In my "aha" thread I posted about a very difficult surgery I had.
The doctor told me that if I had been under longer then an hour and a half I was scheduled for four hours. Because of the fat around my stomach my lungs would have collapsed. I had a robotic Davinci surgery.
When I awoke my neck was swollen and red it turns out the breathing tube they had to hold in place the whole time very tightly. If they hadn't I would have choked and died.
I look at all the fat now in the mirror and see how it's not just vanity, it's health risks each pound. I have a second lease on life and this time I'm going to get it right.