On friday, with full outdoor gear on, I was 95.2kg, so probably about 94kg, which is an approximate average loss of 40 grammes per day. I have no way of knowing how accurate the scales in the chemist are, or how accurate the scales at my doctors, which I had used previously, are. I don't weigh myself very often as I think weight is not the best way to measure progress.
According to this site;
Muscle density is 1.06 g/ml and fat density is
(about) 0.9 g/ml. Thus, one liter of muscle would
weight 1.06 kg and one liter of fat would weight
0.9 kg. In other words, muscle is about 18% denses
I take this to mean that if I've lost 2 kg due to my diet, then I could have easily have gained a kilo or two due to cycling and training at the gym and I wouldn't know the difference. I have no way of measuring the exchange of muscle to fat process. The only thing I can take for granted is my dimishing waist and the fact that the 38 inch (waist) trousers I bought in the beginning of September are now too big for me, and make my bottom look like an elephants. I'm curious to see if I can find the same trousers again and see what I fit now. I bought a T shirt the other day and it was an XL instead of the previous XXL sizes I have grown accustomed to. Since more clothes are sold in XL sizes, suddenly, there are far more clothes at my disposal. I still wasn't able to find much I cared to wear, but it was pleasant to know that I could buy almost anything in the shop rather than just the pitiful few items available to fat men.
On Wednesay 18th, I was at the hospital for a routine check up. I'd been by the week previously and had a blood sample taken, so the results were already available. My blood test showed I was very healthy, but one thing stood out on the screen. One number was highlighted in red; my albumin registered at 5.0, which caused my doctor to remark that I was "apparently very well nourished". I told him I was on a diet, to which he replied I should be careful to drink plenty of water. Duly noted. I don't fancy dehydration.