Hey all! So starting early this year my work had a weight loss competition I joined. I started at 211 and when the competition ended yesterday I was all the way down to 192.6 - so all in all I lost about 19 lbs. Which was good for me cuz it was a 20 week competition
When we started and ended one of our coworkers who is a fitness instructor offered to do measurements and everything for us. SOOOO overall I lost 9 inches all around and then using calipers we took measurements and calculating my body fat lost with the formulas I went from 31.81% BF to 29.25% BF. A total of 2.56% lost.
I'm like really only that much of the 19 lbs was fat? What was the rest?! Shouldn't the number be higher? I'm reading about people who lose like 10 lbs and like 8% BF I'm like am I doing something wrong? I drink at least 2L of water a day- more on days I work out, I eat pretty well (South Beach Diet), I've started taking multivitamins, I use weights a few times a week, etc.
Any insight into pounds and fat lost would be great