The Speaker Of The House Just Called the President Morbidly Obese. Am I Morbidly Obese?

I need to start with this idea, this blog is not political. I am not advocating any candidates or ideas.

Just the other day the Speaker of the House took a shot at the President and called him, “Morbidly Obese.” (I’m not even using names, so hopefully the political bots never find this post)

Many times I have logged into my patient portal on the primary care physical’s website and seen “morbidly obese” on my list of conditions. I tried to find what classifies a person as morbidly obese, and the best I could find is a person with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 40 or higher would fit that definition.

I went out and googled for a BMI calculator and found that at 6’1″ and 500 pounds my BMI was 66.0, which as a surprise to no one, is morbidly obese.

I then punched in my current weight and was happy to see the number come back at 38.9. That classifies me as obese and not morbidly obese.

I am reminded of The Simpsons episode where Dr. Nick gets Homer to gain weight to go on disability, Homer was happy to be obese. Well, right now I am delighted to be called obese, as it is a step on my journey.

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