Monthly Measurements, February 2014

After a month of eating cleanly and getting some exercise, but not as much as I would like, my measurements have snapped back to the way they were before the end of year binge.  Depending on the measurement they have gone back even as far as before my October holiday binge as well.  I knew I had dropped a bunch of weight on this Virgin Diet.  That isn’t completely intentional.  Since I put on three pounds of excess weight during the holidays, I wanted to shed it over the first three months of the year.  It seems that I’ve done that in the first month plus a little more. I hope that levels off some, but unless I’m eating a ton of excess nuts, nut butters or oil it is really hard to bump up the calories enough to avoid more than a nominal calorie deficit eating this way.  I was glad to see that what little yoga and calisthenics I did do, which will hopefully ramp up in the next couple of weeks, already showed some gains on my arms.  It is amazing how fast things improve when you start from doing nothing at all :-).


Measurement 12/2013 01/2014
1 Neck (in) 16.25 15.75
2 Shoulders (in) 51.1 51.4
3 Chest (in) 43 42.75
4 Left Bicep (in) 13.25 13.5
5 Left Forearm(in) 11.5 11.5
6 Right Bicep (in) 13.25 13.5
7 Right Forearm (in) 11.6.25 11.625
8 Torso (in) 35.1 35
9 Waist (in) 36.25 36
10 Hip (in) 35.75 35.5
11 Left Thigh (in) 23 23.75
12 Left Calf (in) 16 16
13 Right Thigh (in) 23.375 22.75
14 Right Calf (in) 16.375 16.5
Weight (lb) 182 177.9
Skin Fold (mm) 13 11.5
Body Fat Percentage 17 16.


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