September – Monthly progress update

As I outlined in my first blog here on My Fat Lifestyle, one of the topics I will be covering regularly is my progress.

At this stage I have the very poorly defined goal of “Finding a Healthier Me”. I will write a post shortly about what my measurable goals are (once I actually set them).

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Currently my primary goal within Finding a Healthier Me is to loose fat. I have been obese for way to long and its time for the fat to be given its marching orders.

The secondary goal is to continue to build my strength. I enjoy pushing heavy weights around the gym.

As the fat is sent packing, I want to increase the weight of my main lifts.

What am I measuring?

On a weekly basis I am recording what my weight is, the measurement around my waist and blood pressure.

On the last Friday of each month I am also recording the following measurements.

Biceps (L & R), Shoulders, Chest, Hips, Thighs (L & R) and Calf (L & R).

Unfortunately I did not start keeping these records in June when I made the decision to start on this Journey. I have been keeping records since July and will use those for my regular checkin.

On the weight lifting side, I am tracking all of my training. However I am interested in improving 4 main lifts.

Bench press, Squat, Deadlift and Overhead Press.

The Results – Fat Loss

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I have lost 8.4 kg (18 pounds) in the last 2 months and 12.4 kg (27 pounds ) since I started this journey.

However weight loss by itself doesn’t tell me if I am loosing fat. The circumference of my waist is down 10.5 cm (4.1 in) in the last 2 months.

As the graph above shows it hasn’t been smooth sailing but the trend is down 😀.

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While there hasn’t been anything startling with my blood pressure. I have never suffered from high blood pressure except for one period of my life, but that is a separate blog.

What is amazing from the above table is the 52cm (20.5 in) which I have lost from my arms, legs and body.

When I combine the weight loss with the cm’s lost, it is clearly showing that the fat is going.

The Results – Weight Training

With my weight training I am following the Wendler 5/3/1 training methodology. Each week has a slightly different programming and target weight. For the purposes of my measurements I will just be looking at the maximum effort week each month.

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As you can see from the above table I had a bit of drop off in my strength between July and August. I am putting this down to my body just getting used to the changes it is going through.

In September I increased all of my lifts except the Overhead Press higher than my July totals.

In particular I had significant increases in my Squat and Deadlift totals. I will be interested to see how my strength progresses as the fat is lost from my body.

I would love to hear how you are progressing in your Journeys. Either leave a comment below or tag me in a tweet showing your progress.

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