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Old 07-10-2007, 01:50 PM
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<DIV id=post_message_56227>You know... 5% BF difference can really throw your readings off! I was just looking through myblog entriesand I had this posted as my last stats:

TOTAL inches lost since 2/28/2007: 47.75 inches!!!

** Using Online Circumference BF% Calculator:

GRAND TOTAL Fat Lost: 35.11 pounds
GRAND TOTAL Lean Mass Gained: 14.11 pounds
GRAND TOTAL Weight Lost: 21 pounds

The online BF% Calculator had me between 29-31% BF.

When I did my measurements using the 7-site caliper method, it came out to 34.42%!!! Wow. BIG difference.

I know that the 7-site caliper method is more accurate so I will stick with this method from now on. The BIA test that I do at the gym is about .5% below this.

Anyhow... here are my updated progress stats:

TOTAL inches lost since 2/28/2007: 47.75 inches!!!

** Using 7-site caliper method:

GRAND TOTAL Fat Lost: 27.34 pounds
GRAND TOTAL Lean Mass Gained: 3.84 pounds
GRAND TOTAL Weight Lost: 23.5 pounds

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Moral of this story... caliper test's are more accurate than online BF% calculators!!! If you have access to them, use them!

~ Vilma
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Old 07-10-2007, 02:39 PM
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Congrats on the inch and weight loss!
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Old 07-11-2007, 12:27 PM
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Congratulations on your losses!! You're such a wealth of info!!
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Old 07-11-2007, 06:36 PM
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AWESOME on your inch loss : ) You should be VERY PROUD
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Old 07-14-2007, 02:04 PM
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Thanks for your kind words everyone... but really, try the calipers... they are ALOT more accurate if that's what you are aiming for.

If you just want a ball park estimate, then the online body fat calculators are good to give you a starting point &amp; progress points there after.

~ Vilma

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