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Saturday, 17 January 2009

BFFM Day 26 Carb Down

Weight : 15.2% ~ 9.39/52.41 = 61.8 kg
Training : rest
Month #1 target : 31 Jan : 14.9% ~ 9.10/52.0 = 61.1 kg

Due to the creatine [I think] I have gained scale weight again but my BF% has dropped half a percent. I have now decided [after spending the last 2 hours doing endless maths] that I am going to concentrate on FAT loss rather than a scale number to determine success.

My goal is to be carrying only 5.5kg of fat while maintaining 50kg of LBM one week out from the competition [around 10% BF] . Last year I came in one week out at 11.4% BF which is 6.3kg of fat and 48.9kg of LBM. So I am aiming for approximately 1 kilo less fat and 1 kilo more of everything else. There is no point relying on show day stats because depletion and loading screws with my water balance which is how my scales read BF%.

I know it is all rather complex and the BF% numbers from my scales are comparative and not absolute but I can tell that I am getting leaner every day and relying on just scale weight which is all over the place is doing my head in. I also realise that it is not an exact science and I will lose LBM [not necessarily muscle] along the way but my primary focus is on the fat component.

Bottom line is I am well on track to hit my revised January target which is now expressed in FAT loss rather than WEIGHT loss.

And here is some more Pauline for inspiration ...


  1. Hi Katie,

    I was just reading your blog from yesterday and found it very inspirational. The reason being I was doing my run this morning which involved a lot of hills and seriously considered giving it all away, but after reading what you wrote it has made me decide to start embracing the whole pain thing where I am outside my comfort zone rather than resist it. So thanks!!:)

  2. Congrats on being on track for your goals! Awesome.