Thursday, January 7, 2010
Obesity Worse Than A Lifetime of Smoking
Labels: Why's and Wherefores
A couple of years ago, I moved out of the overweight classification and was labelled obese. Even then, I didn’t think of myself as obese. But after I started reading and realized I might die or worse, be disabled by my weight I knew the clock was ticking. When I met a woman who had been banded last year, I saw it as my hope to be a normal healthy weight again, to be there to see my grandkids, to spend a long life with my hubby and to not be a statistic.
Here is a checklist of the risk factors I have that can be reversed if I lose just 10-20% of my body weight:
Type 2 Diabetes: not yet, but getting there!
High Cholesterol: Check √
Fatty Liver (which can lead to cirrhosis): Check √
Posted by Sandy at 8:41 PM