Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Measure of a Man

There are many ways to measure progress when trying to loose weight.  Scales are good.  I know some folks say don't pay attention to the scale because it doesn't tell you how much fat you might be losing or gaining; but, admit it, we all want to see a lower number on the bathroom scale.  Calipers and a tape measure are better but it takes time and a bit of math skill...which I have neither on a regular basis.

Ah...but a belt...that's a good one.  I wear a belt every day.  Not so much as a fashion accessory but to avoid the public faux pas of having my pants drop to my ankles and revealing my plaid drawers to a cruel and mocking world.  The thing with belts is that, as you lose or gain weight, you go up or down a notch.  The belt I'm showing was bought last August when I started this fitness thing.  At that time, I used the first notch.  Then I slipped to the second, the third, all the way down to the fifth.  About a month ago, I took a nail and made a sixth notch. And still my pants were in danger of sliding down if I took a deep breath or walked too quickly.

So I went out and bought a new belt.  Not as dramatic as holding up a pair of giant trousers...but it is significant to me.

Shows progress.  Shows change.Shows yet another reason why I don't use suspenders

Monday, July 16, 2012

Weekly Stats

Looks like my printer is running low on ink.  If you can't make it out; the first number is steps for the last week, second is number of miles, third is flights of stairs, and fourth is calories I've burned.  The last one is weight change...which there was none.