I was just catching up on reading 282.5's blog at http://282point5.blogspot.com/ and was finishing her most recent post about BMI ratings and I started to wonder where the line between 'morbidly obese' and 'obese' lay. I looked it up and, for anyone who doesn't already know this, it turns out that a BMI or 40 to 50 classifies as morbidly obese. Plus, I had no idea that there is actually another category that is for those with a BMI of over 50 known as 'super obese'.
So that's when I realized that I started this particular journey - blog and all - with a BMI of exactly 39.9 and am just skimming below the dividing line between obese and morbidly obese. I suppose in a way this is good news, but it made me realize that about four months ago, for the first time in my life, I was categorized as being in the higher category. To me that is a scary thought and one that I hope will continue to motivate me down to the 'overweight' listing and eventually 'normal'.