Instead of morbidly obese, I'm just plain old regular obese! Finally! I was honestly getting to a point that I thought this would never happen, but it did. Now, haven't reached the 210 mark that correlates with my height on my doctor's chart for a BMI of 38, but on the regular chart where 40 and above is morbidly obese, I fall at 39.7 as of this morning's weigh in which was 216.9, a loss of 1.4 pounds since last week and 47.5 since surgery. You know, when I walked in to my first weigh in for my 6 month insurance required lifestyle program, I weighed 269 lbs. My BMI was 49.2 and I felt utterly disgusted that I let myself get that way. Now, with over 45 pounds and nearly 10 BMI points gone forever, I feel so proud of myself, happy for the support of my family, friends and this awesome blogging community, and so incredibly blessed to have had the chance to be able to change my life. Do I regret having this procedure? Never. Not for one second. I'd do it again in a heartbeat if I had to do it all over again.
I'll leave on a happy note, because I really wanted to post more but I need to leave soon so I can get to campus early for a meeting. I'll try to post again later but I'm not sure if it'll happen. It's going to be a very busy day. I hope everyone's doing well and thanks for the supportive comments on my last post. I think I may have forgotten to reply to a few of you, and if I did, I'm very sorry. My mind has just been all over the place this week.