Tuesday, December 14, 2010

TREMENDOUS MILESTONE - SO LONG, MORBID OBESITY !!!

I DID IT !!!!  I've left morbid obesity behind, FOREVER !!!!

This morning, I hopped on the scale, and discovered I weigh 247 lbs.  That brings my BMI down to 39.9

I am officially no longer morbidly obese.  Wow.  It has been many, many, many years - too many.

What a year this has been, and most of it due to getting serious about my dietary requirements.  Most of this came about just since the third week in July.  On January 1st of this year, my BMI was 54.5 and I started the year weighing nearly 330 lbs.  Today, December 14th, my BMI is 39.9 and I weigh 247.  It is amazing what consistently applying good choices can do.  Perseverence pays.  On December 17th, it will have been one year exactly, since I reached my highest weight officially - for at that doctor appointment, the scale read 327 lbs.   327 lbs was 80 POUNDS AGO.

So, as of this morning, I am Severely Obese.  Yes, still way too heavy and way too unhealthy, but improving.

Just by leaving morbid obesity, I significantly improved my health.  That is the main reason for me doing this.  I am aging, and I need to do a better job of being able to enjoy a retirement in relatively good health one day.  Shoot, I just want to make it to retirement!

Morbid obesity means being twice as likely to die prematurely as someone of a healthy weight.  Not great odds.  Twice as likely to die prematurely.  I don't want to die prematurely, never mind being twice as likely to do so. 

I also, by leaving MO behind, have reduced my risk of developing deep vein thrombosis, gallbladder disease, heart issues, diminished immune responsiveness, impaired respiratory function, infections, back and joint pain, liver issues, pancreatitis, urinary incontinence and a whole host of other things, brought on (or made worse) by morbid obesity.  Oh, and can't forget about type II diabetes either.

I'm improving my odds, with every pound I lose, and gaining a better life in the process.  And so, with that in mind, I set my sights on my next (newest) mini-goal.  I am looking forward to losing the next 17 lbs, bringing my weight down to 230. 

I can't wait for Friday, and my next chance to try on the old size 24 jeans! 

Onward and downward !!

29 comments:

  1. Congrats Ann!! That is an amazing accomplishment. You are such an inspiration. Keep up the great work! Can't wait to continue to follow you on your journey :)

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  2. I am doing the happy dance for you/ with you!! You did it. And I would bet my last penny that you will never see MO again! WOO HOOOOOOOOOOO!

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  3. Unbelievable, ANN!!!! CoNGrAtuLaTiOnS!!! I am so happy for you!

    <3 Katie

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  4. Oh my gosh, that is WONDERFUL! I bet you couldn't have wished for a better Christmas present to yourself ;) Keep it up; you are doing phenomenal!!

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  5. Awesome news. Way to go Ann. You are looking so good. What a way to start the new year!. Gracie

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  6. woot wooot!!!!!!!!!!! You are doing this!!! awesome!

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  7. Wow Ann... you are ROCKIN'!!! Big congrats to you for accomplishing this and getting your BMI down. That really takes persistence and you've got it girl!! I hope you live a way long and happy life. :) This world is def. a better place with you in it!

    ~Margene

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  8. way to go Ann!! Doing a little happy dance for you!

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  9. That is wonderful. I'm so happy for you. Keep it up. All of that hard work is paying off.

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  10. YAYYYY!!!! So happy for you, Ann! Great work!!!

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  11. So happy for you, Ann! Congratulations!

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  12. Yaaaay !!! Congratulations ! This goes to show that it's POSSIBLE !

    ~kisses

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  13. Wonderful news! You have done so well, and I am excited and happy for you!

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  14. Ann that is so awesome! Congratulations!!

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  15. Whooo hoooo. way to go that is awesome news, I am thrilled for you. That is major. have a wonderful day. I have a feeling about those jeans.

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  16. "hugs" I'm so happy for you! I can almost see your smile when reading this post :) Congratulations

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  17. ::stretching left, stretching right....and...ready::::

    HAPPY WHOOPTY DANCE TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I was where you are now just a few weeks ago. Good, huh? :D

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  18. I am SO HAPPY for you!
    I've been waiting for this post, cuz I knew it was coming soon!!!
    Take a good look around, because you are never coming back again, right!?
    So proud of you!
    Hugs

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  19. C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!

    I know how I felt when I left that dreaded category. I'm so proud of you my friend.

    Wooooohoooooo!!!!

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  20. yay! good job woman!!! congrats!!

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  21. Fantastic! I am doing a little dance for you!!!

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  22. I read this when I was at work and couldn't wait to come home and offer you my congratulations.

    It is a historic day. Awesome, awesome job.

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  23. Congrats! That is so awesome! :-D

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  24. You are such a role model! I am so very proud of you, I know it was hard earned!!! :)

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  25. Congrats, ANN! You have been so consistent and focused. Well done!

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