Sometimes the truth hurts, and in more ways then one...
Monday, June 06, 2011
Some days I feel pretty good about myself. I take pride in the fact that I have lost over 100lbs, that I no longer need medicine for high blood pressure, and am being weened off type 2 diabetes meds as well. I feel great about the fact that I have gone from a snug womens 28, to a misses XL, or 14-16.
I am in love with the fact that I am eating whole grains, tons of fruits and veggies, and taking dietary supplements to improve my health and well being. I think it's great that I m walking an average of 5 to 6 days a week, and throwing other forms of exercise into the mix. Then I have days like today, and I feel like it's all for nothing.
We Went to the Y today for a "Body Composition Analysis" . You take off your shoes and socks and stand barefoot on a Tanita brand machine. your height, age, and sex is entered, it computes for a few minutes, then spits out a tape with your weight, BMI, body fat to muscle percentage, and some other information on it.
I am almost 45 % fat. That's disgusting. Almost half my mass is fat. Horrid. My BMI is 38, which is obese. I have lost 100lbs, and I am STILL obese! I am also gaining weight! I have gone from 211 lbs in April, to 219 lbs today! I still need to lose an ADDITIONAL 85 to 100 lbs to be considered "healthy".
I feel like climbing back into bed and hibernating for the summer months. Forget shorts and bathing suits, c'mon sweater weather!