Coming Clean About My Weight

I have always been reluctant to share the actual numbers when it comes to my weight. It wasn’t so much being afraid of what the anonymous blog readers would think, but rather my real life friends. Which doesn’t make much sense, since everyone I meet can see how heavy I am at first glance. So I decided to own up about the numbers, for better or worse, because it’s a pain in the ass to write about the whole topic without being able to give precise figures.

I am 171 cm (5’6”) tall. The normal weight for my size and age would be 61 – 72 kg (134 – 159 lbs).

My all-time maximum weight was 117 kg (258 lbs) in 2003.
I started therapy with 104 kg (229 lbs) in 2010 and was relatively stable at that weight until the venlafaxine seriously cut into my physical activity.
November 2014 saw me at 108 kg (238 lbs).
As of last week, I am back in the two-digits, weighing in at 99.5 kg (219 lbs) on Friday.

So there you go. I have not been under 100 kilograms since the first semester of university. My next goal is to make 95 kg, then 90 kg… The line between the overweight BMI-category and obesity lies at 88 kg (194 lbs) for my height, and I guess that is my current target weight. If I ever make it that far, I will decide whether it’s worth the effort to try losing more weight. It took me 15 years to get back under 100 kg, so I’m not really spending any serious thoughts on that as of now. Instead, my eyes are firmly on the 95 kg mark.

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