Need some thoughts on this: body fat or muscle?!
I have a question for someone who hopefully knows a lot about fitness and generally how a person's weight might change in terms of fat vs. muscle when they start working out a lot.
My problem is that I know the scale "lies" to me because I've been doing a very regimented routine of cardio and weights for the past 2.5 months and have dropped about 2-3 sizes, however the scale still tells me that I am 150 lbs. and no matter how much i keep eating right and working out, it wont budge any lower. I want to lose at least another 5 pounds! (just FYI, for my body, that actually is thin -- i dont think its possible for me to go lower than 140) I should have measured my body fat percentage before starting my program, but I didnt, and now I feel like I have nothing to base my improvement off of!
For the record, I am 5'3" and about a size 6 or 8, and weight in at 150. What is your best estimate of my body fat percentage? I was 165 before starting my program, and definitely a lot flabbier! Any educated thoughts out there? Is there any way i can calculate my body fat without having to use one of those caliper (sp?) things???
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