CAC W5D7: Week 5 Stats and Photos

Measurements for the end of week 5 of the Cheapass Challenge (7/30/06) are:

Weight: 133.2 lb
BF%: 17.2% (Omron)
BF%: TBD ( 3-point caliper calculator; didn’t have time to take caliper measurements, but will do these Tues. morning)

Suprailiac: TBD
Tricep: TBD
Thigh: TBD

Chest: 34.5 in
Waist: 25.25 in
Abdomen: 26.75 in
Hip: 37.5 in
Thigh: 21.75 in
Calf: 14.5 in
Bicep: 12 in flexed
Forearm: 9.25 in
Neck: 12.5 in
Wrist: 5.75 in
Shoulders: 41.25 in

CAC Week 5 photos

Just for fun, here is a day 0 shot taken in late June compared to yesterday’s front photo:
CAC Day 0, 6-21-06CAC, 7-30-06

Notes: This is my most successful cut so far in terms of lean mass retention. I’m steadily losing fat all over, but thanks to an increase in the amount of muscle I have in my upper body compared to my 2004 matchstick arm physique and a very good combination of upper body exercises and nutrition, I am not losing much circumference from my arms, chest, or shoulders. It’s nice to see most of the inches coming off of my legs, abdominals, and hips. Now if I could just get rid of the subcutaneous fat that seems to be twice as thick on my back than on my front, I would be a happy girl.


I don’t think I have much visceral fat to be honest. I think my body prefers to store the fluff directly beneath the skin, which is why I have to drop my body fat percentage pretty low to see any definition in my back and hamstrings. 🙄


1. 1/3 c. oatmeal, 3 T. raisins, 1 whole egg, 3 egg whites
2. 1 peach, 1 scoop whey
3. 4 oz. chicken breast, 1/3 c. oatmeal, 1 c. mixed Mandarin veggies
4. 1 unsalted rice cake, 1/2 T. all-natural peanut butter, 1 scoop whey
5. 4 oz. chicken breast, 3 c. Romaine salad, 2 T. Kraft Free Zesty Italian dressing, 2 corn tortillas
6. 1 c. light soy milk, 1 scoop whey

Water: 16 cups

Supplements: multivitamin, calcium 600+D, EAS l-glutamine

Calories: 1454 calories (40.9% carb/43.2% pro/17.2% fat)


* Back/Rear Delts/Abs (60 min)
* YF Cardio (45 min)

Calories burned: 644 calories

DEFICIT: -855 cal (Target: -632 cal/day)


7 thoughts on “CAC W5D7: Week 5 Stats and Photos

  1. Great job with the cut! That good ol’ subcutaneous fat is quite an Asian thing, I think. But hey, it helps to keep us looking young when we get older!

  2. Cynthia – I think I read somewhere that Asians do store more fat subcutaneously in their upper bodies than Caucasians do.

    Ah, here it is: Asians body fat percentage differs

    Sad, but apparently true. Well, at least my face won’t go into craggy Skeletor mode when I reach goal.

  3. Wow, I really see the difference! :claphigh: Your site is really making me thinks about what I want to do once I reach my official WeightWatchers goal weight (soon, I hope).

  4. Clearly I haven’t got the body building religion, because I think you look better in the picture on the left.

    But if you’re getting closer to your goal, then good for you.

  5. you look much muscle do you plan on putting on. you should go for the max

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