Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Make sure to add your guiding quotes and add anything pertinent, good or bad, about your goals, book, outfit, etc. If you haven't taken progress pics, it's been a month already since we began, so maybe take some.
All the challengers checked in. Meg was late, and she's having some stressful life issues. Please add her to your prayer list if you pray, your positive thoughts/vibes list if you flow that way. Meg, please try to do updates on Friday or Saturday, since life is being hard, don't think SUNDAY, think Friday. As long as you have weight, waist, and some comments on how you're doing, it shouldn't take long. Heck, as for prayer, if that's what it comes down to. But please schedule updates sooner, so you don't miss the deadlines, thanks.
I hope everyone is making progress in SOME area. If you are doing great in all of them: AMAZING. If you are struggling, keep at it. Bad times come and go. Good times come and go. Life is an ups and downs thing. But we can't quit. Persistence and diligence--that's the only way to make our goal...eventually. :)
Be well, update, keep up with your buddy, and on we go....
Friday, January 27, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
- Below 18.5 = Underweight
- 18.5 - 24.9 = Normal
- 25 - 29.9 = Overweight
- 30 & above = Obese
Body Fat Percentage Formula for Women
- F1, etc = Factor 1, etc
- TBW = Total Body Weight
- LBM = Lean Body Mass
- BFW = Body Fat Weight
- F1: (TBW x 0.732) + 8.987
- F2: Wrist measurement (at fullest point) / 3.140
- F3: Waist measurement (at naval) x 0.157
- F4: Hip measurement (at fullest point) x 0.249
- F5: Forearm measurement (at fullest point) x 0.434
- LBM = F1 + F2 –F3 – F4 + F5
- BFW = TBW – LBM
- Body Fat Percentage = (BFW x100) divided by TBW
- F1: (159 x 0.732) + 8.987 = 125.36
- F2: 6.00 / 3.140 = 1.91
- F3: 30 x 0.157 = 4.71
- F4: 39 x 0.249 = 9.71
- F5: 10.0 x 0.434 = 4.34
- LBM = 125.36 + 1.91 – 4.71 – 9.71 + 4.34 = 117.19
- BFW = 159 – 117.19 = 41.81
- Body Fat Percentage = (41.81 x 100) /159 = 26.29%
- 10-12% = Essential fat necessary to stay alive
- 14-20% = Professional and Amateur Athletes
- 21-24% = Fitness Buffs
- 25-31% = Acceptable
- 32-41% = Overweight
- 42% or Higher = Obese
BMI VS Body Fat Percentage
I continue to work on my overall health, with plenty of exercise and responsible food consumption. And no cookies. My ulitmate goal will put me in the normal BMI range and in the fitness buff body fat range. For now, though, I'm happier considering the Body Fat Percentage over the BMI: it's a more realistic snapshot of how I really look and feel.
Note: Both the BMI and the Body Fat Percentage are just a couple of quasi-accurate measurements to give you an idea of your overall heath and a starting point for your health goals. If you fall into the obese categories, it would be wise to consult your Doctor for some very specific guidelines for nutrition, exercise and possibly medications.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Just get the update done. Right?
And don't be like me, who forgot to add the quotes! Sigh.
Later, and be well...
Friday, January 13, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Reminder to do you Mid-Week Update in the Next Couple Days and to Pray for One of Our Challengers...
I'd like to ask for prayer/positive vibes/support for Meg of REINVENTING MEGAN. I can't say why, but life is throwing her some jagged rocks right now...so shield her up with good thoughts, petitions to the higher power, etc. Meg, I pray a blessing for strength, grace, courage, and wisdom over you. May a smooth road be ahead for you in good time.
Okay, it's Tuesday and mid-week updates should start coming in soon...
I'm having a semi-rough time, energy-wise, physically. My temperatures have been horrid (97.0 this AM, previouslly 97.3), so that pretty much tells me it's the thyroid wonkiness. That would also explain, maybe, this whole plateauing thing (other than the fluid fluctuations).
If you are struggling a bit, too, just remember: we will get through it and great weeks/energy will return. Believe it! <--channeling Naruto.
Okay, on we go...
Friday, January 6, 2012
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Keep the Faith.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
By now, you should have gotten in touch with your buddy in some form. Right?
Now, get ready to post a mid-week update. It's your update to fill us in on whatever you want having to do with your journey. If you finally got your book, what are your thoughts on what you've read so far? If you've begun a new exercise program, what's it like? If you're breezing through your eating, give us tips. If you're struggling, ask for tips! If you want to do two-weigh ins a week, fine, do it. I'm sure we'd love to see pics of your meals, exercise gear, walking path, whatever...include us in the journey. Be accountable, if it's tough out of the starting gate. Just post.
Remember to post your guiding quote(s) in each challenge update--official and midweek.
That's just to help with keeping the focus.
ETA: Please pray for Bluezy and her family, those of you who are prayer folks. They are having a crisis (which I am not a liberty to speak of), and it's serious and stressful. Please remember them in the coming days and ask God to open doors for them to solve the crisis. Thanks. To Bluezy's buddy--if this becomes a challenge dropout situation, I'll sign on as your buddy until such time as someone else can take Bluezy's place.
And on we go....
Sunday, January 1, 2012
IT HAS BEGUN! Here are the Buddy Pairings...let's make the first months of 2012 a shining beginning to a great year of health!
*Casey and Julie(Jo has not linked up as of midnight, so I entered her url/name/email. You can do this for your buddy, too, no differently than you update your own info. See? :D I think Jo was used to the CDCC Sunday deadline and got confused. From now on, it will be a Sunday Midnight, Eastern time, deadline. So, you have a bit more leeway.)
*Bluezy and lv2
*Eaba and Nanette
*Debby and UpInTheCosmos
*Jenny and Betty
*Jordan and Mir
*Karen and Bethany
*Megan and Jillian
*Angela and Jo
Please contact each other via your blogs, pass along emails, exchange phone numbers or anything else. You must also figure out how to keep each other accountable, cover for each other on vacations to make sure linkies are up, etc. Be strong together.
There are all sorts of ways to make sure links are done and in. Create a duo blog and make each other administrators...and you can make and post links for each other. Prepost EARLY a placeholder post with the challenge update title, then your partner can just copy the url and add the link for you, and you can go back and add the info on your return. Figure it out, people!
If you ever have a significant, unsolvable impasse/problem/issue with your buddy, contact me. We'll figure that out together. But you're all great people. I know you'll be sources of support and camaraderie.
Okay, we've begun. I pray a blessing over each and every one of us. Good health, great joy, and better, leaner weights in 2012.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!!!