+0.5)
  • Fat Percentage: Not measured

  • Images taken with GoPro (check above).

Week 7 Monday Morning Measurements:

  • Weight: 78.5 kg (+0.2)

  • Measurements (cm):

    • Thighs: Right: 57 Left: 57  (0/0)
    • Biceps: Right: 30 Left: 30  (0/0)
    • Chest 97 (0)
    • Waist 79.0 (-2)
    • Hips 94.5 (+0.5)
  • Fat Percentage: 11.99 (-0.42 %) (Still going strong)

  • Images taken with GoPro (check above).

Sidenote: It doesn’t show but veins are starting to appear on places that I’m not used to seeing such as the biceps and shoulder muscles. Shieeeet.

Week 6 Monday Morning Measurements:

  • Weight: 78.3 kg (+1.5)

  • Measurements (cm):

    • Thighs: Right: 57 Left: 57  (0/0)
    • Biceps: Right: 30 Left: 30  (0/0)
    • Chest 94 (-1)
    • Waist 81 (+1.2)
    • Hips 94 (-1.5)
  • Fat Percentage: Not measured  

  • Images taken with GoPro (check above).

Week 5 Monday Morning Measurements (Latest results):

  • Weight: 76.8 kg (-0.8)

  • Measurements (cm):

    • Thighs: Right: 57 Left: 57  (-1/-1)
    • Biceps: Right: 30 Left: 30  (0/0)
    • Chest 95 (-1)
    • Waist 79.8 (-0.2)
    • Hips 95.5 (+0.5)
  • Fat Percentage: 12.41 (-1.2 %) (FUCK YEAH, LETS PARTY LIKE ITS THE YEAR 2000)

  • Images taken with GoPro (check above).

Week 4 Monday Morning Measurements:

  • Weight: 77.6 kg (+0.8)

  • Measurements (cm):

    • Thighs: Right: 58 Left: 58  (+1/+1)
    • Biceps: Right: 30 Left: 30  (0/+0.5)
    • Chest 96 (+2)
    • Waist 80 (0)
    • Hips 95 (0)
  • Fat Percentage: Not measured

  • No Weekly images

Week 3 Monday Morning Measurements:

  • Weight: 76.8 kg (-1.2)

  • Measurements (cm):

    • Thighs: Right: 57 Left: 57  (+1/+1)
    • Biceps: Right: 30 Left: 29.5  (-0.5/-0.5)
    • Chest 94 (didn’t have measurement from last week)
    • Waist 80 (-2.5)
    • Hips 95 (0)
  • Fat Percentage: Not measured

  • Images taken with GoPro (check above).

Week 2 Monday Morning Measurements:

  • Weight: 78 kg (-1.9)

  • Measurements (cm):

    • Thighs: Right: 56 Left: 56  (-1/0)
    • Biceps: Right: 30.5 Left: 30  (-0.5/0)
    • Chest ???
    • Waist 82.5 (-2.5)
    • Hips 95 (-2)
  • Fat Percentage: Not measured

  • No Weekly images

Week 1 Monday Morning Measurements:

  • Weight: 79.9 kg

  • Measurements (cm):

    • Thighs: Right: 57 Left: 56 (-/-)
    • Biceps: Right: 31 Left: 30 (-/-)
    • Chest 96 (-)
    • Waist 85 (-)
    • Hips 97 (-)
  • Fat Percentage 13.64 % (10.6 kg fat)

  • Images taken with GoPro (check above).

Day 50: The halfway mark.. Am I the same guy? [Retrospect]

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This day represent the halfway mark of my 100 day challenge. When I got the idea, my first biggest obstacle I had to overcome was my love for the food. Like I mentioned in the previous post (check it out HERE), during this period I’ve eaten my fare share of candy, muffins, ice cream and pretty much everything people would consider “unhealthy”. Did I feel bad that I “broke” my diet? No, the eating unhealthy part (in a controlled manner)  IS part of the diet, (MIND BLOWN). Thinking back on my previous attempts on eating healthier, this is by far the longest period I’ve succeeded in sticking to my diet plan. And let me tell you, it feels pretty damn good.

“When you achieved a goal and worked hard to reach it, there’s no other awesome feeling like it.”

When I have people over, I don't serve chips anymore, I give them chicken, raw, cold ass chicken, with DAT FACE.

When I have people over, I don’t serve chips anymore, I give them chicken, raw, cold ass chicken, with DAT FACE. Chicken with the side order of protein shake?

It’s crazy how fast this challenge is going, and how much I’ve improved on my lifestyle in just 50 days. For you readers that are new to the blog, the reason why I started this idea was to regain my control on my body and eating habits. What I wanted to achieve with this was 1) To feel sexy again; 2) Show my future kids how awesome their dad looked back in the days; 3) Show to people that getting in shape isn’t that hard. I made up a plan where I went through these following topics, I’ve linked the posts on each part:

  1. The Goals, [LINK] what do I want to achieve?
  2. The Workout, [LINK] Reverse Pyramid training on a 9 day-cycle.
  3. The Challenge, [LINK] Setting up a public challenge, me against the readers, If I lose I buy them EACH a dinner.
  4. The Diet, [LINK] 30% workout 70% diet is what’s needed for me to get in shape.
  5. The Weekly Weigh-in, [LINK] My documentation on my progress, fat control, weekly pics and measurements.
  6. The Rehab, [LINK] I fell off my longboard a few months back on my shoulder, in the progress of fixing it.

    At 12 reps now on my chins, will go for 20 reps by the end of the challenge, LETS GO!

    At 12 reps now on my chins, will go for 20 reps by the end of the challenge, LETS GO!

I know that it’s just gone 50 days but there are already noticeable changes. These are the things that has changed since I started with the challenge (for better or worse):

Positive changes:

  • I can already state that I’m in better shape then when I started, (Captain Obvious).
  • My tummy doesn’t do those weird morning grunts sounds anymore.
  • If I pass by a mirror, I turn to it and say, “who’s that sexy man in the mirror? Oh, its just me” *Giggle attack*
  • Confidence is growing not only in appearance, but also at work and the way I approach new people.
  • I cook more of my food nowadays.
  • I make better use of my time compared to how I was before.
  • Rehab is part of my everyday routine, it’s a new acquired habit.
  • English grammar skills has improved…. slightly…

The “less” positive changes:

  • I need to constantly go up and pee during the night… Like an old fuck.
  • If I pass by a mirror, I turn to it and say, “who’s that sexy man in the mirror? Oh, its just me” *Giggle attack*
  • I tend to go more often shirtless around the apartment, my room mate hates me now (Sorry äggmannen and Narvin-Hoe).
  • Taking a selfies has never felt this good…ever
  • Still can’t figure out the difference between “than” and “then” when I’m writing in the blog.
  • Writing these posts and cooking my own meals take a big chunk of my time.
  • I’m starting to believe that I look like the Green Hulk but in fact I’m still the same Yellow Asian Man.
  • I still want to eat a pizza, however the craving isn’t as strong as before.
  • I’m currently the “he needs to eat a sallad with high protein or he won’t join us” – friend.
Lets go for another 50 days, are you guys with me? Like and comment and give some support!

Lets go for another 50 days, are you guys with me? Like and comment and give some support!

I still have one more thing on my game plan that I need to do. Since I know how I get when things are going my way (lazy and content), this last topic is needed. Check out my next post, this one is gonna be fun.

Work hard, eat hard, sleep…hard?

//Chris

Day 41: Gained some weight, but where? [The Weigh-in #4]

WEEKLY WEIGH IN

One thing I’ve noticed is that every-time I post a weigh-in update the number of visitors increase by 50 %. This phenomena has two possible explanation, either you readers like to see my progression and stats (which I’m very happy about), OR you’re some kind of kinky perv that likes to see me half-naked . Either way, I’m ok with that as long as you guys drop in every now and then, bring all your kinky friends!

So these past few weeks has been quite interesting, I’ve gained around 2 kg since week 5 of my challenge. I accepted that the weigh-in on week 6 can be misleading since I had a workout session the day before (Sunday). Since I ate more carbs that day, the body has more likely to retain water weight. So I monitored my weight that week but I never dropped under 78 kg until Saturday that week. I am not sure if I’m doing something wrong, like overeating

I got kinda suspicious so I did my fattie check a week early (usually do it on week 8), to see if I’m gaining fat again. So here is the results:

“My fat percentage was pretty much unchanged (lost 0.2 kg fat), but I’d  gained about 2 kg since the last check up. Can this be the awaited muscle gain?”

My answer to that question is, NO, don’t think so. You don’t gain that much lean muscles in just 2 weeks. So I’m assuming that I just have a bit of extra water weight on me, nothing to get to worried about. Eating carbs, high fiber food and dosage of salt can bind water to your body compared to if you skipped these foods. Anyways, here’s the half naked pictures:

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Week 7:Yeah, I got a haircut, I tend to get a giant head when I let my hair grow, I feel more in proportion now. No real change since last time, except those 2 kg that’s hiding somewhere. Can you spot it?

Week 5

Week 5 – Feel actually leaner and the diet is going smoothly.

Week 3, about 3 kg lighter. Not much different, but that's ok.

Week 3, about 3 kg lighter. Not much different, but that’s OK. Does anybody see any difference?

Week 1. Still a few premium versions out there to unlock the stars.

Week 1. Still a few premium versions out there to unlock the stars.

The numbers in the parenthesis is compared with the previous week/time of the measurements. Green means a good change, red less good (not a certainly a bad thing) and yellow is unchanged

Week 7 Monday Morning Measurements (Latest results):

  • Weight: 78.5 kg (+0.2)

  • Measurements (cm):

    • Thighs: Right: 57 Left: 57  (0/0)
    • Biceps: Right: 30 Left: 30  (0/0)
    • Chest 97 (0)
    • Waist 79.0 (-2)
    • Hips 94.5 (+0.5)
  • Fat Percentage: 11.99 (-0.42 %) (Still going strong)

  • Images taken with GoPro (check above).

Sidenote: It doesn’t show but veins are starting to appear on places that I’m not used to seeing such as the biceps and shoulder muscles. Shieeeet.

Week 6 Monday Morning Measurements (Latest results):

  • Weight: 78.3 kg (+1.5)

  • Measurements (cm):

    • Thighs: Right: 57 Left: 57  (0/0)
    • Biceps: Right: 30 Left: 30  (0/0)
    • Chest 94 (-1)
    • Waist 81 (+1.2)
    • Hips 94 (-1.5)
  • Fat Percentage: Not measured  

  • Images taken with GoPro (check above).

Week 5 Monday Morning Measurements (Latest results):

  • Weight: 76.8 kg (-0.8)

  • Measurements (cm):

    • Thighs: Right: 57 Left: 57  (-1/-1)
    • Biceps: Right: 30 Left: 30  (0/0)
    • Chest 95 (-1)
    • Waist 79.8 (-0.2)
    • Hips 95.5 (+0.5)
  • Fat Percentage: 12.41 (-1.2 %) (FUCK YEAH, LETS PARTY LIKE ITS THE YEAR 2000)

  • Images taken with GoPro (check above).

Week 4 Monday Morning Measurements:

  • Weight: 77.6 kg (+0.8)

  • Measurements (cm):

    • Thighs: Right: 58 Left: 58  (+1/+1)
    • Biceps: Right: 30 Left: 30  (0/+0.5)
    • Chest 96 (+2)
    • Waist 80 (0)
    • Hips 95 (0)
  • Fat Percentage: Not measured

  • No Weekly images

Week 3 Monday Morning Measurements:

  • Weight: 76.8 kg (-1.2)

  • Measurements (cm):

    • Thighs: Right: 57 Left: 57  (+1/+1)
    • Biceps: Right: 30 Left: 29.5  (-0.5/-0.5)
    • Chest 94 (didn’t have measurement from last week)
    • Waist 80 (-2.5)
    • Hips 95 (0)
  • Fat Percentage: Not measured

  • Images taken with GoPro (check above).

Week 2 Monday Morning Measurements:

  • Weight: 78 kg (-1.9)

  • Measurements (cm):

    • Thighs: Right: 56 Left: 56  (-1/0)
    • Biceps: Right: 30.5 Left: 30  (-0.5/0)
    • Chest ???
    • Waist 82.5 (-2.5)
    • Hips 95 (-2)
  • Fat Percentage: Not measured

  • No Weekly images

Week 1 Monday Morning Measurements:

  • Weight: 79.9 kg

  • Measurements (cm):

    • Thighs: Right: 57 Left: 56 (-/-)
    • Biceps: Right: 31 Left: 30 (-/-)
    • Chest 96 (-)
    • Waist 85 (-)
    • Hips 97 (-)
  • Fat Percentage 13.64 % (10.6 kg fat)

  • Images taken with GoPro (check above).

Day 28: You gotta be patient [The Weigh-In update #3]

WEEKLY WEIGH IN

Short update on my progression, both my diet and workout is going as planned. I’ve just recently gotten used to the quantity of food regarding my  diet plan, my first instinct was that I’m eating too much. But hey, the numbers don’t lie, you just gotta go with the flow, I guess. A few minor updates on this post, I rearranged the weekly measurements so that the latest results are at the top and grouped the weekly pictures. I’ll be sure to add some additional graphs and tables later. This is a great way to visualize progression and even plan future development.

“Be patient, if you don’t see any results on the mirror or scale, be sure to check your measurements. The tape measurements rarely lie to you. “

I measured my body fat the previous weekend, I’ve gone from a 13.64 % to a 12.41 %. I’m not so certain if this is a lot, and this is of course relative to MY body composition and not an obese fat american (no offence America). But let’s say for now that I did a good (tap on the shoulder). I won’t be changing anything regarding my diet since it feels like I just started doing it seriously, so I’ll stick with it until next fattie check up. Anyways, here are some stats and pictures for you guys:

Week 5

Week 5 – Feel actually leaner and the diet is going smoothly.

Week 3, about 3 kg lighter. Not much different, but that's ok.

Week 3, about 3 kg lighter. Not much different, but that’s OK. Does anybody see any difference?

Week 1. Still a few premium versions out there to unlock the stars.

Week 1. Still a few premium versions out there to unlock the stars.

The numbers in the parenthesis is compared with the previous week/time of the measurements. Green means a good change, red less good (not a certainly a bad thing) and yellow is unchanged

Week 5 Monday Morning Measurements (Latest results):

  • Weight: 76.8 kg (-0.8)

  • Measurements (cm):

    • Thighs: Right: 57 Left: 57  (-1/-1)
    • Biceps: Right: 30 Left: 30  (0/0)
    • Chest 95 (-1)
    • Waist 79.8 (-0.2)
    • Hips 95.5 (+0.5)
  • Fat Percentage: 12.41 (-1.2 %) (FUCK YEAH, LETS PARTY LIKE ITS THE YEAR 2000)

  • Images taken with GoPro (check above).

Sidenote: I gained about 0.8 kg last week but lost it again during this week. Like one of my friends told me, “If you want to have a more accurate result, weigh yourself three times over a week and take the average of this”.

Week 4 Monday Morning Measurements:

  • Weight: 77.6 kg (+0.8)

  • Measurements (cm):

    • Thighs: Right: 58 Left: 58  (+1/+1)
    • Biceps: Right: 30 Left: 30  (0/+0.5)
    • Chest 96 (+2)
    • Waist 80 (0)
    • Hips 95 (0)
  • Fat Percentage: Not measured

  • No Weekly images

Week 3 Monday Morning Measurements:

  • Weight: 76.8 kg (-1.2)

  • Measurements (cm):

    • Thighs: Right: 57 Left: 57  (+1/+1)
    • Biceps: Right: 30 Left: 29.5  (-0.5/-0.5)
    • Chest 94 (didn’t have measurement from last week)
    • Waist 80 (-2.5)
    • Hips 95 (0)
  • Fat Percentage: Not measured

  • Images taken with GoPro (check above).

Week 2 Monday Morning Measurements:

  • Weight: 78 kg (-1.9)

  • Measurements (cm):

    • Thighs: Right: 56 Left: 56  (-1/0)
    • Biceps: Right: 30.5 Left: 30  (-0.5/0)
    • Chest ???
    • Waist 82.5 (-2.5)
    • Hips 95 (-2)
  • Fat Percentage: Not measured

  • No Weekly images

Week 1 Monday Morning Measurements:

  • Weight: 79.9 kg

  • Measurements (cm):

    • Thighs: Right: 57 Left: 56 (-/-)
    • Biceps: Right: 31 Left: 30 (-/-)
    • Chest 96 (-)
    • Waist 85 (-)
    • Hips 97 (-)
  • Fat Percentage 13.64 % (10.6 kg fat)

  • Images taken with GoPro (check above).

Day 20: Bigger Boobies! [Weekly Weigh-In]

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I love the quote above, ever done that when you’re at the gym? Doesn’t matter if the person is buff, old, or fat, that person is gonna lose. Anyways, we are now at the 20 day mark, 80 more days, this post is going to be more of an update over how my weekly measurements. As seen below the three first weeks I dropped almost 3 kg and and went from a 85 to a 80 cm waist. My current weight is around 76.8-77.5 kg, which is the lowest I’ve been since 2011. And the funny thing is, I just started with my workout plan. These results are entirely from changing my diet, I had hard troubles eating the right amount of food. I tried to cut back on carbs since “thats what you do when you’re on a diet”, but this is just starving myself. I’ve changed my diet plan since then and accepted that eating “more” will benefit me in the long run.

 “I had hard troubles eating the right amount of food. I tried to cut back on carbs since “thats what you do when you’re on a diet”, but this is just starving myself. I’ve changed my diet plan since then and accepted that eating “more” will benefit me in the long run.”

Here I just realized that I have bigger bigger "cup-size" than my EX. Feels pretty good.

Here I just realized that I have bigger bigger “cup-size” than my EX. Feels pretty good.

So here is my progression for the first three weeks, I decided that I will update this post every now and then. I measure my morning weight, body measurements, fat percentage and take pictures on my weekly morning form. Since the caliper test (measuring fat percentage) costs 50 kr I’ll only do this test every three to four weeks (Yeah I might be cheap but, come on it’s still 5 cheeseburgers!).

Week 1 Monday Morning Measurements:

  • Weight: 79.9 kg

  • Measurements (cm):

    • Thighs: Right: 57 Left: 56
    • Biceps: Right: 31 Left: 30
    • Chest 96
    • Waist 85
    • Hips 97
  • Fat Percentage 13.64 % (10.6 kg fat)

Week 1. Still a few premium versions out there to unlock the stars.

Week 1. Still a few premium versions out there to unlock the stars.

Week 2 Monday Morning Measurements:

  • Weight: 78 kg (-1.9)

  • Measurements (cm):

    • Thighs: Right: 56 Left: 56  (-1/0)
    • Biceps: Right: 30.5 Left: 30  (-0.5/0)
    • Chest ?
    • Waist 82.5 (-2.5)
    • Hips 95 (-2)
  • Fat Percentage: Not measured

  • No Weekly images

Week 3 Monday Morning Measurements:

  • Weight: 76.8 kg (-1.2)

  • Measurements (cm):

    • Thighs: Right: 57 Left: 57  (+1/+1)
    • Biceps: Right: 30 Left: 29.5  (-0.5/-0.5)
    • Chest 94 (didn’t have measurement from last week)
    • Waist 80 (-2.5)
    • Hips 95 (0)
  • Fat Percentage: Not measured

Week 3, about 3 kg lighter. Not much different, but that's ok.

Week 3, about 3 kg lighter. Not much different, but that’s OK. Does anybody see any difference?

I’ve noticed that its a bitch to measure yourself, specially the once were you need both your hands, in this case, the biceps measurements. So, if the measurements differ with plus/minus 1 cm I assume that my current body composition is rather “unchanged”.

My arms isn't that big, its the fish eye lens on my GoPro Camera. It's actually bigger

My arms isn’t that big, its the fish eye lens on my GoPro Camera. It’s actually bigger. Just kidding.

“Before anybody there starts complaining that they can’t spot any difference, chill the fuck down, it’s the first month . I don’t weigh 200 kg and cry every time someone takes my cupcake. This ain”t Biggest Loser”

Before anybody there starts complaining that they can’t spot any difference, chill the fuck down, it’s the first month . I don’t weigh 200 kg and cry every time someone takes my cupcake. This ain”t Biggest Loser. You won’t see the difference in the pictures until the the end phase of this challenge, (I hope). So, seems like I’m on track now, how is it going for the people “supposedly” challenging me, how is it going for you guys and girls? Any progress?

Until next post, stay slim!

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Day 14: “This was me before…” (The before picture)

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If you are serious in getting in shape or losing weight I strongly recommend to document your development. This is important since this is your proof, your “this is me before, AND look at me now” statement (like on Ricki Lake, woman hiding behind the curtain wall). Images are a great way as well to keep track on weekly progression and to keep yourself motivated. But don’t get to focused on what the scale or measurements are showing, don’t measure yourself every day, this will only damage your development.

“The thing I forgot to mentioned before is that, the picture on my first post was from 2010 back when I did track and field, I am NOT in that shape….at all. Shieeeet”

Camera,

Camera, tape measure, scale and a notepad is all you need, don’t be lazy.

I do these measurements  Monday morning at 07.30 AM. This day fits me the best since I wake at this time, I’m (usually) not hangover and I’m well rested, so this is the best time for me to do this. If you readers decide to do the same, take a day that fits you (preferably during the morning), the important part is consistency. Here are the four things I measure every week.:

Body weight

Easiest to measure, if you don’t have a scale, check your local gym. As I mentioned above, don’t get to focused on what the scale is showing. Don’t weigh yourself everyday, choose a “weigh-in” day and skip all other days. Remember that the scale is just telling half the story, it doesn’t show you the change in body composition, remember that. So don’t cry like bitch when the scale shows that you’ve added a few kilos, chill the fuck down.

Measurements: Biceps, Thighs, Hips, Waist and Chest

This works as a great complimentary to measuring your body weight. Just get a tape measure and write it down, and your done. Here is a more detail description on how to measure: Measuring Like a Baoz. If you just want to do one of these focus entirely on the waist measurement. If you are shape like me, (muffin top waist) , this is usually the measurement that changes the most during the first few weeks.

Caliper test (Fat percentage)

This was my first time I did a caliper test, which is when you calculate your body fat. Mathias below, took measurements of four key areas: biceps, triceps, belly and your upper back. The numbers may not say much, but Mathias inserted this into a program which calculated my body fat, I had a blast. Like all calculated measurements they all use a “white average male”as reference. Mathias explained that my body fat can deviate because of this, this was his actual word:

“An average male is our reference when we calculate these numbers…. For instance, black people tend to have more fat on their ass…. Asian people tend to have no ass *awkward silence*”

Measuring my belly fat, I swear this guy was being nice to because hasn't eaten enough protein. Look at the size of his chest, bigger than my head.

Measuring my belly fat, I swear this guy was being nice to because he wants to eat me. Look at the size of his biceps, bigger than my head.

It costed me 50 kr to get this at my gym, worth the money, and Mathias is awesome. If you want to know more on this search for 4-point caliper test.

Weekly Pictures

Remember the first picture on my first post (Link to my first post ), the one with the awkward pose? People  started to congratulate over the fact that I’ve lost fat in just two months. The thing I forgot to tell you readers is that, that picture is from 2010 back when I did track and field, I am not in that shape….not at all… Shieeeet. So here is my first progression pictures taken from day 1 of the 100 day challenge. If you’re lazy, skip the side pictures they don’t tell you that much info, often the front and back is enough.

Black and white images capture muscle definition better. If you want to unlock the stars, get the premium version

Black and white images capture muscle definition better. If you want to unlock the stars, get the premium version.

So to summarize, here are my result from my very first weigh in:

  • Weight: 79.9 kg

  • Measurements:

    • Thighs: Right: 57 Left: 56 (cm)
    • Biceps: Right: 31 Left: 30 (cm)
    • Chest 96 (cm)
    • Waist 85 (cm)
    • Hips 97 (cm)
  • Fat Percentage 13.64 % (10.6 kg fat)

Next post will be about the workout, my lazy workout plan.

Stay tuned

/C