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My goal is not how much weight I will lose but how I will feel. My mother was statuesque and gorgeous at 170. I had to set a goal weight though so I set it at 170!

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1 minute ago, dilhankay said:

My goal is not how much weight I will lose but how I will feel. My mother was statuesque and gorgeous at 170. I had to set a goal weight though so I set it at 170!

I used to be 5'7" (I've shrunk a bit in my old age), but I looked fine at 170 (that's technically overweight for me, but I look fine there. I'm currently in the high 150s, but want to get down to the low 150s again). But I have a large frame and am pretty muscular. My mother-in-law was also 5'7" at one time...but she's bird-boned and hovers around 125-130. She looks fine there and would look chunky at 170. I, on the other hand, would look awful at her weight (125-130). I had a DEXA scan about three years ago (after I got into maintenance) and my muscle alone weighed 117, I think. So all that makes a difference in what weight you'll look/feel best at, too...

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That reminds me that I wanted to schedule a DEXA scan for bone density - damn Corona...

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3 minutes ago, summerset said:

That reminds me that I wanted to schedule a DEXA scan for bone density - damn Corona...

it's helpful. Not only did it determine that I didn't need to lose any more weight (at 146 lbs, my fat percentage was 22% - which is pretty lean for a woman - but of course, it'd be higher now that I've gained a few pounds!), but I also learned I have osteoporosis. The technician didn't tell me that, because I doubt she's legally able to diagnose things, but she did mention that my bone density was a bit below average so i might want to bring it up with my PCP. So I did - and the PCP looked at the numbers and said..."ah...you've got osteoporosis". Shouldn't have been a huge surprise since pretty much all the women on both sides of my family have had it..

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Yeah, I'm a bit paranoid about osteopenia so I want to get a scan. I don't know yet which one. There is the scan that involves vertebrae only and then there is the type of scan that can measure fat mass as well.

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The BodyLogic DEXA Body Composition scan is supposed to give you an immediate color coded report measuring fat mass, lean mass and bone density, the color illustration also identifies the locations on the body. It runs $99 in some locations, planning to schedule next week if cost is at least in this ballpark. Insurance covered my recent DEXA bone density scan, but won’t this one.

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1 hour ago, Lily66 said:

The BodyLogic DEXA Body Composition scan is supposed to give you an immediate color coded report measuring fat mass, lean mass and bone density, the color illustration also identifies the locations on the body. It runs $99 in some locations, planning to schedule next week if cost is at least in this ballpark. Insurance covered my recent DEXA bone density scan, but won’t this one.

yea - most of the ones they do at medical offices just measure bone density. I had to go to some commercial place to get one that includes body composition (fat/muscle/bone). Some university sports labs have them, too - and for reasonable prices - but unfortunately, not the university we have here in town.

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