It is one thing to “know” that you’re overweight. It’s a totally different feeling when the results are printed out on paper and handed to you. As a part of our 60 Day Challenge we had to get our starting metrics from a BodPod or DXA Scan. We were told the DXA scan was more accurate and would give us more information. We drove about an hour away to SIUE to get our scans done. We had some “last meal” type treats in the few days leading up to the scan, and you know what? They weren’t even that good. My go to food used to be boneless buffalo wings from applebee’s… I had them on Thursday night and they were just ok. Nothing special. And worse… I felt bloated and gross after eating them.
Anyway, Back to the scan. It was basically an exam table that you lay on while an xray scanner thing scans you. It takes like 10 minutes.
The visual results we got were sobering. I’m going to share mine here. It’s not easy to air my dirty laundry all over the internet, but I want to be transparent with you guys. Well I knew that I wasn’t in the best shape, I wasn’t prepared for my results. I mean I typically eat pretty decent and I work out regularly. I’ve lost about 40 pounds over the past 2 years since Payton was born. I have come a long way. I’m not diminishing that work at all. I’m just acknowledging that I have long way to go.
Here is my visual body tissue quantication. Not flattering at all. My start weight as measured on their scale was 214 (210 on my scale at home). 99 of those pounds are fat. 99. That means 48.2% of my body is made of fat. Like half. Guys, this was hard to swallow. My BMI is 37.9… on the high end of the Obese category. To get out of obese and into the Overweight category I have to get down to 169 lbs. To be in the Normal range I should be around 140. Thats about 75 lbs.
All that to say this… these next 60 days (and beyond) are going to be extremely focused. We are eating a variation of the Paleo diet. We started CrossFit on Saturday (I am going to do a post about that this week!) and I am totally loving it so far. Hurts so good!
So, I’ve put it all out there for you… Now I need your help. Hold me accountable. Give me advice. Encouragement. Anything!
Have you ever had any sobering moments regarding your health? How did you respond?