Are there any other (current or past) heavyweights out there?
My current BMI is 63, I am at 395 lbs and 5'6." My highest weight was exactly 100 lbs higher, at 495. I lost that 100 lbs the old fashioned way, but I am Soooo ready for some help.
I am just wondering if there are others on here who are or used to be this heavy. Sometimes I feel like a bit of a freak of nature when I read a lot of posts from people who had 100 or so lbs to lose, instead of well over 200. If you are out there, I would like to network with you. Be friends, and such.
Here is a photo of me when I weighed 50 more lbs. (50 less than my highest weight) This is actually the first photo that got through my denial that I had better DO something, although I gained that other 50 before I managed to do anything about it. There are no photos of me at my highest weight.
My avatar photo is me about 20 lbs less than I am now. Needless to say, I don't sit for a lot of photos these days, LOL. I will get a lot of "before" photos before my surgery, however.
on 11/13/11 11:24 am
I remember making a similar post when I was new. I asked if the DS made everyone beautiful because all the post ops looked so good to me. You're seeing people at all stages of their surgery - some new, some at goal, some below goal, and others well on their way. The majority of people in their avatar picture have already had surgery.
I started with about 145 pounds to lose, but I can name off the top of my head just thinking quickly at least 10 or more people that I can say started at your size, or larger. There are a lot more than that, too - those are just the ones that are coming immediately to my mind.