Milestones Ahoy! Under 300 Pounds!

In the past three month’s I’ve reached three major milestones in quick succession:

  • Under 40 BMI (change in classification)
  • Halfway Point (315.5 pounds)
  • Under 300 Pounds

How Morbid

40 BMI is the threshold for moving from “morbidly obese” to simply “obese.” Granted, it’s not much to brag about, but it’s my first major step down the BMI scale (the next is from obese to merely “overweight,” which I’ll reach at 240 pounds for me).

Since BMI is relative to your height (but oddly, not age or gender) your BMI will be different than mine even at the same weight. Still, even a relative win is a win. I’ve apparently reduced my risks of a great number of diseases and have added a couple of decades onto my life.

While I don’t know much about the Obesity Action Coalition, they have more information about morbid obesity.

I didn't lose the weight eating Gray's Papaya dogs, but every once in a while...


Since I’ve had to lose so much weight, the halfway point for me was when I lost 135.5 pounds, at 315.5 pounds. By any measure, losing more than 135 pounds is a lot of weight – more than many entire humans!


Hail Sparta!

Getting below 300 pounds was a major mental milestone for me. Seeing that number change doesn’t mean that much in terms of how I look or feel, but seeing the first number on the scale change was major, especially since I’m not sure I’ll need to see it change again (I’m still not really sure what my “ideal weight” should be but I figure I’ll know it when I get there and keep re-evaluating as I go).

Since I’m still considering my True Weight to be a two-week average. I just got below 300 (on average) today even though I first weighed-in below 300 pounds (299.8 to be exact) on April 25th, 2010 (two weeks ago).

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5 Responses to “Milestones Ahoy! Under 300 Pounds!”

  1. May 11th, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Ryan O. says:

    Congratulations, and keep it up. Definitely inspring me to get back on track after several weeks of poor exercise habits.

  2. May 11th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Da says:

    Congratulations, son. I’m so proud of you!

  3. May 12th, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Rose-Marie says:

    Go Jough!!

    I’ve lost 225 lbs and I can only say about your weight loss that I know what effort it takes as well as internal fortitude to fight the urge to eat whatever whenever. I’m sure you feel so much better and are way ahead in beating down risk factors which is what it’s all about. I want to tell you to keep going, feel good, be proud.

    Mega hugs, Rosie

  4. May 12th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Rosie says:

    Holy crap, dude. That is SO AWESOME. What a huge milestone!! You are a badass, keep it up!!

  5. May 29th, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Kimberly says:

    I’m a late follow-up, but I still wanted to add my congratulations. You look great, and it sounds like you’re feeling great, so good on you!

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