Age:22 Height:5'7 Weight:230lbs Waist:38 inches
Could be denial but I don't think its that concerning.
While I assume this question will be closed - it might fall outside the scope of this StackExchange - I'd still like to answer.
Yes. It is absolutely time to lose some weight. Keep in mind, I do not judge you.
Fat problems or heart problems?
The reason I say yes, is because there is quite a bit of excess fat there. While that, in and of itself, isn't the biggest of deals, it does tell me something about your other habits.
First and foremost, I see signs of bad dietary habits. Little regard for nutrition, and more regard for taste, maybe? Gaining fat isn't the only symptom. But excessive fat gain tells the tale of bad diet, which again is known to cause a bunch of other problems. Not least of which is heart disease. So while you may disregard the fat as OK, think of your heart.
You don't need to diet just to lose fat. Change your diet for the sake of your heart, and the fat will naturally subside.
Additionally, there is the issue of posture. Might be you have a very seated lifestyle. Desk job and desk hobbies maybe?
One very good way to combat this is to get a desk which can be raised/lowered on demand. I have one both at work and at home, and spend around 2 hours total standing, when I would normally have been sitting. This has done wonders for my back, as I was also bothered by poor posture. All that slouching is no good.
Again, while the fat itself is OK, it tells a tale. You don't need to be motivated to look better. Motivate yourself to improving your health. The body will look better as a result.
You’re opening yourself up to lots of opinions. But, one of the indicators that could impress on you to make a change is your BMI. There are others, but, a BMI of 36 suggests obesity and the possibility of an onset of a host of medical problems. I would suggest you discuss your weight with your personal physician and get a complete medical check up to rule out any health concerns before they become chronic.
Yes, it is time to get serious about creating and living a healthy lifestyle.
The way you look is the least concern of excess weight.
Your risk for diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease, cancer, osteoarthritis, liver disease, reproductive problems, metabolic syndrome and sleep apnea increases as your BMI increases.
Your BMI at 36 places you in the Class 2 classification of obesity.
Change your unhealthy habits to healthy habits such as:
Are you in denial? Yes, in my opinion, you are. Given that, "More than two-thirds (68.8 percent) of adults are considered to be overweight or obese." according to NIH, you may be comparing yourself with similarly overweight people.