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My Dexa body scan experience



Happy New Month! How is everyone doing with their goals and/or resolutions? I hope that we are crushing them all. One of my goals was to eat in a healthier manner. My goals were to simply turn down a French fry here and there and pick up a salad or two.  You know…balance is key!
I find that pushing pass plateaus motivates me to implement that same strategy in other segments of my life. I also enjoy having the peace of mind that eating right and staying active may prevent certain medical issues in the future.


A few years ago, I lost about 40 pounds and have since gained 10 pounds back. When I previously lost the weight, I did it through cardio and decreasing my caloric intake. From there I joined Planet Fitness, began lifting weights again, and slowed down on watching the types of food that I ate.

I recently had my physical with my Primary Physician. Everything looks ok, labs were pretty decent, but I walked out of that office with a question mark next to my weight. On paper, my BMI is in the obese category. That question mark sparked my interest, "Am I gaining muscle or fat?"

Just to be clear, I am not concerned with my weight, but I enjoy watching my body change as a result of my dedication to the gym. I enjoy going to the gym because there I allow myself the time and space to focus on my mental health. 


 So, I decided to use a gift that I received to take a Dexa scan. The Dexa scan is an x-ray that scans your body in about 6-7 minutes. Afterward, I was able to sit with someone in the office to go over my results and goals.

The staff was so kind and patient in answering all of my questions. Thru this scan, I was able to understand my body’s composition which includes information about muscle, bone density, and fat.  I was able to clarify how much fat I carried in each arm, leg, torso, etc. I'm excited to have this baseline to refer to whenever I see fit. Feel free to take a look at my results below. 






Keeping in mind that weight can be very triggering, I think that it's important to remember "self-love". Love yourself as you are and continue to love yourself along the journey. Stay in control of your own happiness. Tell yourself that you are beautiful and most importantly...believe it!

21 comments

  1. This sounds helpful. I have always wondered whether I'm gaining weight or if muscle gain is making me heavier. But I agree it's great to have self love.

    Mich x
    http://michjoseph.com

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  2. Oh it's sound really interesting! Thank you for such a wonderful post!!
    xx
    http://www.recklessdiary.ru

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  3. This is a very good scan, almost all of us now are health conscious and this really helps a lot too.

    Marie
    The Flower Duet

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  4. All about health.
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/

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  5. This sounds really interesting babe!

    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  6. I love your thoughts
    about loving ourselves.
    Nice pics.

    Ann
    https://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  7. BMI totally doesn't tell the whole story- a scan like this is so key in understanding your exact body comp! Well done, babe!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  8. I can imagine this to be really interesting and helpful to know more about your body and composition xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc . ❤️

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  9. Thank you for sharing this! I have been wanting one of these scans too!
    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  10. I really want to do one of these scans. It would be nice to know where my body is at and what it needs the most.
    Keep up the great work!

    www.fashionradi.com

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  11. amazing post!! amazing thanks for sharing <£

    jadieegosh

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  12. Ohhhh this sounds amazing <3

    Serene XO

    http://www.surrealserene.com

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