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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.
www.californiabariatrics
.net/am-i-morbidly-obese.html

Of course, these are general ranges, but it's close enough for me...for now.

Female – 5’5”
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Healthy 121-150
Slightly Overweight 151-180
Obese 181-210
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!


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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!!)
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  • BEARDMUSIC
    emoticon Keep up the good work!
    3563 days ago
  • WARMSPRINGDAY
    Oh, wow, what a great calculator. The one I used made put me just under the morbidly obese category at 232 pounds. I have been working desparately toward that as a mini goal for too long now - the scale just didn't seem to be moving. I am now at 233 and using this calculator, I also am no longer morbidly obese. WOO HOO! This is exciting.

    I looked at your page and see that we have very similar weight and goals. I've added you as a friend so I can check in on you now and then, see how you are doing.

    Thanks for the calculator. I actually feel lighter just knowing that I am no longer morbidly obese. Blog from me not too far behind on this same subject.

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    3563 days ago
  • LESLIE_2B_LESS
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    Thanks for posting that website. I will def check it out.

    You are doing an amazing job!

    Keep it up!
    3563 days ago
  • MYDESTINY042511
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    Thanks for sharing the website! I went and played around, too, to find out where my goals should be. Very enlightening...and really helped with those mid-term goals!
    3563 days ago
  • MISMISSYV
    Yea!! Good for you!!
    3563 days ago
  • JSOL170
    That's wondeful news. emoticon
    3563 days ago
  • NAYBRENNER
    What an eye-opener!
    3563 days ago
  • CRIS76
    Congratulations on the changes you are making :)
    3563 days ago
  • PRINCESSNURSE
    Whoo-hoo! I remember I was so excited to go from obese to overweight. The victory is in each little step, and we will get to our goals one step at a time emoticon
    3563 days ago
  • WINE4GIRL
    Wow! What an awesome change you are going through - on your way to wonderful success! Congrats!!!
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    3563 days ago
  • DDOORN
    Woo HOO to YOU!

    Great goals for your summer too...and we *KNOW* you CAN DO IT! :-)

    Don
    3563 days ago
  • DJ4HEALTH
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    3564 days ago
  • LYDIA_BELL
    I've edited my blog entry to add the website I found. I didn't do a lot of looking. It was simply the first one that came up in the search. I am definitely looking at those weight ranges more as a ballpark reference and not an absolute.

    My goal weight is 130...for right now. My lowest weight (in my early 20s) was 152. I felt pretty good then, but wasn't where I wanted to be yet. I may find that 135 is just fine too. If so, I'll stop there. When I get closer, I will definitely do more research - and work with my doctor - to more accurately determine what my ideal weight should be!
    3564 days ago
  • JAVALOVERTOO
    Yea!!!! Progress is progress!!!

    What website were you using? I've been doing some looking right now actually on THE numbers, just finished reading a BBC health website, that is suggesting that BMI will should not be used as much as it is since it is really not accurate. I totally agree! I go to school with a guy who weighs 209, he's built like a rock, solid muscle, he said he use to be bigger when he was a personal trainer. Anyway, work wants him to lose 20 pounds and I can't figure out where he's going to lose it, niether can he, it would have to be muscle. However the kicker is he was just denied health insurance since his BMI was too high, HELLO look at him ( I do emoticon ) there is no fat on him!

    Anyway, I'm not trying to minimize the success, I TOTALLY celebrated when I went from obese to over weight. emoticon Just interesting info and another number for us to reference and to try not to take too too seriously. emoticon

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    3564 days ago
  • QUILTINGQUE
    Congrats on your change of status!!
    3564 days ago
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