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How do you know the different categories of obesity? How can I find that information?

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Google is your friend! 😉

from: https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/adult/defining.html

Adult Body Mass Index (BMI)

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters. A high BMI can be an indicator of high body fatness.

To calculate BMI, see the Adult BMI Calculator or determine BMI by finding your height and weight in this BMI Index ChartExternal.

  • If your BMI is less than 18.5, it falls within the underweight range.
  • If your BMI is 18.5 to <25, it falls within the normal.
  • If your BMI is 25.0 to <30, it falls within the overweight range.
  • If your BMI is 30.0 or higher, it falls within the obese range.

Obesity is frequently subdivided into categories:

  • Class 1: BMI of 30 to < 35
  • Class 2: BMI of 35 to < 40
  • Class 3: BMI of 40 or higher. Class 3 obesity is sometimes categorized as “extreme” or “severe” obesity.
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Well I am at the obese nuisance level ( 34) but Praise God I am No Longer Morbid! Morbid means You could Die'- with Simply Obese I believe I will Hang around, observe others as I continue losing, their paths may not be my path, but I still can wave HI as they are heading on their way!

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I thought a once read that over 40 BMI is morbidly obese and over 50 is super morbidly obese. ?

I started just over 50 and am not sure I will make it to a normal bmi. My Dr said about 180 and I'm 286. I undoubtedly will have lots of hanging skin.

Thank you all!

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Gaby I started at 365+, was still 319 at surgery, now 8.5 months later I am 214.6, size 18 and Onderland ahead. I am Old As Dirt(73) if I can I know you can also! Let's keep slimming down together, Deal?

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On 5/12/2019 at 3:07 PM, Frustr8 said:

Gaby I started at 365+, was still 319 at surgery, now 8.5 months later I am 214.6, size 18 and Onderland ahead. I am Old As Dirt(73) if I can I know you can also! Let's keep slimming down together, Deal?

I started at 330 then gained 8 pounds before my surgery. I've lost 53 pounds, but it slowing way down.

I need to be patient and quit compating myself to big losers around the same surgery date.

I initially thought I might lose 100 in 6 months, but would be happy with 22 more pounds in 3 months for a total of 75.

Wish me luck!

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Here's another visual. The different categories are in different colors. :)

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15 minutes ago, FluffyChix said:

Here's another visual. The different categories are in different colors. :)

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Oops! I'm not even in this chart fluffy lol

Maybe some day!

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Just now, gabybab said:

Oops! I'm not even in this chart fluffy lol

Maybe some day!

It will definitely be "someday". No maybes about it girl!!!

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