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[PICTURES] BEFORE - JUNE 2007 [Jun. 24th, 2007|09:34 pm]
And then you're someone you are not . . .


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Jules: May 2007

Jules: May 2007 - Front/Center in black

Jules: May 2007 - at Cafe du Monde - New Orleans, LA


HEIGHT: 5'5 (technically, 5'4.75" -- I'm rounding up)
BMI: 48.3
BODY FAT %: 37.6 (I don't know why this is different than BMI)
WAIST: 46.5"
BICEP: 14.25"
BUST: 54"
SHOE SIZE: 9W (I have to buy a size bigger for width. I wear an 8 in length. Needless to say, I hate shoes and they never fit my feet. Unless they are Crocs or Docs)

GOAL WEIGHT: 128-140

SURGEON: Dr. Michael Snyder, M.D. - Denver Bariatrics

HOSPITAL: Rose Medical Center, Denver, Colorado

PROCEDURE: Roux en Y gastric bypass


[User Picture]From: aome
2007-06-25 04:06 am (UTC)
What are the "pinch" measurements measuring? I'm assuming it's different than plain ol' ordinary circumference.

Thanks for sharing your history, difficult as it was. Btw, what do they make the bypass (the new tube that goes from the small bit of stomach to the new point in your small intestine) out of?
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[User Picture]From: madam_rouxeny
2007-06-25 04:12 am (UTC)
Yeah, the pinch test is with calipers and it's just a different form of measuring body fat: LINK.

You're welcome -- it's the tip of the iceberg, though. UGH. I hate having issues :))

It's actually a portion of the bowel, which is sewn below the small intestine to decrease caloric absorption.
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From: dizzledee
2007-06-26 02:16 am (UTC)
Wow, this is all kinds of brave. But not to go off topic OMG YOUR HAIR. It is so PANSY!!!!!!! <3.
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From: dizzledee
2007-06-26 02:21 am (UTC)
Oh, and while I'm here I'll answer your Body fat question for you since I've recently discovered this. See, you can have a high BMI but if your body fat is say, 19% then you are fit even if your 'weight' puts your BMI into the obese category. So weight is pretty random because it measures water, muscle, and other things you'd like to keep versus just fat. It's why someone can weigh exactly the same as someone else and be two sizes smaller. One has a higher body fat.

*pats self on back*
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[User Picture]From: piperki
2007-06-26 03:01 am (UTC)
How accurate is the pinch measurement? I just had mine done and was shocked--because my weight is healthy and my BMI is on the low end of normal. I have a feeling the pincher person wasn't the best trained ever...
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From: dizzledee
2007-06-30 01:05 am (UTC)

Sorry for the late ass reply...

The pinch test is accurate if used correctly. Unfortunately, the majority of people don't use them correctly. A true test of body fat percentage is a water test. And if your weight is normal, then your BMI is too, and having a lower body fat is only an issue if you stop menstruating and aren't eating a minimum caloric intake in which your body decides to eat its organs.

(I'm no expert, but I've studied the HELL out of this stuff, mostly due to my own fitness goals.)

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From: dizzledee
2007-06-30 01:06 am (UTC)

Re: Sorry for the late ass reply...

Oh, and Wiki has a great link on this...as usual.


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[User Picture]From: piperki
2007-06-30 01:19 am (UTC)

Re: Sorry for the late ass reply...

She measured my body fat at 31%. I'm 5'4" and weigh, at this moment, 127. Which is about 3 lbs. more than the weight where I think I look best. Surely I am not 1/3 fat--wouldn't I notice? I was guessing it was between 25 and 28%, considering how little I had been working out at the time. So I just couldn't completely accept her measurement.
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From: dizzledee
2007-06-30 02:16 am (UTC)

Re: Sorry for the late ass reply...

31% isn't bad. It's not great, but for a woman it's pretty average. Strength training is the thing that can decrease that. Also, one thing that makes it hard to measure a woman's actual body fat is the water we tend to gain. This can make a pinch test invalid and a digital scale is USELESS for measuring body fat during your period. I use a body fat digital scale, but I go by the overall trend as opposed to the actual number. I do the same with weight. My weight fluctuates up and down 6 pounds throughout my monthly cycle.
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[User Picture]From: piperki
2007-06-30 02:45 am (UTC)

Re: Sorry for the late ass reply...

I always wonder about my weight. I am (obviously) not a very tall person, nor am I especially big-boned, but I wear a 34D. How much of my body weight is boobage, compared to my body at the same weight if I were a 34A?

Anyway...yeah, I have a body fat scale. The day the pinchers had me at 31%, the body fat scale said 23%. I believed neither. I hadn't been doing any strength training for a few months because I was undergoing physical therapy and wasn't allowed to pick up weights (even to do lunges or whatever).
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[User Picture]From: piperki
2007-06-26 03:02 am (UTC)
Yay, I have added this journal and shall be cheering you along!
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