Just a short post to update on Joe Abs first DEXA body composition analysis of 2019. I did improve, but not a lot. Considering the improvement was made despite Christmas, New Years and my 56th birthday, a 4 day ski trip and some fairly painful injuries – I’ll take it.
I will also take it as extra motivation to really kick ass over the next 30 days or so.
Body Comp DEXA Body Composition Analysis Will Show Me Where I Stand
This morning I am going in for my first DEXA body composition scan of 2019. I’m really not looking forward to the results.
Although I should see slight improvements over my DEXA scan of December 2018, they won’t be what they could have or should have been. If I’m going to be honest with myself and with you, I’ve made a bunch of excuses over the last month. It was the holidays, I had my first ski trip in 4 years, I worked a lot, I was taking care of Ava Kalea most of the time, I injured both of my big toes, etc.
Yesterday, I had another DEXA Body Composition Test at Body Comp here in San Diego. It was more than a little embarrassing for me – but in a sick way, I earned the ‘results’.
For the past 100 or so days, I have been eating (mostly) like a freaking pig. Instead of my usual (fairly) clean diet (I call it a Live-It), I’ve been consuming pizza, ice cream, cookies, cakes, pasta, and donuts. I even drank a couple of half racks of beer like the ‘good ole days’. Between June 27th and October 2nd of this year (98 days), I gained 41.9 pounds – including 29.3 pounds of gross, ugly fat.
Not a pretty site – I didn’t enjoy it at all and feel like total crap because of it. Not only have gained a belly, but also man-boobs I never thought that I would be cursed with. My energy levels have tanked, I’m much more easily out of breath – and I even have to sit down to put my shoes on. I only have one pair of shorts that fit me (they have an elastic band) – and no pants that do. I’ve had to resort to wearing sweats on several occasions. For me, there are a couple of things that hurt bad: 1) I hate having fat thighs that rub together when I walk (waddle) and 2) I’m fat enough that even my wife is grossed out. Painful – and not necessarily in that order. Here are the major differences in my DEXA results in less than 100 days: Continue reading Fit to Fat to Fit (Old Guy Version) Fat DEXA Results