The Long Green Tape Measure......

A weight-loss sub-thread of The Long Green Ribbon Thread.

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06/11/2012 at 00:23
The ones you stand on. Can't vouch for their accuracy. Hopefully they habe overestimated the bodyfat.
06/11/2012 at 08:38

Morning everyone

Next poster can do the word of the day.

06/11/2012 at 10:39


MTViking, those scales do tend to overestimate the fat - how much it overestimates by depends on how expensive they are. Body Fat Scales are not particularly accurate because it's like one of those things at the fair where you hit something and watch it try to hit the bell and go 'ding'. The scales put a gentle electric current round your body, but because of gravity it only goes so far and then guesstimates for the parts of the body that it didn't reach.

The hand held ones only pass a current predominantly around the upper body, and so are inaccurate in a different way.

Use them as a guide. That's the best way to look at it - if it goes up, you need to do something, if it does down, then yay!

The machine I have is accurate to within 1%, but I paid nearly £1000 for it to use within my work.

How is everyone today?


06/11/2012 at 13:56

am well Vixx

my little daughter seems to think she is getting FAT! SHe has put on weight mind you!

Vixx I will be aiming for under 4.15, know why? 

06/11/2012 at 14:26

I'm OK Vixx, how are you?

I'm not losing any weight at the moment but the FAT feels like it's getting a bit less.

The word of the day is working for me, I have been drinking a bit more just because I'm thinking about it. 

06/11/2012 at 15:09

Why Wabo?

lfc - feel the fat melting off you

06/11/2012 at 15:14

well next birthday which is before VLM, I will be 55(ouch), and GFA will then be 4.15!

06/11/2012 at 15:36


You don't look that old. Are you sure????

06/11/2012 at 23:03

4.15??   Can you do that Wabo?  Sounds rather speedy, but then I haven't cracked the sub hour 10k yet -


I still have a ring of FAT round my waist. Without that I'd be almost perfect

07/11/2012 at 06:02

Morning fellow Fatties

Morning 5M Steady. Dry, mild, bit of  a breeze blowing, leaves crunching underfoot.

Hope you're all good.(After my introd todayI need to say something nice now)

07/11/2012 at 07:29
Morning all!
Rltw, pb London is 4.18 on one of the hot days, I can do it but of course it all depends on what London throws at you! Still have to wait and see if I even get that club place
Anyway, weigh day, a lovely 10st 6.3lbs! 2.4 lbs lost don't know how I did that!
Feel good though.
Vixx thanks very much but trust me 1958 I was born!
Nice run early birkmyre!
07/11/2012 at 14:57

Well Done Wabo - am going to need proof of age though....

afternoon birkmyre

Hi RLTW - what is your next aim going to be?

07/11/2012 at 15:02

vixx, maybe my mum has been having me on! She is not really 81, I could believe it! Ha ha

07/11/2012 at 15:16

Looking good then Wabo!

08/11/2012 at 06:13

Morning you lot


08/11/2012 at 08:11

Morning birkmyre - how are you today?

08/11/2012 at 08:27

Morning all.


08/11/2012 at 12:35

afternoon all

08/11/2012 at 13:11


I'm after tips on pre run food. I run at the club at 7 so I am hungry leading up to it. I need ideas of things I can have in to give me a bit of a boost and take the edge off the hunger.

08/11/2012 at 13:23

I've just had one answer come up on facebook:

Did you know that bell peppers contain more Vitamin C than oranges? Paired with low-fat cream cheese or hummus, they’re a great pre-exercise snack! What do you like to eat before heading out to pound the pavements?

They must have heard me. 

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