After I got my Bod Pod results yesterday morning, I spent the next hour or so staring at them with what must have looked like a perplexed look upon my face. I pulled out my charts from the past two months and stared at those too. Almost a day later, I’m still unsure how this happened.
As you’ll see below, the Bod Pod claims I lost 3% body fat and 5 lbs of fat. My fat free mass increased by a 1/2 lb.
If you read my post from yesterday morning, you know these aren’t the results I was expecting.
Granted, Bod Pods have a margin of error of +/- 1 to 2.7%, so maybe it’s a mistake?
Rationally, I feel like I should be celebrating, but I can’t help but feel like the Bod Pod is wrong. I didn’t track my protein intake the first month, so I don’t know if I averaged more protein or not, but I do know I failed to hit my 100 grams a day goal. Then again, I averaged about 92 calories less per day this month (which would add up to at least one pound of weight loss) and I did exercise a little more, so maybe it is right?
I took a look at my measurements to see if they might tell me anything about my results. These were my previous stats:
And here are yesterday’s:
Weight: 122.2 lbs
Measurements (in inches) (change from last measurements):
Bicep 10.5 (-0.25)
Chest 33.5 (-1.0)
Waist 28.5 (-0.5)
Hips 35.5 (-0.25)
Thigh 21.5 (-0.25)
Calf 13.5 (-0.25)
A total loss of 2.5 inches; with the most significant loss coming from my chest (which is basically all fat). The month prior I lost 1.5 inches. So I guess the results could be a little more accurate than I think they are?
Who knows? I guess I’ll just have to wait and see what the next month brings.
Final step count: 15,055
Although it’s technically already Friday, it’s basically Thursday night since I still haven’t gone to bed. I need to figure out what my plan for this new month will be, but that’ll have to wait until the morning.
Current step total: 62