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      Lisa, that's how I measure my body fat. I never could get the hang of a caliper. I bought one for about $50 - it's supposed to run a current of electricity through you or something like that to measure the the fat - I don't know - I am sure there is someone wiser than me who knows how the operation works. The most accurate way, I have heard, is to measure by water.

      When I went to the gym and had it measured, they used to measure with an electric caliper on several parts of the body. At one time, I was in the low 20s. Now, I am in the high 20s, weight 145, height 5'5''. Not bad, but not good enough.

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      Well done Lisa

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      lisa3102 wrote: Hey LtLM-

      Scale has not moved in awhile! When I started I weighed 142, now I'm 140.
      They use what looks like a hand held hmmm well, you hold on to it with both hands and they type in your weight, height and age...then I'm assuming it does some kind of scan and then a digital readout comes up of your body fat%. Have you used one like that?

      I guess I should assume I replaced the fat with some muscle?

      Lisa

      That thing is called an Omron. They are very inaccurate for telling you what your BF% really
      is but very good for tracking trends. Callipers in the hands of an experienced trainer are more accurate and, as wwBarb said, the underwater method is the most accurate.

      Of course how your clothes look and feel and how much your muscles show beneath the skin is all that really matters (IMHO).

      You should absolutely assume you replaced fat with muscle!! Good for you!!

      I am getting back on the band wagon (after being off for 8 weeks). I get pretty anal about it all and am tracking everything in FitDay. That coupled with not drinking should get things moving.

      Again Lisa, WAY TO GO GIRL!!! You've motivated me!! Thanks!

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      I had a feeling they were not very accurate. I mean, how in the world can it tell the difference between fat, muscle, water and bone - does it really run electricity through your body??

      Maybe as time goes by, I'll invest in an underwater test every month or so. As you said, Lt, my true gauge is whether my clothes fit or not. Getting on the scale does not always tell a true story, good or bad.

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      Yikes, being dunked under water is very scary to me. Let us know how it goes Barb.

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      Here's a website that you can use to estimate BF% too. I'm not sure how accurate it is, but again, it's probably OK to watch trends.

      body fat calculator and biofitness.com creates scientific body fat measurement in real time with optimum results here on time

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      Well, I don't think they dunk your head. Probably wouldn't hurt me, tho!!!

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