Weight loss....

Jibber Jabber
By Jibber Jabber Latest Reply 2015-01-12 20:58:21 -0600
Started 2015-01-11 10:37:16 -0600

I just can't stop laughing…I weighed myself this morning…and according to WebMD I am no longer obese…just very overweight…I am sorry but I think it is just soooo funny…two pounds ago I was obese and now just very overweight…all so flipping arbitrary..considering they have no idea of my BMI…how do these idiots know my fat/muscle ratio…I work out like a fiend…and look fabulous compared to what I looked like a year ago…I have even started getting the "cat calls" I got when I was younger again…still laughing…have a great day everyone..

14 replies

tabby9146 2015-01-12 10:59:12 -0600 Report

congrats! I laugh at it too. It has me at slightly overweight, when I am at normal weight. I gained just a few lbs. slowly over time, many months, and I went from normal to just overweight, like with 5 lbs!

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-12 11:21:12 -0600 Report

you little fatty…lmao 5 extra pounds!!!!!!!..morbidly OBESE!!!…ha ha ha…my hubby is mouring my weight loss…he wants me healthy and is glad I am losing weight if that what it takes..but he will rub my belly and say "I miss you"…cute as a button…

lilleyheidi 2015-01-12 01:14:52 -0600 Report

To hell with what WebMD or the books say. Congrats on the weight loss and the catcalls and the looking and especially the feeling good. Feeling good both physically and about yourself is what it is all about. I'm really proud of you. I know with my weight loss I'm starting to both physically and emotionally feel good about me too. Good Job. Heidi

Nick1962 2015-01-11 18:20:21 -0600 Report

Congrats first on the weight loss – after 120 lbs. I know how good that feels. As antiquated as the BMI calculation is, it’s still one of the better “average and overall” measures we have without actually seeing a doctor.
That magical number between obese and overweight (which I won’t post) though, when calculated to produce a “close to normal” BMI would mean you’re either 6’-4” tall or you can bench press close to 300 lbs. They may be idiots over at WebMD, but bear in mind we’re talking about the “average” adult male and female who is 5’-9” and can lift 120 lbs.

RosalieM 2015-01-11 16:01:49 -0600 Report

It is all about what is in the rule books.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-12 09:26:35 -0600 Report

I don't play by other people's rules…I never have…I can't even begin to tell you how bad my life would of been if I played by the "rule book"…there have been many times when people shook their heads at me because I wouldn't play nice…but my life is what it is today because I never conformed…10 years ago I left an abusive husband and had to live in a Domestic Violence shelter with my children for two months…everyone at the shelter told me it was in my "best interest" to quit my job and go on welfare so I could get a section 8 voucher…I told them to blow it out their ears..I had a job that paid me close to 50K a year…it was hard..very hard to live in a shelter with four kids while working my ass off 12 hours a day…but I did it…and there were MANY other times I was told to conform and didn't…Rules are meant to be broken…

RosalieM 2015-01-12 10:36:39 -0600 Report

I have the same attitude as you. Because they are rules does not make them right it just means many people did it that way and that is how they became rules. Earl Nitengale said the
"opposite of courage is conformity". It is my favorite quote.
I resist conformity unless I can prove it the correct action.
That happens to me once in a while but not much.

funnygirl98 2015-01-11 12:51:19 -0600 Report

Hi Jib Jab, My congrats to u on ur weight loss journey… Keep up the good work… I'm so very proud of u… I know losing weight is hard cause I've been there myself at one time;-) As for the BMI I don't get it either lol I'm very big boned and my primary dr. has told me that I need to keep myself between 150lbs and 175lbs. because of my body structure and when I'm weighing in closer to the 175 mark the BMI tells me I'm very overweight as well lol so I just go by what my own dr. says and basically screw the BMI junk lol;-) Keep up the great work on ur weight loss journey… U CAN DO THIS!!! funnygirl98 (Robyn)

haoleboy 2015-01-11 11:06:35 -0600 Report

I admit I weigh myself every day and did celebrate when my BMI fell in the "normal" range and my Body Fat Percentage was in the "athletic" range … but the true test for me was the size of my jeans and the way I looked in the mirror.
My significant other pointed out that I never used to look at myself in the mirror. I pointed out that there are two thing morbidly obese people never do willingly … get on the scale and look at themselves in the mirror and that I am just making up for lost time ;)


Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-11 15:01:35 -0600 Report

Well I never had an image problem..even when I weighed 80 pounds more than I do now…had no problem with the mirror or walking around in front of the hubby or before the hubby..my boyfriends naked…I always told people..I am who I am…love it or leave it…but I do feel MUCH better since dropping the weight…half way to my goal weight of getting back into my size 6's…oh yeah baby!!!!

haoleboy 2015-01-11 15:57:29 -0600 Report

I lost 165 pounds … at 325 I was not embarrassed or even self conscious, just didn't want to look at reality … that almost killed me (literally)


lilleyheidi 2015-01-12 01:13:03 -0600 Report

I'm still "morbidly obese, even after losing almost 100lbs, and I have to admit the mirror does not hurt as much as it used to, but it's not my favorite thing. I am hoping to buy my first full length mirror next month, we'll see how well I like it then. Heidi

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