Down 102 (bye, bye obesity)

Warning: Shameless Boast Ahead


Hi this is Barry.  This is a shot of the scale on my weekly weigh-in on November 17, 2011.  It notable as this is the first time it’s been below 197 lbs.  This means my BMI score was below 30; in other words I waslonger clinically obese.   I’m still classified as “overweight”, but this is big change from 8 months ago, when I had a score of 43, “Class III” obesity on the WHO scale, also referred to as “morbid obesity”.  That was 90 pounds ago, when I was forced to see a doctor due to my tendon rupture, and I found out what bad shape I had gotten into. 







I put on my old pants for this photo. No wonder fitting in restaurant booths was sometimes a challenge.

My sisters found this photo of me in ~1986. Looks like I got a ways to go. 😉


This was the January 27, 2012 weigh-in.  More than 100 pounds down from where I started (102 to be exact).  The following chart shows the results of  a large epidemiological study, and how my predicted health risk has changed as a result:


Body Mass Index vs. All-Causes Mortality*

* From: Berrington de Gonzalez A, Hartge P, Cerhan JR, et al. (December 2010). “Body-Mass Index and Mortality among 1.46 Million White Adults”. N. Engl. J. Med. 363 (23): 2211–9.

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