My Weightloss Progress in Numbers

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I am morbidly obese


My name is E, and I am morbidly obese.

I felt like I am at one of those meetings where everybody introduces themselves...

Anyhow, besides the fact that I am morbidly obese, I am almost 31 years old (in May), I am a professional translator, and I also have a boutique. Had I mentioned that I am morbidly obese? :)

I have started this blog with the intention of continuing it (fingers crossed) mostly for myself, and also because I couldn't really find any weight-loss blogs by muslim women. Why is this important?

Well, we too live in this society, in this world, and we too have the same problems, and I like to share. So, why not?! :)

I should also note that I am a candidate for the lapband surgery. I have been researching about the procedure for the past 4-5 years, and have reached the conclusion that I need to have the surgery done (discussed the matter with my GP of course!). I have attended a seminar held in Melbourne by the Centre for Bariatric Surgery. I have also arranged an appointment for a consultation with a doctor specilising in the area. My consultation is on 24 April, 2009. It could have been sooner, but my private health insurance will not kick in before December 2009 :( so yeah, it was convenient enough...

However, with a BMI of approximately 53, I would like to lose some weight before the surgery. So, I will use this blog to share my experiences and progress.

This must've been boring to read, but what's done is done, and it's just a one-time intro, so I guess you can endure. :)


P.S. I do not want to enter any stats just yet. I think I want to do that only after I have the surgery. I'm also not too sure how I would feel if someone I know reads my blog and comes up to me to say, "Wow, I never knew you weighed so much!" So yeah, for now I'll keep it to myself, but I will at least put photos up from time to time. :)



Good on you girl!!! Book in and get it done sooner rather than later. Once its done its time to get that weight off and start enjoying life again!! I get banded in 2 weeks and am soooo excited about it!

Blossum Bandit said...

Good luck with your weight loss - I am getting banded in 28 days and a couple of hours LOL

Hijabi Lapster said...

I am soooooo happy for you both, and a little bit jealous of course (but the good kind!) :) Hope it goes all well for you both. I only wish I had my insurance started earlier, but I was overseas for a few years, so that wasn't possible. :( Oh well, as long as it is done, that I guess is better than nothing!