Now I started worrying how many ripples in my abs when Robin at Limeade and Watermelon made a claim to a 3 pack ab rack. So every morning when I’m doing the Gestalt thing of admiring myself in the mirror and telling me how much better I am than yesterday, I started watching for visible abs under the Buddha Belly. I have been called Buddha Belly for a decade – even when I’m in shape.
I didn’t really see anything so I went to one of my other blog buddies over at The Middle Manager to expand my knowledge base and saw the term percentage body fat which I had never heard before. So fast on the Google, I found a quick formula which said I had 53 % body fat. and there probably isn’t any room for more than one ripple because I’m 53% fat. Now that answer was just plain stupid as I don’t have an ounce of fat on my legs, butt, shoulders or arms and while my wife and kids sometimes call me a fat head, I’m sure that that’s not the issue.
So being the never ending scientist, I found out you can calculate your percentage body fat if you know your density. Since I swim about twice a week, I know I slightly sink in fresh water and float in salt water so my density must be greater than 1 and less than 1.03. Since I only slightly sink in fresh water and definitely float in salt water that makes it closer to 1.0. When I stick that in the formulas it says somewheres around 43 to 45 percent which is close to 53%. Christ I’m half fat and don’t want to hear a discussion of the nazi’s rendering fat from human bodies to use as lamp oil just after the Iranian’s held a conference to say the holocaust never happened.
This is my most disgusting epiphany since I started blogging and I have my friends at The Middle Manager and Limenade and Watermellon to thank for guiding me down this path