WHAT THE HELL?

Written By bryanboy

WHAT THE HELL?

I have NOT weighed myself in years because of my fear of weight but guess what? I went to the department store yesterday afternoon to buy some socks and I saw the Xenical booth where you step on a scale (barefoot) and they:

1) tell you how much you weigh and
2) tell you your body fat percentage.

Yes… I have a huge gut, flabby arms and stretch marks (this is why I don’t wear tank tops
anymore) but at this point, I have nothing to lose. I might as well face
the music and know the truth and nothing but the truth because the
truth shall set me free. I’m super pissed because I also went to my
designer friend Mich… for the first time, I couldn’t fit her
sample-sized jackets — AND I TRIED FOUR JACKETS!!!

Enough dilly dally and let’s cut the story short. The scale said I weigh 54 kilos or 119 pounds!!! I was actually expecting to be in the 130s range so I was happy.

And then came the not-so-good part:

A mind-blowing 27% body fat!!!!

According to Wikipedia, which is not really a reliable reference but it’s still a good reference nevertheless, the recommended body fat for males is 8-14% and if you’re over 25% body fat, you are obese!! I know I whinge and moan about being "obese" but come on!!! How can I be at 27% body fat?

The lady said my frame is very tiny hence the crazy body fat percentage figure but whatevs. I think that Xenical body fat percentage hoo haa is a sham and a fraud. How accurate are those things anyway?

Ugh. Definitely ruined my day. The funnies thing is that bitch got the nerve to hand me a flyer to consider taking Xenical. ROLFMAO. Oh well.

0 Comments

  1. There’s no way you’re 27% body fat… I’d guess about 10%, judging from the photos. Those bioimpedance body composition devices work by testing how well your body conducts electricity, as lean mass conducts very well, but fat does not. They’re horribly, totally inaccurate, and will show an insanely high number if you are dehydrated. Had you drunk enough water that day?

  2. c.d.t.r.s.h

    calculate your body fat by yourself its not that hard, maybe you have that much body fat beause you don have much muscles…

  3. Hi BryanBoy! I love reading your blog obsessively?! How can you have 27% body fat? I think you have like 0% body fat, you’re too slim & sexy! At 119 (a weight which everyone is dying for), you look amazing!!! Is that lady serious when she hand you a Xenical?! Why did you go there in the first place *just curious*?
    Take care mwuahs!

  4. Hi BryanBoy! I love reading your blog obsessively?! How can you have 27% body fat? I think you have like 0% body fat, you’re too slim & sexy! At 119 (a weight which everyone is dying for), you look amazing!!! Is that lady serious when she hand you a Xenical?! Why did you go there in the first place *just curious*?
    Take care mwuahs!

  5. lol that must be rigged so you can buy their product.
    to lessen your body fat, you’ll have to work on your muscles. you’ll be heavier but your body will become lean. but i have a feeling that you dont like the idea :P

  6. Aw, Bryan! I reckon their machine is rigged to make you buy their products. You’ve seen the disgusting love-handles I’ve got and I’m only (only!) 13% fat. My boyfriend has a fucked up metabolism and only has 2% fat. Can you believe it?!

  7. Hey Brian, don’t worry… I have the same amount of body fat you do. All my friends think I look great and am super skinny, a dancer, have done exercise all my life and still have 27% body fat.. that doesn’t mean you are unhealthy or obese, these people are crazy. Just ignore it, you are FAB!

  8. Body fat percentage is more of talking about body composition. I had suffered from anorexia and I would get my body percentage and during one of my worser periods it was actually 27% and it scared me even more making me want to quit eating. However, I’ve learned the proper way with dieting and have built muscle instead and I inverted to a 4% body fat because I have a high metabolism. It really has nothing to do with you being super skinny– I wouldn’t pay attention to it if you’re not interested in building muscle. :P

  9. Victoria

    The best way to measure body fat is to go into one of those dunk tanks where you blow all your air out and they weigh you under water. Don’t go by those machines that you stand on.
    P.S.: You are far from fat, your under weight actually.

  10. oh gosh, you mustn’t believe these tails about wonder-worker machines… It can’t measure your body fat properly. But I think, if you have any suspicions, you must take some examination… I have heard something about instant fat that’s really dangerous!

  11. i think you have high body fat % because you have zero muscle. in the end men were made to have muscle and with a higher muscle mass you should be able to eat well as long as you work out. something tells me that is not your cup of tea. i am not sure how old you are, but your body is going to request better treatment in stronger and stronger ways until you give in or it does. smoking and drinking coffee makes for horrible body composition, terrible breath and fewer nutrient reserves for fighting free radicals. you can still be shallow and skinny, but you should secretly workout and eat healthily.

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