Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Pear is Better Than a Apple

Apparently, having a pear shape (a smaller hip to waist ratio) is better for your than having an apple shape. And what do I have? Of course an apple shape.

Today I had my fitness profile done at the fitness center. I've had it done 3 times. The first time when I first started losing weight in 2009, the second time January of 2010 and then today. Keep in mind that I had gained back all I had lost.

Description August 2009 January 2010 May 2011

Weight 289.9 261.9 259.9

Fitness Index 13 14 26 (They added a new test)

Body Mass Index 48.3 43.6 44.8

Waist to Hip Ratio .89 .92 .91

Resting Heart Rate 70 68 60

Systolic Blood Press. 140 130 120

Diastolic Blood Press. 90 92 86

Body Composition(Fat%) 47.5 42.2 44.9

Cardio Respiratory not measured not measured 32.6 (fair)

I find it weird that even though I way less now my BMI is a bit greater and the percentage of fat is also greater. (a little). The body is weird.

The trainer who did my analysis also told me I should be drinking a gallon of water per day? Anyone come close to this? Do you find it helps with weight loss?


  1. I do drink close to a gallon a day. For me, I've mostly noticed it help with bloating rather than actual weight loss... but that's just me.

    Maybe your height went down?? LOL That does seem strange about your BMI.

  2. I try to drink at least 100 oz. of water each day but lately haven't been doing quite that much.

  3. I do find that drinking lots of water helps. I can't remember the exact number, but I did read a while back that overweight people should drink a certain number of ounces OVER the general 6-8 glasses a day. It had something to do with our bodies requiring more water to process stuff. Sorry I don't have more facts, but the gallon does sound right. Lately I've been trying to get inclose to 96 oz a day.