September 10, 2005 at 8:28 pm
Aww yeah, bitches! That’s right. I’m no longer morbidly obese! Woo-hoo! Just vanilla flavored obesity for me.
At 5’9″ and 269 lbs. my BMI (Body Mass Index) is now 39.7. Anything above 40 is considered morbidly obese. When I get below 30, I will only be overweight, not obese, which will happen when I’m 202 lbs.
You might be wondering why I care so much about BMI, especially since it is a flawed system that qualifies muscular athletes like Shaquille O’Neil as obese. Well, it’s the number the HMO’s look at when they deny me health insurance, that’s why. So it’s important whether I like it or not. America’s health insurance system stinks, blah, blah, blah.
Anyway. I rock, y’all. I have now lost 102 lbs. and in another 3 lbs. I will be halfway to my goal. So I’m hitting 3 major milestones almost all at once here (obesity level, halfway point, 100 pounds lost). It’s very exciting.
Strangely enough, today I saw a commercial on TV for a woman who lost 100 pounds. She started out at 270 and ended up at 170. I couldn’t help but giggle to myself. I’ve lost 100 pounds just to be where she started out. Hee! I’m ecstatic over 270 whereas it was depressing for her, which just goes to show you it’s all a matter of perspective.