Good numbers and being in control

I went to the doctor yesterday and had some pretty rockin’ vitals.

Blood pressure: 100/70

Heart rate:  44 bpm

I’ve been told by a couple of nurses that those are pretty athletic numbers.  I also benched over 200 lbs for the first time in my life.  200 lbs is 117% of my body weight.  I deadlifted 355 lbs, which is 208% of my body weight.

My waist is one inch smaller than my trainer’s.  We’re both the same height.

The average American male has a body fat percentage between 17-26%.  Mine has all-but-certainly dipped under 12%, which makes mine low and approaching very low.

And yet, I feel like a creationist because I have all this evidence in front of me and some days, like today, I grab at my stomach and just cannot believe I’m not fat.  And I’m lucky: at least I can acknowledge reality even if I can’t convince my brain.  I can find ways to logic my way around the image in the mirror.  I have some insight into the reality break that is anorexia – most anorexics don’t.

Here’s to being healthy and knowing it through reason, even if some days it’s hard to believe.

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About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.