As of today, I’m at 171 lbs and 11.2% body fat as measured by my Omron handheld body fat measurement device! Since starting my current ketogenic diet phase, that is a change of -30.8 lbs and -9.1% body fat. It’s been exactly 5 months since I started.
I’m also down to size 30 pants! At my worst, several years ago when I hit my all-time high of 230 lbs, I was wearing size 36 pants. At the start of this summer, I was wearing 32-34 depending on the brand and fit. I’m now solidly able to wear size 30, though my muscular build still prevents certain styles from fitting nicely. Here’s a quick plug for Barbell Apparel, I love their pants! They make their jeans out of a quality omni-stretch material, and they’re looser in the spots that muscular builds require. They’re a bit expensive, but if you use my referral link you’ll get 10% off your order. Just click on the text above, or the image to the right. Trust me, they are worth it!
My journey to 9% body fat isn’t over yet, but I am so very close! I’ve been thinking about starting a “series” of posts tied together with the hashtag #JourneyToNine, what do you guys think?
My original goal wasn’t to get to 9%, but as I’ve stayed the course, I decided that I really want to see what my body will look like at such a low body fat percentage. I’m 29 years old now, so I figure that if I’m going to do this, it’s now or never! I’m planning to write some additional articles related to the ketogenic diet, as well as potentially share some of my favorite meals and treats! So if you’re interested in any of that, stay tuned and come back in the future. An easy way to see all my posts related to ketogenic stuff is to view the keto category page. And now you can also subscribe to updates via email over on the right, so check that out too!