I should explain my methodology. I have a Tanita scale that measures body fat percentage, but I know it's not always accurate. I also know that the time of day I weigh, what I have been eating, and my hydration, all affect the reading. I try to weigh myself first thing in the morning everyday and I chart that on a spread sheet. I average my weight and body fat percentage on Sunday. While I may weigh 202 on Monday, if my weekly average is 203, that's what I look at. It tends to focus me on the big picture and not day to day weight. Other than developing an average, I really don't care what I weigh today.
On 12-26 I was 208.8 and 25.6 percent body fat.
On 2-2 I was 199 and 22.4 percent body fat.
I have lost nine pounds of fat and one pound of muscle. I'm pretty happy with that as my primary goal was to lose weight. I would have rather lost all fat and no muscle, but cutting calories has collateral damage. I plan on going back on creatine in a few weeks and am curious to find out what the combination of creatine and karate will have. Since starting karate, my gym workouts have been curtailed. I do work out in the basement, mainly pushups, crunches, leg lifts, kicks, punches, combos, and kata, but not a structured three miles on the treadmill.
One of the things that I always notice when losing weight is how fat I am. I am beginning to see how I can easily lose another twenty five pounds.