Health-O-Meter Scale. You buy, you haul. Must go. Need to pay for new running shoes. Call 1-800-IMA-RUNR for more details. haha
I bought a Tanita BF679W Body Fat Monitor Scale tonight. I'm stoked! Like a kid in a candy shop, I couldn't get my clothes off fast enough to give it a test drive. Sounds kinda kinky. [wink wink] It was just me, the scale and the bathroom floor. I set up my general programming and hopped on. YESSSSSSS! It worked! I'm no longer an Er3. The crowd roars. Jackpot!!!!!! I'm in love!
My body fat %age was in the healthy zone for my age and height: 31%. I also weighed in at 149 lbs [ 3 lbs heavier than the Health-O-Meter :( ] and my total water %age read 48% [even tho' this number falls into the normal zone for a woman, this was too soon after weights and an intense spin class - the booklet says to wait three hours after exercise, waking up or a large meal]. Looks like I will get naked and retest tomorrow. As far as the accuracy of the scale? I honestly couldn't give you a professional opinion, however, through my research, Tanita ranked 'top dog' in body fat monitor scales. Go check 'em out.
So, where do I go from here? Tanita gives a general range for age and 23% body fat is the bottom of the healthy range for my age. [Want to guess how old I am????] My goal, until I do some further research is now 23% body fat and I'm not going to worry about my weight. This is where the challenge begins. :D
p.s. Don't forget to check out The Shirt That Races Blog. Shoe Running has a great post and pictures about her run in San Francisco. Kim is wearing it in Texas this weekend. Go Kim!