Week 44 – Results May Vary

Week of 03-02 through 03-08 in the year of our Lord 2012
This is the first weigh-in of the rest of my life. Here are the results for week 44:

 253.8 lbs.
Last Week: 252.4 lbs.
Week Difference: +1.4 lbs. 
Total Loss: 81 lbs.
Waist: 42.5 inches (-0.0)
Neck: 16.5 inches (-0.0)
BMI: 31.7 (+0.2 )




Here is my weigh in video. I hope you love it like I love you…

So I know you all want to know the results of my fitness evaluation at FitMed Partners this past week, right? Here is a quick synopsis. I will go into more detail in the next few posts over the next few days…

Resting Metabolic Rate
My resting metabolism, or the normal amount of calories that my body burns during the day with no added exercise, falls slightly on the HIGH side of NORMAL. According to the test, my resting energy expenditure is 2578 calories per day. In other words, my body NEEDS 2500 calories per day just to function properly. I have been consuming less than 1800 calories per day for several months. This means that I have been literally starving myself. I am going to need to UP my calorie intake to closer to 2500 calories to START LOSING WEIGHT AGAIN. How weird is that.

The VO2max test in most cases is to tell you how efficiently your body uses oxygen when exercising and how many calories you burn during that time period. I peaked out at 36.9 VO2 which puts me in the FAIR fitness category. I was told that this is normal and right for me at this point. Another cool measure that this test gives you is the target workout zone for burning fat. I will explain this more in a separate post, but I will tell you this much right now…I have not been efficiently burning fat with the methods of exercising that I have been using. This was huge news and I am hoping that over the next 12 weeks some new techniques will produce some better results.

Body Composition
This test was the most disappointing of the three. I am MUCH fatter than I thought.
My total body fat percentage was 31.5 percent. I was thinking that I was closer to 23-25 percent. Stupid, inaccurate floor scale. The good thing is that I now have an extremely accurate result and a great baseline to measure future results from. I will also do a separate post over the next couple of days with more details about this test (and some pictures!).


So there you have it folks. I gained another 1.4 pounds this week, but I think I have this thing figured out. I am going to kill this fat! Stay tuned and watch me demolish this blubber like a honey badger demolishes a cobra!

Beast Face out!



10 comments to Week 44 – Results May Vary

  • Deb
    Twitter: debslosingit

    I would love to be evaluated like this, but I have no idea how to even look this sort of a place up, and I highly doubt my insurance (not good for much besides emergencies really) would cover it, nor could I afford it.

    I’ve recently really been trying to eat more because I think my calorie consumption is way too low for the workouts I have been doing, and weeks I manage to eat more I seem to lose more. But its hard to make myself eat more when I’m just not feeling hungry some days.

  • Jan

    This is great news. Now that you have a better physiological understanding of what your body is going through, you’ll be able to approach your diet and exercise regimen more appropriately and efficiently. As for the body composition measurement, how can one continue to monitor this? Or is something your doctor would have to do with those fat measuring calipers that I hear about? Have fun with all this new information- it’s going to be great. Knowledge is Power. The More You Know (G.I. Joe)….

  • Amber Hanna Forbes

    I was thinking that you not consuming enough calories had to be the issue. You burn so many calories in one workout that it just seemed to not be enough. Glad you figured it out though!

  • curlsz
    Twitter: curlsz

    lot of pros debunking the whole “fat burning zone” theory but who knows

    so this 2500 calories – is that a NET intake – if you burn 500 do you really need to be eating 3000?

    • hank

      I hear that about the “fat burning zone,” but I am going to give it 12 weeks and see if there are some noticeable results. My EP explained it very well and it made sense. Also I am doing a post in just a bit about how many calories I “should” be consuming with exercise and why “the fat burning zone”.

      • curlsz
        Twitter: curlsz

        Awesome, I think I need to find a better way of calculating how many calories to take in – calorie trackers are so vague – are you moderately active, lightly active or moderately heavily lightly active every other day of the week – head scratch

  • Jonathan
    Twitter: jonathan94002

    Yeh, I think that I’m starving myself as well (2500 BMR + 500 calorie burn 6 days a week and 1500-1700 caloric intake). But, I can’t convince myself to eat more. It’s a scary jump after losing 20% of body weight doing approximately what I’m doing now.
    What additional foods did you add into your daily diet?

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