For instance, I am NOT:
- Super obese
- Morbidly obese, or
- Severely obese
I started this trek with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 45.9 which is the "Super obese" category. In this category, many people require special-made caskets when they die because they cannot fit into a regular one. Granted, I was only a few pounds into the category, but that is, most definitely, where I started. I blogged about it a little here: http://thenextrightchoice.blogspot.com/2011/03/scale-my-legs-and-some-bmi-info.html
I have gone through 3 complete obesity categories and have landed in the 4th and final. My BMI is 34.4.
If you'd like to calculate your own, here's a link: WebMD BMI Calculator
Can I just say how proud I am of myself? I have worked hard on this zig-zaggy ride, but I am staying the course and steadily getting where I want to be.
In 33 more pounds, I will no longer be obese AT ALL. I will just be "overweight." I know overweight (allegedly, according to a piece of paper) people who I think are simply gorgeous and completely fit. I am sooooooooo close to getting there.
So that's my next "number" goal. I'm not all that worried about it, either, because I know I'm going the distance this time. Yup, I really am.