Do you work out at all? At 5'9", 204 lbs, I was 32% when measured with a hand held thingy (I have since gained a few.
) 40% sounds high to me given your height and weight... Though every body is different. Those are just estimates anyways and can be pretty off. I have read the water displacement one is the most acurate. Then I read somewhere the only REAL accurate body fat measurement is an autopsy. (I am going to pass on that one for now)
It's just another number... And it is one you can change. It'll go down... Besides!! Look how far you have come already!! Compare it to what your % was when you were at your highest.
"I'd rather waltz than just walk through the forrest"
- Sprint Triathlon: 9/11/2011
- Half Marathon: 9/18/2011
- Weigh under 210: GOAL!!! As of 7/16/2010
- Next goal: Get BACK to under 210