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Stepped on the scale this morning and was under 300 pounds for the first time in almost twelve years… not gonna lie, I cried happy tears

Once I’m a bit more comfortably under, I’m going to schedule a DXA scan, since my ultimate goal is 15% body fat, and it’ll help to recalibrate where that number lies on the scale.

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That is absolutely wonderful!! Congratulations!!!

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Great job

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I am so genuinely pleased for you. Onwards and downwards

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4 hours ago, vikingbeast said:

Stepped on the scale this morning and was under 300 pounds for the first time in almost twelve years… not gonna lie, I cried happy tears

Once I’m a bit more comfortably under, I’m going to schedule a DXA scan, since my ultimate goal is 15% body fat, and it’ll help to recalibrate where that number lies on the scale.

good job! I don't know your gender, but if you're female, 15% body fat is crazy low. When I got down to 22% body fat, I was told I should stop trying to lose weight (by both the DEXA technician and my PCP). I think 15% might be OK for males, though - low, but OK

(I should add that I'm in my 60s - that might make a difference. Doctors tend to like us with a little more fat than younger people. We need it in case we get sick..)

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Congratulations!

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2 hours ago, catwoman7 said:

good job! I don't know your gender, but if you're female, 15% body fat is crazy low. When I got down to 22% body fat, I was told I should stop trying to lose weight (by both the DEXA technician and my PCP). I think 15% might be OK for males, though - low, but OK

(I should add that I'm in my 60s - that might make a difference. Doctors tend to like us with a little more fat than younger people. We need it in case we get sick..)

I appreciate the concern! I'm a cis male in my 40s. It's an ambitious goal for sure. If I got below 20% I'd be satisfied, but would like 15% (which is basically a flat belly, though obviously skin will become an issue).

I'm going to schedule the DXA scan shortly—now that I'm under 300 lbs. I can use the mobile unit that visits vaguely near my work, rather than having to drive to Culver City in traffic for the fixed unit that supports 400 lbs.

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Congratulations. So happy for you.

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Congrats! Gotta love a milestone!

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