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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Raw Scale Data...

I was near the hospital today and decided to weigh myself even though I'm not sure if I can trust the scale. I've decided that as long as I'm using the same scale and that same scale doesn't seem to fluctuate with regard to readings taken against it's own previous readings then I can at least trust it to give me accurate progress even if my actual weight is not 100% accurate. Meaning if the scale says I weigh 100 lbs (for argument's sake) and say I lose 2 lbs...as long as the scale then tells me that I weigh 98 lbs I can trust it to give me my accurate loss...even though I may weigh 530 down to 528. It's still an accurate assessment of progress... Does that make sense?

Given that here are my figures from my first weigh in on June 8 through Today July 19 (41 days)

6/08/06
Total Weight: 527.6lbs (239.8kg)
Body Fat: 51.5% or 271.7lbs (123.5 Kg)
Fat Free Mass: 48.5% or 255.9lbs (116.3kg)

7/04/06
Total Weight: 533.8lbs (242.6kg)
Body Fat: 50.4% or 266.7lbs (121.2 Kg)
Fat Free Mass: 49.6% or 262.5lbs (119.3kg)

7/19/06
Total Weight: 532.4lbs (242.0kg)
Body Fat: 46.8% or 249.2lbs (113.3 Kg)
Fat Free Mass: 53.2% or 283.2lbs (128.7kg)

Now again I show an over all weight gain of 4.8lbs
but if you look at the Body fat...
on 6/08 My body fat was at 271.7 lbs
on 7/04 My body fat was at 266.7 lbs loss of 5lbs of fat
on 7/19 My body fat now at 249.2 lbs Total loss of 22.5 lbs of fat

You can go ahead and do the math...the Fat Free Body Mass numbers even out as well and show a gain of 27.3 lbs

27.3 lbs Muscle Gain
22.5 lbs Fat Loss
=4.8 lbs weight gain

So there you are! I think that's real progress. It appears that moving this large body around just happens to build muscle at a very efficient rate.

Like I said, until I find a scale that I know is calibrated and as long as this scale seems consistant against it's own readings I'll continue to post my progress from it. Now as soon as the muscle gain plateaus it'll really start eating the fat and then I'll see the number's start to drop!

So what do you think. It's never easy with me folks...seems like my body wants to do this the hard way...

No one said it was gonna be easy...

17 Comments:

Blogger thehealingroom said...

Excellent!
Sean, this makes perfect sense. Of course your body is going to build muscle like crazy now that you have increased your activity.
Its so great that there is a way to figure out the body mass vs. percentage of body fat and everything.
Congratulations on this success. Truly amazing.
peace love and bliss,

10:52 PM, July 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AWESOME news - and congratulations on finding an excellent way to measure your progress. What super news. ~ m

5:22 AM, July 20, 2006  
Blogger The EYE said...

fantastic. sounds like some major progress to me. huge congrats!

as far as a scale that will accurately judge your weight, have you considered asking your doctor if there is one about, and let him/her know the inaccuracy of the other scale according to what you were told?

6:26 AM, July 20, 2006  
Blogger leenzii said...

don't laff at this....*is laffing already*. I used to work in a shipping company. Their scales could cope with minescule weights up to several tons and were accurate to .001 of a kilogram. I used to sneak the long route back to my office, across the scales to accurately check my weight the last time i went on a loss spurt.

8:25 AM, July 20, 2006  
Blogger leenzii said...

....all because i broke my own scales.....

sorry i forgot that bit...

8:26 AM, July 20, 2006  
Blogger IndelibleMind said...

What an astute point. I'm as impressed by the clever thinking as I am by the awesome progress. Out of curiosity, how does it measure muscle versus body fat? Is this something unique to that scale? Do you know a way we viewers at home could try to calculate our weights this way? I'm fascinated by this much more thorough analysis of weight.

8:29 AM, July 20, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been coming in and checking up on you everyday since your website was mentioned on oneredpaperclip.com. I just thought I'd drop a note congratulating you on your progress. Although the weight loss "ticker" hasn't moved, you have lost an astounding amount of body fat. Keep it going, man. I wish you the best of luck.

8:46 AM, July 20, 2006  
Anonymous Chad Blodgett said...

You are doing great! Posts like this are very interesting and show the process the body needs to go through before it really begins to burn weight.

9:05 AM, July 20, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Sean!

That is AWESOME!!! Keep up the good work, because it is definitely paying off. I am so proud of you as I'm sure you are of yourself!

People Magazine had an article on the red paper clip guy in this week's edition. If he has you mentioned on his site, then you could be getting some really big exposure starting now. Oprah may catch up with you without you even seeking her out ;)

I scanned and emailed the article to you, so check it out.

KA

9:10 AM, July 20, 2006  
Anonymous Dawn said...

So I have to admit, My cousin Clay sent me a link to your blogspot & I have been one of those people that quietly reads about your progress & thinks "thats pretty freaking cool" But I just have to tell ya ... It's very cool to see your progress & read people supportive responses. It's not a simple thing to get the motivation to "put two feet on the floor & move" soooo Good Great Fabulous Freaking Job, You rock & thanks for letting us be apart of it!

9:28 AM, July 20, 2006  
Blogger AnJaka said...

I like your blogs, I will add your link you to my blog.
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9:28 AM, July 20, 2006  
Anonymous Wizie said...

To Indelible mind, and all others who are wondering how the scale that Sean is using measures body fat:

1. You step on the scale with bare feet so that your feet are in contact with the metal.

2. The scale then sends a very mild electrical current through your body.

3. The current measures resistance to its signal, the less dense you are (i.e. the more body fat you have) the faster the signal travels.

It sounds funny, but the denser you get (muscle is close to two times heavier than fat) the more in shape you are.

Congratulation Sean!

12:39 PM, July 20, 2006  
Anonymous amy said...

Sean, I'm glad the 'can't find an accurate scale' debacle didn't keep you down for long. I'm so impressed with your progress that I actually worked out today for the first time in...well, a really LONG time! Thanks for the inspiration!

4:10 PM, July 20, 2006  
Blogger Sean Perkey said...

thehealingroom: Thanks! peace love and bliss to you as well!

Anonymous: Thank! I'm excieted!

eye: yeah It's pretty good!
I did ask my Dr and this the scale he reccommeded. As it stands now though I'm content to believe what it tells me as far as weight and until I find a better one I'll just use it....

leenzii: I promise I didn't laugh! *cross my fingers* My dr once suggested that I go to a post Office and ask to use their scale...I politely told him to kiss my fuzzy buttoks,Well, maybe I didn't but I felt like it! ;)

IndelibleMind: Hey thanks! I figured I had better find the silver lining before I got to discouraged. Besides I knew that these changes were taking place I just couldn't show them anyother way.

Anonymous: Thanks for dropping a note! Yeah that ole ticker dosen't seem to want to budge but it will soon. I'm sure of that! Thanks for the encouragement friend. I hope you'll continue to drop by and say hello!

Chad: Thanks. I went by your blog earlier today and bookmarmed it! Very informative. By the way thank for the wonderful write-up on your site, that was really great of you! I'll make sure to link you really soon!

K.A.: Hey Yeah I got the email and the article! Fantastic for Kyle. He Deserves all the amazing attention he's getting these days. if a little trickles over here I Ain't complaining one bit :0) bye the way I think I will take you up on that Meatloaf recipe!
thanks again for all the great encouragement. It means a lot!

Dawn: Hey! you tell that cousin of your thanks for me next time you talk. What a geat guy! And, thanks for your kind words as well. I, more than anyone have been pleasently supprised by the amazing response my blog has received. It's such an inspiration to open my lap top and find so many nice things to read every day. It makes what I have to do so much easier...so I must thank you for Being a part of it!

AnJaka: thanks a lot! I'll add yours too! Thanks for the link!

Wizie: Thanks for giving out that info...you saved me from having to do the research for good answer !

amy: you can't keep a big man down! ;)
Congrats on your workout! You'll have to let me know how you do. Hopefully with all the wonderful people posting here it will keep you motivated like it has for me. Of course we're always here if you need a boost...you only have to ask!

12:44 AM, July 21, 2006  
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