...and my metabolic age is....

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    Aug 08, 2009 10:36 PM GMT
    I was just tested and am 39 metabolically!

    In April '08, I was 66...by Sept, I was 50...now I am down to 39.

    I think I would like to get it down below 30 years old metabolically by a year from now. I wonder if I could do that.

    My physique has gone from obese to the same as my personal trainer's.


    4 Ways to Know Your Workouts Are Working:

    1) Your ipod strap cuts into your biceps and you can't wear it anymore

    2) Your have to work your chin out from between your pecs when you stretch your arms over your head

    3) Your gym shorts tie-string breaks cuz you have kept pulling it tighter and tighter

    4) Your metabolical age is damn near 20 years below your chronological age
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    Aug 09, 2009 3:16 AM GMT
    Congrats. No shuffleboard for you.
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    Sep 19, 2009 2:17 AM GMT
    Fuck my metabolic age....I got called *BUFF* in the locker room today. A fellow, who I see when our workouts happen to coincide and with whom I have had short, casual conversations with over the past two years that I have belonged to this gym, saw me stripping out of my office clothes and exclaimed to me how buff I have gotten....and he's straight....and I was nearly naked! ... I was surprised since the comment came out of the blue. I reacted with a quick flex and that made him really confirm his assessment. Of course, I am pleased as punch to hear such a compliment ....after all this working out....and broccoli and cauliflower ... and less than a week before turning 58! .... icon_biggrin.gif ... As you can see from my "pic," the chart shows I have gone from middling obese to the same physique rating as my PT.

    This comes after my recent blood test that showed an 88% drop in my PSA (cancer marker) from the last blood test. Why it would drop like that 2 years AFTER the end of treatment, I dont know...and none of my support group can explain it either. It has been climbing, as it is supposed to because the meds are wearing off. All my other blood tests: cholest. triglyc. thyroid came back healthy....I think it is the change in diet , but I have to wait for the dr to explain it to me.

    So things are looking good....and apparently, so am I ... icon_biggrin.gif


    If, by chance, you dont care for my bit of self-indulgent bragging, keep it to yourself and just move on.

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    Sep 19, 2009 2:59 AM GMT
    Congratz ! I think it is great and keep up the great work icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 19, 2009 3:06 AM GMT
    how did they work out your metabolicl age?
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    Sep 19, 2009 3:09 AM GMT
    Yeah, I've never heard of a metabolic age. How is it calculated?
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    Sep 19, 2009 3:11 AM GMT
    Fable saidhow did they work out your metabolicl age?

    One of those electronic gizmos that you stand on with bare feet and a couple of handles while they pass a current thru you. They can tell fat content of each extremity, bone density, hydration, etc.

    Whether I really am metabolically "39"...whatever that would be....the improvement trend of each test is what I like to see.

    It has taken almost two years, but I am happy with the results....except that I had thrown all my medium sized polo shirts away thinking I would never wear them again and had to go buy some new ones for the trip to Arizona earlier this week.
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    Sep 19, 2009 3:17 AM GMT
    xrichx saidYeah, I've never heard of a metabolic age. How is it calculated?


    Metabolic age versus chronological age

    What is metabolic age and how does it differ from chronological age? Chronological age is your age in calendar years. Metabolic age is a number that comes from comparing your Basal Metabolic Rate with the Basal Metabolic Rate average of your chronological age group. Depending on how you compare you are assigned a metabolic age number that can be lower or higher than your chronological age. A metabolic age number younger than your chronological age generally means that you are fitter and in better health than the average, the lower the age the better in shape you are. An older metabolic age points towards being less healthy and fit than your peers and if it’s much older than your chronological age, this should be considered a wake-up call.

    http://www.quickmedical.com/health_information/weight_management/metabolic_age.html
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    Sep 19, 2009 3:31 AM GMT
    The 7 months I took off from work really made a difference. It gave me the time to destress, concentrate on my life style/eating transition (Remember that rather extreme Ultramind Solution Diet I was on for 6 weeks to change my mind and body's relation to food!....it certainly changed my tastebuds ... icon_lol.gif ), and develop my workout. I think it has been my increased elliptical workout that really made the metabolic difference. It has been totally worth it. Cuz if you aint got your health, you aint got nothin'
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    Sep 19, 2009 3:35 AM GMT
    Do you feel that you're giving yourself the same quality/attention to your fitness and nutrition, now that you're working again?
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    Sep 19, 2009 3:40 AM GMT
    xrichx saidDo you feel that you're giving yourself the same quality/attention to your fitness and nutrition, now that you're working again?

    Yes. I have made the transition in eating. So that is no longer a question. In fact, I am juicing more lately. I work out every evening right after work. Today I ran for over an hour on the elliptical....burned over 900 calories. I just keep being able to do more and more.....physically, I have rebounded way past my pre-cancer self.