Thursday, March 08, 2012


Despite what my mother said about being special, I am apparently normal.  Very normal.  (Too normal?)

I've gotten the results back from the initial rounds of blood work and bone scans for the clinical trial.   My bone density, although slightly below average, is within a normal range.  My calcium, normal.  My BMI, normal.  My kidneys and liver, normal.  My body fat percentage, normal.  Pretty much, straight across the board things look as they should.  Not that I'm disappointed with those results at all.  Just means, stay the course.

To tell you the truth, I was a little surprised that the body fat percentage.  I had had it measured 2.5 years ago, and it's pretty much the same.  Although I'm definitely more active now than I was then, I've still put on my "winter coat" this year, as I do every year.  The good news is I should still be in a healthy range when racing season comes along.

The scans of the print outs of the scans don't really do much justice to the Dexa.  As far as I can tell, they are showing bone, lean and fat.  Who knew I had such a fat head?  (Don't answer that.) 

Fun fact:  My left side is fatter than my right, both in absolute terms and percentage-wise. 

I have one more dexa scan at the end of the study, so it will be interesting to compare the results.

One more thing.  Full disclosure:  I am getting paid to participate.  There will be $200 if I complete the study.


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