Wednesday, January 27

My conclusion on being fat and fit

I have come to a conclusion based on the Science of Amyology. What? You've never heard of it? I promise, it's based on some very sound scientific principles. Cross my heart.

So, anyhoo, I've been thinking about the print outs I get at the doctor's office when I get weighed in. Oh, hey, I never looked at the one last time. I'll have to go dig it out later and compare between my last two visits. Anyhow, I digress...

It said that my fat-free mass was 155 lbs, which means my muscles and organs and all the good stuff - basically everything but my fat - weigh 155 lbs.

And my goal weight is 173 lbs (24.9 BMI). If I maintained the same level of muscle I have now when I get to that weight, I'd only have 18 lbs of fat on me, which would be about 10% fat!

I know that ain't happenin'.

However, moreso than that, applying the very sound Amyology scientific principles, I have discovered that I really am kinda fit and fat. Heck, I have 155 lbs of solid muscle (and organ and what-not) under all these layers of fat!

Which kind of leads to my next point. Obviously, I am not too out of shape, as I haul around 300+ lbs every day. I'd like to see some of the skinny minis I come across every day do that!

So, there you have it. One of the first conclusions from Amyology. You really can be fit and fat!

(PS - I know I am not really fit, but it makes me feel better to think about how if I can just maintain most of my muscle as I lose the fat, I'll be in pretty good shape!)


  1. Amy, I am convinced I am at least strong and fat. I have very poor cardio vascular fitness, but in terms of lifting things and carrying things, I am a champ! Whenever I've worked with a new trainer, which I try every so often before I have quit in the past, they are always shocked by what I can do.
    Interesting about the body composition, too. So if you are 155 lbs of non-fat, then 25 %, which I think is normal, would be 193.75 lbs...very interesting! I will have to ask my Dr. what my non-fat weight is, and how accurate this measurement is.

  2. I always feel like I should get fitness credits for hauling around all my weight too! Since we both think that, it must be true, right?

  3. My security word was "fatrid." Heh.

  4. I am totally with you on this...I really feel like I am very active for my weight and in a lot better shape than most people give me credit for. Obviously I carry out waaay more fat than I should be but that doesn't mean I am big, fat, lazy slob!!!