No Longer Morbidly Obese...And I Didn't Even Know It!
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Out of curiosity, I googled "morbidly obese". I wanted to know whether I was considered Morbidly Obese. I found out that when I started this journey, I was. As of May 8, 2010, I am officially no longer Mobidly Obese. I am now classified as Severly Obese...not where I want to be yet, of course, but a significant improvement! Below are my ranges according to the website I found.
Of course, these are general ranges, but it's close enough for me...for now.
Female – 5’5”
Slightly Overweight 151-180
Severely Obese 211-240
Morbidly Obese 241+
At my current weight of 225, I am rapidly approaching simply being Obese. I'd expect to be there by the end of the summer. I also expect that by the new year, or shortly into it, I'll move out of Obesity and into the Slightly Overweight category. I'm sure that the closer I get to my goal weight, the slower my progress will be. That's OK...as long as I continue making progress!
p.s. Just realized that when I reach my half-way point...77 pounds lost/207 pounds...I will also have passed from Severly Obese to Obese! It would be really great to reach that by my birthday...August 30!! (Just checked that out. That's 18 pounds from my 6/26 weigh-in, and it's 9 weeks away. If I average 2 pounds/week, I'll get there. Woo Hoo!!)