Sunday, March 18, 2007

Body Fat %

So i got this tested, thinking that it would be 'fun'

I was wrong!

Despite having a bmi of 22.7 (very healthy!) according to the test my body fat % is


That is obese. According to the test, I am obese. How can I run marathons, work out 6 days a week, strength train twice a week, eat healthily, and have a healthy bmi, and be considered obese! It just doesn't make sense.

Okay...time to move on :)


Gretchen said...

Way to stay positive Addy, don't let the numbers bring you down girl!
I'm psyched to find your blog...looks like we have a few things in common...I am a teacher and just got into Ultra running a year or two ago. Also looking into starting a Girls on the Run program up here in the mountains.
I can't wait to see how the running goes for you. Hope to see you at TRT!

Mark said...

Don't tell my wife I told you this, but yes, you look great per your blog photo and if you've lsot weight since probably look even better, and I don't think that having a BMI of about 22 that it is possible your body fat percentage is 40%. It is unclear which method of calculating your body fat percentage was done (there are different methods).

Addy said...

gretchen- Thanks for being my first poster (and likely reader) ever :) I'll look for you at TRT!

mark- Thanks for the compliment. I've lost somewhere between 15 and 20 lbs since that photo was taken (not sure what I weighed at that time), but I don't think I really look overweight at this point. They used the calliper measuring technique, but I think it has to be wrong. I'm debating about asking for it to be redone with someone else, because the results just don't make sense!

RSD_Terry said...

Addy, Go ahead and get that BF% retested. There's no way that you're 40%. I'd be surprised if you're even over 20%.