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What is fluffy-and overweight and obese? What is fluffy-and overweight and obese?

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Unread 08-25-2004, 03:51 PM
What is fluffy-and overweight and obese?

2 years ago I weighed 206 pounds-I am 5'4 and 3/4 inches tall and 54 years old now. Since then I lost quite a bit of weight. On my surgery report the gyn wrote 5'5" 160 pound, "moderately obese" 54 year old female.

Then at 7 weeks post op, I weighed 153 and he said I was probably about the right weight and should try to maintain that-I told him I planned on losing about 15 or 20 more, depending on how I look and feel. I am wearing a size 10 jeans, but I did have an abdominoplasty with the hyster-they took 2 1/2 pounds of skin and fat off.

Ok, I still have more weight to lose, but I know obese is a medical term, what exactly is obese as far diagnoses go? Do they use insurance charts or medically based charts, or BMI or what.
I noticed there are several threads about docs and their attitudes and refusing surgery unless somone loses weight.

I am confused.
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Unread 08-25-2004, 05:25 PM
What is fluffy-and overweight and obese?

Hi praire,

I've worked as a nurse for many years and have seen many, many doctors describe a (seems to me anyways) normal sized person as having an 'obese' abdomen etc. I think they use the term to indicate there an overabundance of adipose tissue (fat) on a certain part of the body. I think Doctors believe that a patient can be in a normal weight range, and still be obese.

I wish I knew the exact web site. (don't though) but go to a search engine and type in BMI, you can add your weight, height, and sex and the site will tabulate whether you are offfically 'overweight' 'obese' 'severally obese' etc.

Hope this helps
Unread 08-25-2004, 05:51 PM
What is fluffy-and overweight and obese?

Obese? You have got to be kidding me!! I recently lost 35lbs. and went down to around 140 lbs. I am 5'4". I now in the last 6 months have gained back around 15 lbs. I would not however consider myself "obese". I am still in a size 9-10, have never seen or heard of an obese women wearing a size anywhere close to that unless she was like 4 foot and 12 years old.

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