10 Week Body Makeover: Week 7 Results

As summer approaches, thousands will soon be thinking (if they haven’t already) about getting into shape.

People attempt to lose weight for all sorts of reasons, but for most it’s driven by more vain desires like looking better and being more attractive. It’s normal I suppose.

Although my motivation has been more driven by observing my grandfather having the ability in his eighties to enjoy his great grand-daughter, I’d be a liar to deny the fact that getting rid of body fat makes everyone look better, including myself.

There’s nothing impressive about being carrying excess weight. It’s not vanity, just fact.

I don’t say this to offend. I’ve neglected exercise, and lived in a manner which, had I been older with a lower metabolic rate, I’d probably have been in much worse physical condition.

And here’s my point…

With a few simple tweaks of my diet, and no more than 20 minutes of exercise 6 days/week, I’ve transformed my body in seven weeks.

Seven weeks to undo years of neglect.

I want you to think about that. Why? Having laboured to discover the most effective short and simple workout regimen, and urged Melanie to construct a nutritional plan that would accelerate fat loss, keep away hunger, and give me sufficient energy for daily tasks, we’re now in the middle of putting it together in a format we can give to you.

We’re trying to get it ready in time so that you get it by Easter.

Keep that in mind.

Week 7 Results

Anyway, this morning I got Melanie to do measurements for body composition once again. Before I started the plan, she did a Jackson/Pollock 7-point calliper calculation for body fat, and measured the circumference of my arms, legs, etc. We did this all again on week three, week five, and again this morning.

Here are the results:

Starting Measurements
Weight: 85.7 kg
BMI 28

Chest: 14
Abdominal: 22
Thigh: 25
Tricep: 14
Subscapular: 19
Suprailiac: 13
Midaillary: 16
Total Body Fat: 17.5%

Mid-bicep: R32.1 – L32.4
Mid-thigh: R56.2 – L56.0
Waist: 97
Hip: 103
Total: 376.7cm

Week 7 Measurements
Weight: 77.5 kg
BMI 25

Chest: 10
Abdominal: 16
Thigh: 11
Tricep: 8
Subscapular: 13
Suprailiac: 6
Midaillary: 8
Total Body Fat: 10%

Mid-bicep: R32 – L32.1
Mid-thigh: R55 – L55.2
Waist: 83
Hip: 97.5
Total: 354.8cm

7 Week Difference
Weight: -8.2 kg
BMI -3

Chest: -4
Abdominal: -6
Thigh: -14
Tricep: -6
Subscapular: -6
Suprailiac: -7
Midaillary: -8
Total Body Fat: -7.5%

3 Week Difference
Mid-bicep: R-0.1 – L-0.3
Mid-thigh: R-1.2 – L-0.8
Waist: -14
Hip: -5.5
Total: -21.9cm

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Largely behind the scenes, Armen is the husband of the famous dietitian who runs this site. He has the responsibility of the technical side of things around here, but occasionally writes when he's allowed ;)

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Taleen April 4, 2011 at 2:07 am

Armen, again – well done! You continue to look wonderful and much healthier. I see as much of a change in your face as anywhere else (and believe me, I see a remarkable change everywhere!) so you’re just right to be delighted with the results.


Armen April 5, 2011 at 9:20 pm

There was a photo taken of me a number of weeks ago to put on invitations for a meeting I was speaking at.

I came across it on Sunday and couldn’t believe the difference in my face. I was shocked.


Taleen April 6, 2011 at 12:09 am

Yes, honestly I am not surprised……. because you were never fat, I just put it down to a change in your looks as you got older but I was wrong. I can see the youthful face returning now! Just shows you…madness!


Armen April 6, 2011 at 7:32 am

Forget anti-ageing creams. Just start eating and exercising as I am.

If we could put this in a bottle, we’d make millions. :D


Ruth April 5, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Fantastic Armen!!! You look fit!!!


Armen April 5, 2011 at 9:22 pm

I’m getting there.

It’s only when you embark on something like this after living sedentary for years, that you realise the terrible condition you’re really in.


ann diet drops April 6, 2011 at 7:13 am

Hi Armen! You look good in your photo.Even though 5 years had passed but you still look young.


Armen April 6, 2011 at 7:36 am

Thanks, Ann.

I think I look better in that photo because I’ve been in the Californian sun for a couple of weeks by that stage.

But there’s no doubt that the lost weight, as you can tell by the above comments, have taken a few years off me.


Taleen April 6, 2011 at 8:13 am

Yes, I can vouch for this. There is without a doubt a real transformation.


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