My Body Fat % / Weekend Rides -- Log
Popped into the Victoria Health Show today, lotsa neat booths and samples. Saw Brendan Brazier, world-class vegan triathlete, he should be back in the city in April and hopefully we'll get out for a few rides. =)
There was an interesting group called CHIP (Coronary Health Improvement Project), which essentially promotes a plant-based (vegan) diet for health. They were mostly seniors, and were really impressed with me, and that i've been vegan for more than 14yrs! They're saying things like:
"That's amazing.. It took me 60yrs before i figured out how to eat well!"
Anyway, they had one of those scales you step on (Tanita Body Composition Analyzer), and it sends electrical pulses through your body and measures all sorts of stuff, including body fat. It's funny, i'd assumed i still had a fair bit of fat yet to burn away, but it turns out i'm at a fairly svelte 10.5%! Very good news...i have less fat to lose that i thought. I would have guessed i was upwards of 15% or more! (Tho i'm not sure how accurate this thing is.)
It also told me my weight was 148.4lbs, my BMI was 21.3, and that i'd burn 1695 calories in a day if i were to do absolutely nothing.
I've got 15.6 lbs of fat in my body, total (which is 54,600 calories! I can eat and live off myself for over a month! Each pound is around 3,500 calories, fyi.)
I'm also 97.2 lbs of water! That's like 2/3rds of my weight! If i could get rid of all that water, i bet i'd fly up hills...!! ;)
Went for two rides this weekend:
Sat - went out in the afternoon, totally missed the sun.. Rode with a bunch of the Dr Walker (velodrome) team, it was nice seeing these guys, but they're on a very different training program from me...the ride was practically anti-aerobic!! Darn sprinters..
Sun - yet another rainy day, went out with the infamous Burnside group, pretty reasonable pace, tho we kept dropping people as the ride progressed...was down to four by the time we got to Mattick's Farm (started with ~15.) Was pretty wet by the 40min mark, but it was reasonably warm out. Felt good afterwards.
Note to self: ate a chocolate-chip peanut butter Clif bar, and it didn't digest too well...best to avoid on more intense rides (peanuts don't agree with me..)