I'm not sure if any of you have seen this link on the NYTimes or not: Fat Tax
The gist of the article is questioning whether or not obese people should be treated like smokers are. Should obese people have to pay more for health insurance etc.?
I tend to think you can be healthy AND overweight, so I don't know that using a BMI scale is really a great way to determine these types of things.
Now onto my question. I just got back from the doctor and she was very happy with where I've gotten to weight wise. She said I could lose another 15 pounds if I want to, but that she didn't think I should restrict my calories to get there. I currently weight 175 down from 290, but I still have what looks to be a gut.
After talking to the doctor, she thinks most of it is skin. She said I was young enough that the stomach didn't develop a skin flap, but that the part that looks like a beer belly is mostly skin.
She mentioned a tummy tuck as being a possible solution. I don't know that I am concerned enough about it to shell out the $2k to get it done. I wondered if some of you had thought about it? What did you decide to do or what do you think you'll do when you get to that point?
And lastly, according to another NYTimes article, it is now hip to have a potbelly. So maybe I shouldn't even think about a tummy tuck and I'll be an awesome hipster.