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Weight: 269 – Pounds left to lose: 109

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.

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Sarah • January 5, 2006 at 12:06 pm

Congratulations!!!!! It is inspiring for me, just beginning weight loss, to hear that it can actually be done. Keep up the great work!!!


LG • September 28, 2009 at 1:50 am

I have been reading your blog in hopes to find someone that has gone through the crazy almost two years I have gone through. This entry jumped out at me because I had to lose 100 lbs to get to where you started at… I’m now 187 lbs done and still going every day.


swinglifeaway • June 3, 2011 at 3:42 pm

I’m SO looking forward to getting under the “less than 100 more pounds to lose” goal. Yay!


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