Wednesday, September 07, 2011

A Look at Myself


I've been away for awhile.  Sorry about that but thanks to all the readers that expressed concern for my well being.  I'm computer wasn't, but it recovered.  One thing that I meant to do last week was gather up all the measurements for my body; kind of a starting point that I hope to quickly and permanently leave behind. Taking a look at myself is always a frightening proposition.  I tend to squint when looking at a mirror or at least not let my eyes travel down below my neck.  I also hate scales because they never have anything nice to say to me.  The thing is though, if you want to get somewhere, you have to know where you are starting.  Below is where I'm starting.

weight:     208.8 lbs
bodyfat:    39%

neck:      16 inches
chest:      44 inches
gut:          48 inches
waist:       43 inches
hips:         42 inches
thigh:       22 inches
calf:         15inches
forearm:  11 inches
bicep:       14 inches

I'm not posting any photos but suffice to say, my body resembles a pear with toothpicks for arms and legs.  I'll see if all of this is only one year.

1 comment:

Hackenbush said...

I started out the year at 51, 176 pounds. I turned 52 in March. With some ups and downs I've reached 151 pounds on the road to 140 (I'm vertically challenged). Good luck! You can do it!