Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Good News and the Very, Very Bad News

I used my new scale today. It was quite the bittersweet experience.

The good news is, I'm down to 165. I'll take it.

The bad, shocking, horrible, gut wrenching news is that I also found out what my body fat percentage is. I knew it was bad, but I had no idea. I fall firmly in the Obese category.

Are you sitting down? 38%. Yes, my friends, I am over one third FAT! Is that disgusting or what!? I struggled to even write this out; it's so shameful! I mean, really, what kind of person has 38% body fat!???? A fat one, that's what!

Anyway, it was a huge wake-up call and it has totally put a fire under my bumdiggity to change that embarrassing fact. I really hope with this HCG diet releasing my stored fat that that ugly number will quickly begin it's descent into a healthy range.

Obese is considered anything over 32%. An "acceptable" percentage for women is 25-31%, the percentage for an active woman should be 21-24% and for hardcore women athletes they should be around 14-20%. Or so the world wide web tells me. ;-)

So anyway, there it is. The good, the bad and the ugly. I am really, really looking forward to changing things around here, to learning to live a healthy lifestyle of moderation and getting into the healthy range for both my weight and my body fat percentage.


  1. I'm not sure how accurate body fat mechanisms on scales really are. My scale's told me a variety of things, ranging from 24-33%. This was in one week. I noticed too, that it got more off as the scale got to be a year old. The weight part is fine, but I wouldn't necessarily heed the body fat part as 100% accurate.

  2. I hope to never know my body fat! :)
    I don't think I could take it.

    When do you start your pig out days? I want photos of everything you need so I can live vicariously through you those days! LOL

  3. Aw don't panic, it's just a number! I've been yelling at my body fat scale lately too cuz gosh darn, it fluctuates so much sometimes! Grrrr. I'm told that to get an accurate reading you have to weigh at the same time each day, one day per WEEK and count that. I can't wait to see how the HCG goes for you!!