Every morning, I weigh myself, measure my abdominal circumference (i.e., my “waist”), and check my suprailliac skin fold (the skin about 2″ above my right hip pointer).
The skin fold is a decent guide to body fat percentage — there is no perfect and easy way to measure at home, but you can detect changes over time using that method.
Since I am a geek, I chart it all out on a graph, and since I am even more of a geek, I thought I’d make it available to all. I am publishing my data from the beginning of 2013 on.
(The graph looked a lot awesomer two years ago, when it showed an awesome drop from 198.2 lbs to 184.9 lbs in about three months. Now it is pretty much steady-state.)
To dive into the data and look more closely at my weight, body fat measurements, and my workout results, follow this link.
Here is a table that shows the conversions between skin fold in mm and body fat percentage:
|Skin Fold (mm)||Body Fat (%)|
In the future, I also plan to post similar online spreadsheets showing my workouts. In fact . . . if you go to the spreadsheet itself at the above link, you can look at my workout logs (again, from 2013 onward).