I am back on the board. No excuses, just haven't visited in a while. It's been a long time since my last post. 210.5 was the lowest I got. The holidays and tax season got me and I ballooned back up, reaching 234 about 3-4 weeks ago. I never stopped lifting completely, but I did stop doing the cardio boot camp class. I also had tendinitis in my bicipital tendon, and a knee problem (slight), so I cut back my lifting to the TU and TH workout with the trainer.
Finally the trainer said, you need to just get the fat off, no more excuses. So, I started walking or doing the elliptical on the 5 days that I don't lift every week. Went back to a sensible eating pattern, and 3 weeks later I am back to 226 again. I don't have my measurements, but will get them tomorrow and let you know.
One thing that is improved is, in 2005 when I weighed 226, I was about 21% BF, now at 226 I am 15% BF. I think both BF's are too low, but the same person is doing the measuring every time, so at least they are consistent. If I am calculating the numbers correctly, I have switched about 14lbs from fat to muscle in about 16 months. I joked with my trainer that I bulked up so I could cut, and he joked that I need to do a lot of cutting still.
Anyway, I will keep up the diary again, and I appreciate you guys a lot.
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