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    OTB, I love your reference to Rep. Wilson. Very funny!


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    Thanks for the info, SG and OTB.


    I will try to be more consistent with the timing etc of my weighing; probably do it first thing in the am before drinking any water---and also do the foot-wipy thing.


    I would really be happier with the 24% reading than the 30% one, though :-)


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    I would really be happier with the 24% reading than the 30% one, though :-)
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    This is why I say forget these numbers. I would like more money and a longer......... vacation. Because I know what to do with those numbers.


    I understand the concept and keeping track of your %BF seems like a more reliable way to measure progress than weight, but it seems to me that on a day-to-day basis changes in weight are easier to understand. Maybe I am just behind the curve. I have no faith in a waist to height ratio as a measure of BF%, but maybe a impedance scale could be good tool.

    It's grandma, but you can call me sir.

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    I have seen fluctuations on the impedance scale for BF...want a fun little test...take your measurement and either drink a glass of water or if nature calls empty out the system, I&#39;ve gotten 2-4% diff on the new measurement by doing that...I&#39;m an engineer, so I like to use some combined metrics, the scale, calipers and online tools, avg them out and you should be in the ball park...


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    Damned engineers, always trying to be accuate!


    (Two of my three daughters are engineers.)


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    Hey at least I am a Systems Engineer, so I like the "big picture" kind of concepts and whole "person" concepts...guess that&#39;s why I chose a primary who is a DO and not an MD... :-)


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    I think of of the great lessons in our science and sociologies in the last several decades is that we can "reduce" to absurd points and forget about the whole.


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    From your lips to God&#39;s ears, OTB.


    When I got up this morning, I used calipers and a 3-site skinfold test (don&#39;t know what formula the thing uses to calculate), and rolled a 17%. Repeat, same sites (marked with a sharpie) 18%.


    I know this is low, because where they measure is not where I have my fat (butt and extreme upper thigh).


    Waist, 28 inches (down 2" from 04 August).


    Weight, 150.0


    "Body fat %", 35---after wiping feet with damp towel, at your suggestion.


    35%???????????? I just don&#39;t think so.


    I guess my body just doesn&#39;t fit into the formulas. You&#39;re right. BIG PICTURE. Thanks for keeping me from going insane :-)


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    I guess the important thing is the trend. Or lack of.


    My concern is less the BF number as it is I want to make sure I don&#39;t lose LBM during this weight loss. I&#39;ll certainly know when I&#39;m 15%!


    My scale came with really good instructions. It has a little diagram of best times to weigh in and worst. The summary is don&#39;t for at least two hours after eating.


    OK, here&#39;s a weird thought. I just reread your post and realized that the electrical current go through the foot, up the leg (upper thigh!) across the butt (big butt!) and of course back down the other leg and foot. What if that is different from abdominal fat location?


    Said scales should probably measure foot to a remoted sensor to place on your shoulders, perhaps.


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    Wow.

    Hadn&#39;t thought of that. Points to ponder...


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