Tuesday, December 15, 2009

40 Below

I have decided that enough is enough and I need to loose weight. I am 32 years old but I am so unfit and now starting to physically start to suffer from the effects of being obese. I also wanted to apply for life insurance and I wont get anything with the health I have.

I weight approx 117kgs.
I am 170cm tall.
My current BMI is 40.
My blood pressure of 150/90.

According to blood tests taken in July I have:
a Triglyceride level of 4.1 - when it should be less than 2.2
and a coronary risk ratio of 4.8 when it should be less than 4.4.

One can only assume that these figures have stayed the same or increased as I can guarantee they wont have gone down.

I also suffer from a bulging disc at L5 S1 and I need to have physio and chiro work. Te rest of my back over compensates and also because if the extra weight is under so much strain.

I am also under an extremely large amount of emotional stress. This is one of the reasons my blood pressure is high - apart from hereditary and dietary reasons. I need to learn destress techniques and learn how to cope with issues relating from personal relationships with family members.

My measurements are as follows:

Bust: 130cm
Waist: 132cm
Hips: 137cm
Upper Arm: 44cm
Thigh: 73cm

Resting Heart Rate:72 BPM

Now to set goals...


  1. You motivate me every day on the forum to be a better person. You spend so much time giving and caring for others. I'm glad that you are going to give yourself some time now. And I'll be cheering from the sidelines!

  2. Totally agree Tas! You are such an inspiration Gilly, I know you can do this :-)

    Also, just something I noticed- the HDL is good cholesterol, so you want that to be more than 1.0...


  3. I know you will reach this goal Gilly. Your motivation and dedication to your family and craft is inspiring....and I am sure you will do the same with your weight loss goals!!
    x Lis

  4. You can do it Gilly! I know you can.

    I might tag along in the new year when my house stress is over. :)