“195 pounds,” I said.
The doc looked at me in disbelief. I was unsure of what to think. Do I look that big?
“Really,” he asked.
“Yeah,” I said unsure even though I knew my weight was 195.
“Ok.” The doc responded. “I would never put you at 195. You must have a lot of muscle.”
I tried my damnedest to hold back the smile that was fighting to consume my face. Are you for real doc? I look smaller than what I weigh? I NEEDED to hear this. It was confirmation of the dilemma I had been struggling with for a while. I believe myself to be larger than I am but apparently look smaller than my actual weight. I can’t decide if this is a good or bad thing.
After inputting my stats in the machine he handed it over to me and instructed me to grasp firmly but not too hard (ha!). So, the body fat percentage was the same as my scale at home. I was a bit annoyed; I wanted it to be off. Otherwise, how could my weight be going down, while I should be adding muscle, and my BF% be stagnant? However when I told the doc the outcome he was very pleased. He said that 20-21% is actually a healthy number for a guy my age. I also told him that I used to weigh over 300 pound a few years ago so I am really just happy to be where I am.
I wish I couldn’t either.
P.S. Today I jumped on my scale and the little screen said 190 lbs. Wondering if it’s a fluke.
P.P.S. Summer is drawing closer, and I'm starting to think a lot more about having that "beach body" I so desire. Pictures are by Randall Mesdon