Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Just Checked My Fat% and BMI with the OMRON Fat Loss Monitor

I bought an OMRON Fat Loss Monitor 6 months into my weight loss blogging (November of 2007). I haven't used it much, but I did record two times I used it. There seems to be some inaccuracy (maybe just I used it wrong), but I'll post what it gave me:

July 23, 2008--
276.4 lbs:  BMI 44.5

Nov 16, 2009--
267.2 lbs: BMI 44.5

Oct 20, 2010--
252.2 lbs: BMI 40.8

Last time I checked, it gave me a fat % of 48.3.

Today, it showed a fat % of 46.0.

Well, progress. :)

I guess I can put the gizmo away until next year. Heh.

4 comments:

Ann (-20 lbs in -60 lb challenge) said...

Princess, how does the current reading measure against an online BMI calculator? Did you compare, just to see?

I'm looking forward to your weigh-in tomorrow (Friday). Your body wants to hold onto the 250s, but you won't let it. You are getting so close ... I can't wait for you to fall into the 240s!! Passing those 25-increments are the best.

xx

Yum Yucky said...

Whoa. That thing looks real high tech. And I blame it for those inaccuracies. The more high tech, the more inaccurate things can be. Uhh, that sounds about right.

Anonymous said...

Ann, the online calculator gave me 40.7. So, that's pretty dang close. :D

Anonymous said...

interesting! I have a scale with a BMI and body fat calculator built into it. And I think it's CRAZILY innaccurate?! I'm 5'4", weight 183 and ride a bike about 25-75 miles a week. And I have a few other workouts I throw into my week involving weights or cardio. This is LESS than I used to do a few years ago. I had more muscle a few years ago and yet today it STILL shows my body fat % anywhere from 46-48% every single day. How can that be? Isn't that nuts? I know most of my muscle is in my quads right now but even a few years ago I had way more muscles all over and even then it showed the same body fat %. I don't trust those things.