Thursday, February 10, 2011

The results are in...

So I had my body fat percentage taken at the gym. I asked for the most experienced guy and asked him about his error rate. Turns out he's a former body builder (and looks it too) so he's pretty adept as he used to measure his own. Anyway, he said that if he's off, it's 1% max and that he measures multiple times and stuff like that. Honestly, once I heard he was +/- 1% I was good. So the pinching began and he said he could tell I was lean---flatterer! Well he said, I'm 19%! He asked about my exercise and eating and said he wouldn't be surprised if it went lower.

I checked here to get some "recommended" fat info for women:
  • The recommended amount of body fat is 20 - 21%.
  • The average American woman has approximately 22 - 25% body fat.
  • A woman with more than 30% body fat is considered obese.
I'll take it!

And a little more on the gummy yummy vitamins---yes, I'm cheating...Justaflower - exactly -  it's the chalk taste! Nella - Sam's and Fitby40 (hi!) says they are at Walmart. Something about Kellie - Maybe online? Tracy - I'm surprised having vitamins before bed hasn't given you heartburn! But at my age, it's getting to where a lot of things do (*sigh* margaritas!). Thanks for reading and commenting!


Lap Band Gal said...

Wow! 19% That's GREAT! I'm still at 33%...on the magic scale at my surgeon's office.

Something About Kellie said...

I'm going to let you in on a little secret - my scale tells me my fat percentage is 42% - now I'm not sure is it is accurate - I mean the scale is not exactly pinching me or anything but I will go with it. I'm looking forward to drastically reducing that over the next 12 - 18 months!