So today is a year since I had weight loss surgery. The gastric sleeve, where a portion of my stomach was removed so that I could lose weight.
I wanted to share how happy I am with the outcome... So I took all my measurements a few days ago to compare...
These are my original measurements and my current ones too.
Bust - 120.5cm to 101.5cm
Waist - 101.5cm to 75.5cm
Hips - 125.5cm to 97cm
Neck - 38.5cm to 34cm
Left Wrist - 19.5cm to 17cm
Right Wrist - 19cm to 17cm
Left Forearm - 31cm to 25cm
Right Forearm - 30cm to 25.5cm
Left Upper Arm - 42cm to 32.5cm
Right Upper Arm - 41cm to 32cm
Left Ankle - 29 to 24.5cm
Right Ankle - 28cm to 24.5cm
Left Calf - 49cm to 41cm
Right Calf - 47.5cm to 40cm
Left Thigh (Fullest Point) - 76cm to 58cm
Right Thigh (Fullest Point) - 74cm to 58cm
Left mid-thigh - (no previous measurement) 47cm
Right mid-thigh - (no previous measurement) 48.5cm
I started my journey at 107.2kg. My heaviest known weight was 110kg but there was a time when I believe I was bigger yet but had no access to scales.
I'm 72kg now. Smack bang on 72.
My BMI has gone from 41.9 to 28.1.
My body fat percentage has gone from 51.12% to a very acceptable 29.28%
My blood pressure was originally 200/120. I was waiting to have a heart attack at 25. Now at 26 my bp is perfectly normal.
I've done Zumba three times weekly and weights four times weekly for a while now... And I have to seriously focus on eating protein because otherwise my body will eat muscle not just fat... So it's still been a bit of an effort and I'm really glad I have managed to do that. Pre-op no way!
Anyway, felt compelled to share in case someone with obesity issues sees this and considers the difference they may be able to make for themselves.