I’m Losing It…

ScaleBody fat, that is! I went back to Dr. Joe at North Raleigh Chiropractic to get my latest body fat numbers,  9 weeks after beginning the ROM. Dr. Joe uses a body fat metric developed by the Marines; when I was re-measured, nearly every single part (legs, arms, even hips) had lost some inchage.

The results? “Body Fat is now 28. 6 % with 184.2 pounds of lean muscle tissue and 73.8 pounds of fat. Definitely getting better!”

I’ll say! Compare this to “33.2% body fat…86.6 pounds of fat and 174.4 pounds of lean mass to include muscle, water and bone.”

Basically what this means is, 2+ months of four-minute workouts has caused me to lose weight and fat. I’ve only lost about 3 pounds or so *total* weight, but I’ve lost 13 pounds of fat! And gained 10 pounds in muscle!

All in 4 minutes a day. It’s crazy, because I don’t feel like I’ve made a huge lifestyle change, but apparently I have. I look forward to seeing how this continues to unfold…

…catch up on the whole-health saga here.

7 Responses to “I’m Losing It…”


  1. 1 read your words March 6, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    gotta ask have you changed your diet at all?

  2. 2 Brittian Bullock March 6, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Dude. That’s super exciting Mike.
    In a weird way–it emphasizes that even small changes, done consistantly, can begin to steamroll into huge shifts. I’m really proud of you buddy.

  3. 3 Steve Valenta March 8, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    @Brittian, it sounds like you’re adding another chapter Gladwell’s “The Tipping Point.” I’m sure one that ROM Manufacturer wouldn’t mind one bit…

    Nice work Mike – my wife and I have fun checking in on this from time to time! Thanks!

  4. 4 Heather Wax March 9, 2009 at 5:06 am

    I’m wondering if somewhere along the line all that new muscle mass will cause you to start massively burning calories in your sleep and you will start to loose lots of weight? Ve will see…


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