SP Premium
REENSKI
100,000-149,999 SparkPoints 136,948
SparkPoints
 

Body Fat Percentage-Week2 Sunny Gals

Monday, September 08, 2014

Figure out your "real" goal weight by determining your current lean mass and adding a healthy body fat percentage to that number. For example:
Current lean mass: 125
Estimated body fat percentage at goal weight: 25%
"Real" goal weight: 125 + 25% = 156.25
* Obviously this will just be an initial estimate since lean mass may increase as one loses weight and gains muscle. (It may also decrease, but hopefully not - we want to keep all that muscle!)

Home Body Fat Test

Your Results:
You have 45% body fat.
You have 116.6 Pounds of fat and 142.4 Pounds of lean (muscle, bone, body water).

My initial Goal weight is 178
142.4*.25=35.6
142.4+35.6=178

I am going to adjust my goal for now. Maybe because in my mind 178 is more "do-able" than 152. 178 is a lot higher than I thought it woulod come out as, but it makes sense that it will change as I lose weight, get fit, and gain muscle.
So for now, I'll take it! It is 80.6lbs down from my present weight.

80.6 lbs to lose seems less scary to me than 106.6 lbs.
Its a way off, But I can do it! I am doing it!
emoticon emoticon emoticon

Here is the link if you want to try
www.healthcentral.com/ch
olesterol/home-body-fat-te
st-2774-143.html
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
  • REBBUL67
    emoticon You are emoticon and AMAZING!!!! Great job on your loss so far!!!!
    1356 days ago
  • GAILITCH
    I t hink you are brave for looking at this! I'm just looking at the next 5 pounds, ha.

    emoticon
    1789 days ago
  • AMBER281
    I totally agree with you. I'll be using mine as an interim goal as well since it doesn't seem so far as my ultimate goal.
    2150 days ago
  • SGTSUNNY
    I agree with you on your new goal weight! I might have to redo it, it gave my goal weight way too high, I would only have to lose 6 lbs LOL
    2155 days ago
  • LOSINGLINNDY
    Thank you for the link. I will redo my figuring and see how close my doctor was in telling me what would be an appropriate goal weight.

    Hugs

    P.S. My computer decided today is not the day for doing this. I could not get into the site you linked.
    2156 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/8/2014 5:01:19 PM
  • TRAVELSWITHHUCK
    I felt the exact same way about my new goal weight -- so much more attainable. And since it's grounded in real numbers, rather than just "I think I should weigh X" it also feels empowering -- at least it did to me.

    Of course, it doesn't have to be the final number either. You'll inevitably lose some muscle along the way (hopefully not too much!), so the real number to pay attention to is the body fat percentage. And once you get to 178, you can always reevaluate.

    emoticon
    :) Courtney
    2156 days ago
  • LETSGOPLAY
    emoticon emoticon for the link
    It puts me at 143 for 20% body fat if I did this right- so something for me to consider!
    2156 days ago
  • MADMANSMAMA87
    You can do it, Irena!!!
    YOU are FABULOUS!!!
    Hugs,

    Jes
    2156 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment


    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.