On Friday at my PT session the trainer remembered to bring his fancy pancy scales to find out all the things going on in my body. Well the outcome was amazing and laughable as well and that is all I could do the entire session – laugh.
First off the fancy pancy scales told me I was obese – yes OBESE. I know for a fact I am not as I am a size 12 which is about normal these days. I know I have put on a few kg’s since summer which I am not happy about but technically not obese.
It then said my body age was 14 years above my actual age. I found that surprising as I am relatively fit and don’t eat a lot of junk food such as KFC, McDonalds etc… I have my vices but not to a huge extent. I don’t think I look my age either but that is a totally different scenario altogether……
Next it said my water content was near perfect which I found the most unbelievable as I hardly drink water and only have about 2 cups of tea on average a day and nothing else to drink! A cup of warm lemon water before breakfast, then a cuppa either mid-morning or mid-afternoon. Now how my water level is near perfect I have no idea.
My visceral fat, the fat found around your organs was on the great side as well. I don’t know how you achieve this or can fix it but happy something else was going my way.
The fancy pancy scales also measured the muscle in my arms and legs which again no idea if good or bad but can remember that there was only 100gm difference between my left and right arm. Thought that was not bad as I am a dominate lefty here!!!
I posted on Facebook and Instagram that I was obese and quite a few friends were disgusted by it but I told them not to worry that I didn’t believe it as was laughing about it.
I can see how many women, in particular, would hear this and run with it either way. Some would go on a crazy diet/exercise regime whilst others may turn to food as they think they are already obese so what is the point. Luckily I am not like either of the above and I know I have put on about 5kg’s since the start of this year and need to lose it but I will go about it normally and increase my exercise, if I can, and make better choices with my food intake. It is all relative and how we perceive ourselves rather than how the world or friends perceive us. I would rather be happy about myself and have no issues when asked out for dinner than stressing about what others think of me and not going out because there will be nothing on the menu I can eat.
As of yesterday I am trying to have up to 8 glasses of water a day, even though I don’t technically have to as my level is fine! I am also looking at my dinners as I am very bad at night for not eating a great meal and then snacking in the cupboard when I am not even hungry. Mind you not snacking on bad stuff just eating for the sake of it or out of boredom I think.
So wish me luck on my little journey to losing some weight as well as the ‘obese’ tag. Not sure I’ll ever be in the ‘healthy weight range’ but I am happy with myself besides my jelly belly!!!