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Old 11-12-2017, 01:29 AM   #126
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Re: 6 week paleo challenge - lose fat, maintain strength, sleep better

Weigh in tomorrow. Didn’t train today, albeit I spent a few active hours at the beach this morning and also swam at the beach again yesterday pm.

Have included some semi nudes of the process - the first is day 1 at 18.9% bf and still disgusts me. The most recent was taken yesterday. Any guesses as to what the bf measurement will be tomorrow? (Assuming there’s anybody left itt?).





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Old 11-12-2017, 03:42 AM   #127
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Re: 6 week paleo challenge - lose fat, maintain strength, sleep better

26.3% is the before
22.6% is my after guess
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Old 11-12-2017, 03:50 AM   #128
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26.3% is the before
22.6% is my after guess


No, before was 18.9

The first DEXA was set up wrong
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Old 11-12-2017, 03:55 AM   #129
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Your log entry sounds and looks correct. 26.3. Don't know when you adjusted, definitely not in this log.

There is a fake dexa that doesn't even measure head fat. Post your report, it should have head fat.

Definitely over 20%, but still eye opening changes in only 6 weeks.
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Old 11-12-2017, 04:15 AM   #130
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Your log entry sounds and looks correct. 26.3. Don't know when you adjusted, definitely not in this log.

There is a fake dexa that doesn't even measure head fat. Post your report, it should have head fat.

Definitely over 20%, but still eye opening changes in only 6 weeks.


If you read through about 7 posts on the first page, you’ll see that on the afternoon after I had the test done, the guy called me and told me it was a brand new machine and that all of his clients that morning had registered really high. He’d checked the settings and found they were wrong.

He re-tested me in the evening on the machine the practice had had for 4 years and that was where 18.9 came from.

I don’t know how to post my report but I can tell you that my head weighs 4.9kg and has 874g of fat!
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Old 11-12-2017, 04:19 AM   #131
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Maybe it looks like more because I carry my weight around my waist - 24.1% according to the test, albeit then my arms average 14 and my legs just under 17.
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Old 11-12-2017, 05:58 PM   #132
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Results are in

Weight 81.6kg which is a loss of 6.1kg on the Dexa (and 6.4 pn the gym scales)

Body fat now 17.1 from 18.9. This means that only 2.6kg of the weight I lost was fat and the other 3.5kg was water and muscle. I'm surprised (and disappointed) it wasn't a little more fat.

Deadhang Pull Up max was 17 - up from 14
Dips max was 24 up from 20
Strit Press dropped from 62.5 to 60
Bench Press stayed at 95

All in all, relatively happy with the result - I would definitely have liked to drop more fat, but I guess this shows how much water we have stored in and around our body

In terms of the diet, I do enjoy the structure of paleo - it doesn't feel like much of a punish to me and I've never been a calorie/macro counter. The weight loss from paleo definitely slowed down and I saw great results from intermittent fasting the past two weeks - basically not eating til lunch 2 or 3 days per week and then eating normally thereafter.

Doing this for 6 weeks has been useful - I feel like a lot of my sugar and carb cravings have diminished substantially over the past few weeks and I don't feel any need to go out and stuff my face or drop off the diet. I'm planning on staying focused on staying off the carbs, avoiding alcohol at home and eating smaller portions for the next month and hopefully will be able to drop 1 or 2kg more before the Christmas silly season.

Need to have a think about a training plan for the next few months too - as you'll see from my pics, I find it hard to put on muscle and I've found I make my best gains with proper strength type work with lower rep schemes and I haven't really enjoyed following more of a body part type protocol the past 6 weeks. I would really like to get to 20 pull ups - max ever is 18 and I think to be able to do 20 at my age would be a decent achievement.

also thinking about doing a 3 month SARM cycle.
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Old 11-12-2017, 07:14 PM   #133
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Old machine is whack for sure, but I don't want to keep harping about it. I think you had great results for 6 weeks.

I would just keep track of your waist size around navel (not sucked in). Anywhere from 31-33" is a good healthy result. In Jean size that would be 30 or 32. Even though I would be careful about the 32s, even a 35+" waist fits in those.

My will guess is you are 33", which is okay. If you really our under 32" then I would believe the dexa results more. But just the fact that you lost so much water weight is disturbing. Dieting does work like that but not to that extreme. You were either super dehydrated or machine is whack (and I have seen whack older DEXAs)
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Old 11-12-2017, 07:51 PM   #134
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thumb.

I've lost a little confidence in the DEXA tbh, with the shambles of the first machine and then even this morning he had to restart the machine twice.

I think the overall reading machine is relatively accurate - my last two DEXA readings were 5/6 years ago and were both in the middle of these two BF scores, when my weight was in the middle of them too - think I was 18.1 at 86.5kg and then 17.9 at 85.5 or sth

So the story makes sense, but some of the body part specific readings over the 6 weeks are pretty weird and don't inspire confidence. Some are bang on...so eg I lost 1.4kg of each leg, but then my 'left rib' measurement I lost 1.7kg (about8% of my total weight in that area) whereas my 'right rib', I gained 80g, my right arm droppd 450g whereas my left arm only lost 200g

in terms of waist measurements, my 32 jeans and shorts are now too loose...the shorts are falling down to half way up my ass.

overall though, I'm happy to have lost the weight and the DEXA and this blog were both really to keep me focused and accountable for the whole 6 weeks. I've slept a load better, I've had way better energy levels during the days and my overall mood has had less swings and fluctuations...apart from those times when I've been really hungry and my kids have been particularly annoying!
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