Saturday, November 5, 2011

Body Math.

I may have lost my mind today. At least some would probably think so.

I did body math.

What?

I weighed some of my skin. I’m pretty sure that if you can pull it away from your body and flop it on a scale, it’s gotta be skin.

I’m sure that by now some of you think I have some weird skin obsession. If that’s your opinion, well then okay.

That’s not what it is. It’s that I just want to know for sure if it’s skin…. From more than just my friends and family. It’s like I need the confirmation from a professional. When you have come as far as I have,you just want to know. I guess I’m just afraid it’s fat… Even if all the lifting and pulling makes me 99% sure that is.
Anyway… I weighed some of the skin tonight. I busted put my good scale and a Sharpie (pink of course…as if that’s relevant). No worries…. I only weighed part my abdomen and arms. And I sanitized my food scale when I was done. I’m the only one who uses it. I shower twice a day… I’m not gross. But I STILL sanitized it. I’m quirky like that.

I weighed sections that marked with the Sharpie. I looked like a surgery patient when I was done.
My results? Almost 5 lbs in my abdomen; what I was able to weigh anyway. I am sure I didn’t get all of it.
(FYI: it is not easy to try to flop sections of skin onto a food scale.)

There was a little over half a pound from each arm….9-10 ounces each. Weighing the arms is not is not an easy task. I’m pretty sure I didn’t get all too accurate of a reading. I was trying to be cautious so I didn’t get too much of my arm on the scale.

That’s about 6 pounds from just my abdomen and arms. It may not sound like a lot but if you could see it, you might think differently.

I’m pretty sure that if I were to include my thighs and booty, there would be at least another 5 pounds. It’s rough down there. There might be more like 10 more pounds of skin between those two areas.

Think I’m strange. Think I’m weird. Think i’m obsessive. Think what you want.

This has given me an odd sense of calm. It’s a comfort to know that, at my estimate, I could have about 15 pounds of skin hanging on my body. According to the numbers, I’d be lower than my original final goal. I’d be 5 pounds from my new final goal. It’s comforting to know that.

XOXO

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