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47 years old
Pittsburgh, PA
"Fat Man Walking"

About Me:

My height is 5' 11-3/4", my starting weight is 462.2 pounds, and my starting BMI works out to be 63.1. :(

I could lose 22.2 pounds and still have a BMI of just over 60. That would still qualify me, with my insurance, to fast track bariatric surgery. (3 months of prep instead of the normal 6 months.) I'm not sure if I want the surgery yet or not, but I figure I have a couple of months to decide.

I am a little depressed, though, by the fact that if I dropped to 220 pounds, I'd still have a BMI of 30.0, just barely putting me into the obese category.

Why I want to get in shape

Sick and tired of the consequences of being overweight.

My Inspirations

  • My mom. She got bariatric surgery and lost a lot of weight.
  • Overeaters Anonymous
  • Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat by Michelle May
  • You Are Your Own Gym by Mark Lauren


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    Sun 07/28/13 02:13PM I have the same problem when making yogurt. I use a serving of the last batch to provide the cultures for the new batch. Haven't figured ...

  • fruit sugar vs white sugar...

    Sun 07/28/13 02:11PM If I remember correctly, Fructose has 5 carbon atoms aranged in a pentagonal ring. Glucose has 6. (There are a couple other 6 carbon suga...

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