My Weightloss Progress in Numbers

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I am morbidly obese

Hi,

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. :)

E.

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. :)

3 comments:

FAT GIRL SLIM said...

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!

Thanks!