Wednesday, February 25, 2009 7:02:22 PM
the thing is she's not ugly in the face, has a beautiful smile and eyes, so modeling agencies would swoop her up quick, especially if she is like 5"11, they love that. I am glad for her, she is eating again, but why can`t she have pasta and rice again?
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 5:49:05 PM
Actually, clinical obesity is not defined as "100 pounds over weight". Clinical obesity is defined by your BMI. If you have a BMI over 30 you are clinically obese, no matter how short or tall you are or how much excess weight you have.
A woman standing 5'3 and weighing 180 pounds is clinically obese.
A woman standing 5`7 and weighing 237 pounds is also clinically obese.
Morbid obesity is a BMI of anything over 40.
If you`re 5`8 and weigh 290 lbs, you are morbidly obese.
If you`re 5`4 and weigh 240 lbs, you are morbidly obese.
Obesity is not determined by being "100 pounds" over weight.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 1:27:51 PM
PSA for anyone posting here who is battling anorexia. I asked a specialist to offer me some resources to pass on to you. He said to google "anti-anorexia league" and start with the links that are obviously connected with the international organization and David Epston, who is the main coordinator of this archive. It leads to an interactive exchange with the stories of many women of all ages and experiences -- and some men and boys -- who have helped each other defeat anorexia. Hope it helps anyone who can use it.