Two months ago, I told you guys all about how I got to use the coolest machine ever… InBody. InBody measures your body content, and breaks it down as far as telling you what each arm or leg weighs, and what percentage of that is fat/muscle/etc.
In my past post, I was shocked that using this program, and seeing the results, got me so excited. Like, where did this Ally come from? Numbers on the scale tell such a small part of the story when you’re getting healthy. No matter what you think, the number on the scale doesn’t mean as much as you think… the following is proof.
(Please keep in mind that in this time, the scale didn’t change much. In fact, it fluctuated up and down, between a few pounds, but I never truly lost any weight.)
60 lb skeletal muscle mass 62.2 lb
42.6 lb body fat mass 39 lb
28.2% percent of body fat 25.7%
So, let’s pause for a moment, and give Franz a quick shout out. In two months, he helped me gain 2.2 lbs of muscle mass. See? If I had seen a gain of 2.2 lbs on the scale, I would have freaked out; but deep down, I wasn’t gaining bad weight. I was building muscle. That a GREAT number to see. Ok, keep going… I lost 3.6 lbs of body fat!! WHAT?! I guess all my struggling, and nutrition fact counting is worth it. And, if you didn’t follow this… this all boils down to a 2.5% loss in body fat. In. Two. Months.
I gained .2 lbs, and 3.7% of lean mass (muscle)
I gained .24 lbs and 4.7% of lean mass (which is amazing since this is the arm that I hurt, back in August)
I gained .62 lbs and 3.9% of lean mass
I gained .31 lbs and 1.8% of lean mass
One more pause. Seriously. I don’t know how much better to explain this to you… but numbers on the scale truly are not everything. Obviously. I mean, they mean something, but we all put far too much weight (pun intended) on the numbers that we see on the scale, when our bodies are SO MUCH MORE than that.
Now, let’s discuss my E.T. core. I KNOW there is muscle underneath this hot ass mess… November: 112.8% lean mass and 48.6 lbs. January: 114.3% lean mass and 49.3 lbs.
My new goal is to continue to rely on these InBody results to prove to myself that things really are changing, even when the scale isn’t. Also, I will start to track my measurements. I know that doing this will help me focus on the positive changes happening, even if they aren’t blatantly obvious to me.
In the meantime, I mentioned all of this to Franz, and he was super pumped. He spoke so highly of himself, that I threatened him with greasing doorways so he can get his fat head through them.