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Thursday, April 8, 2010


So, check this out. Every time that a patient weighs in with the surgeon's office, we get a print out. The print out comes from a fancy schmancy scale that is called a body composition analyzer.

Here's all the stuff it lists:

body type, gender, age and height
weight, BMI, and BMR
impedance, fat %, fat mass

Then it goes to say what the desirable range of fat % and fat mass is, which for me is 21 - 33% and 30.5 - 56.5 respectively.

So here is what my printout says from today's (6 months out) visit:

Height: 5'2"
Weight: 183.0 (WOOHOO!)
BMI: 33.5
Fat %: 37.3 (almost there)
Fat Mass: 68.5 lbs (13 lbs of fat to go!)
FFM (fat free mass): 114.5 lbs
TBW (total body water): 84.0 lbs

As a point of reference, here are the numbers from my first print0ut from Aug. 2009

Height: 5'2"
Weight: 288
BMI: 51.8
Fat %: 53.0
Fat Mass: 150 lbs (Whoa!)
FFM: 133 lbs
TBW: 97.5 lbs

As you can tell, my appointment today went great and I'm down a total of 105 lbs! Look for new pictures next Tuesday!

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