[QUOTE=jenn26point2;1122164]I find body fat to be interesting b/c two people can wear the same size clothes and have vastly differing body fat measurements.
Wow... that was quick..[/QUOTE]
Both of these are true. For example, my 14 yr old and I have roughly similar body weights(both in the 190's) and she seemingly has a higher body fat percentage than I do. Yet, she can wear a jr's size 13 and I can't. Juniors size are definitely not meant for women's curves.
Oh yeah. Typically, when I do something like eating off plan, I can be back in ketosis in 1-2 days. It's really weird.
Lucky. It takes me about 4 days of perfect eating.
[QUOTE=252dlp;1121797]LOL, Deborah, I've always referred to myself as "fluffy". Even at my fittest and lowest weight (which was pretty skinny and carried a lot of muscle), I had a layer of fat that just wouldn't go away. My nice, hard earned muscles never really showed.[/QUOTE]
More squeezin' for the teasin'! Or something. Apologies - I am so very funny in my head!
I love seeing abs and when women are working so hard for them it doesn't seem fair that they wouldn't show.
But with that said, I don't expect to ever have abs and I'm alright with that. In fact, I was watching [I]Monster-in-Law[/I] starring Jennifer Lopez yesterday and she just might have the perfect body that I would like to strive for. I have always thanked her for bringing back the bootie, but she has a tiny waist, and is so slim from the side, yet has not-skinny everything else. She is my goal body. My GB. My fantasy hsis.
[QUOTE=Ddraig Goch;1121824]I probably wouldn't bother they are all different. the best one is probably the US Navy one which uses neck measurement (this is vwry similar to the one the British Army use too).
It's just that I am more hung up on BF than scale weight. I use a BIA monitor daily (which I know is out) then take the average of the British Army/US Army/US Navy ones every month when I measure just to get some sort of perspective. Another way is by eye (I posted a link to a group of pics on here a while back).
But I think it all depends on body type & personal perspective really. At the end of the day, [B]if you are losing scale weight & eating the right amount of protein then you must be losing BF[/B]
PS for a female to show abs you need to have really, really low BF - its much easier for men :([/QUOTE]
Yes, this works for me perfectly.
[QUOTE=jenn26point2;1122098]I never would have guessed this looking at your profile pic.[/quote]
Well, thank you for that. smooches!
[QUOTE=jenn26point2;1122098]I use the Army's method. It measures neck, hips (at widest point of the butt), forearm and wrist (these last two to judge "body size" - i.e. small, medium, large frame). It doesn't really matter which one you use, as long as you stick with one method to see the downward trend. They all measure differently so they're all going to find different results. Consistency with one measurement is the key. They say caliper testing is the best if you can't do a Dex scan, but there again, you need to have the same person do the measurements each time for the smallest margin of error possible.[/quote]
I think the consistency point is very good. I could just stick with the one I tried or grab my back and check if that fat is going down. That would make me so happy!
[QUOTE=jenn26point2;1122164]I find body fat to be interesting b/c two people can wear the same size clothes and have vastly differing body fat measurements.[/QUOTE]
I remember a thread a few years back on LCF (Low Carb Friends) where we all shared our weight and jean size and it was amazing the differing weights that could, for example, wear a size 10.
[QUOTE=Deborah105;1122265]I remember a thread a few years back on LCF (Low Carb Friends) where we all shared our weight and jean size and it was amazing the differing weights that could, for example, wear a size 10.[/QUOTE]
Right now, I weigh 199 and am in a size 14. The last time I weighed 199 was after I had my first kid and I wore a size 18.
This was 14 years ago.
....and I am at 188 and a size 16. At 173 I was in a 14. At 120-160 I wear a 12.
Every body is different.
225, size 14. I'm a tall drink of water.
I'm your height, Paula, but carry all my weight in my butt.