Measurements and Picture taking

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    Feb 10, 2009 3:26 AM GMT
    So I'm starting the 5th week of the 12 week muscle building program and decided to get my body fat measured and take new pictures of myself. Last week I went to one of the gyms I go to get it done. They took my phone number and never got back to me. (typical like always) so I went to the other location and found out that I have 17% body fat which I'm told by my age bracket is fairly good.

    So I get back home and take measurements cause I didn't bother doing it there and I'm used to doing it on my own anyway. I wear a 32 inch waist pant and I measure my waist at 34? Don't get it. My arms are like 1 1/2 inches different flexed? *grumble* Everything else went up. Yay me.

    So I started taking pictures. Only I had to clean my room (cause I don't want to be one of those people with weird crap in the background - not that I have weird crap but I saw a website that showcases people like that) and my closet mirror (cause it had smudges) then I had to write realjock 123 backwards for a verification picture (cause, you know, it would be backwards and I didn't want to flip the picture). By that time I wanted to draw a gun and hold it up to my head as part of the sign. I may do that later.

    Now I know why people don't update their profile pictures more.
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    Feb 10, 2009 4:04 AM GMT
    Haha. Don't worry man. I think you look good.

    How did you measure your waist? I think you're supposed to measure above your hip bone, below your belly button.

    Also one thing to consider is that different clothing companies have different sizing. I've got various pants that are either 32 or 34, but they all fit the same.
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    Feb 10, 2009 5:03 AM GMT
    I ended up looking online since I didn't agree with it and one site said to find the top of the hip bone called the iliac crest which is supposed to be lined up with your belly button. I put 32 in my profile.