Like "Well Leslie, I am 5" 1' and weigh 225 and that is what the medical field calls morbidly obese. It also incoropates ones BMI to figure it out. Height by weight equals BMI,(body mass index) and that goes from way too thin too morbidly obese. I know the words seem almost cruel but when you, me in this case, learn to accept the terms and what it all means, then one can either find a healthy way to lose weight and keep it off or have surgery. I just learned it has been authorized for me and I will have it done. I need support here."