For some, finding out their actual weight is quite a blow in and of itself and they will often use this emotional set back as a means to motivate themselves to cut back a second portion or eliminate an occasional bedtime snack. However, I am finding that the problem with this is that my highly charged emotional motivator quickly loses its motivation once the initial shock and embarrassment wears off. So it is here that I must rely on intellect.
Fact: I weigh 293.2 pounds.
True, this is not a huge motivator either, but what is motivating is what this number represents. Here are a few motivators that can’t be so easily ignored.
At 293.2 pounds, my BMI is a whopping 38.70%. That places me in the Class II obesity category. It is estimated that an individual within this classification has a lifespan 6 to 7 years shorter than that off someone not overweight. Excessive body weight is also associated with various diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus type 2, obstructive sleep apnea, certain types of cancer, and osteoarthritis.