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    Default A year ago today I changed my life... :)

    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.

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    Default A year ago today I changed my life... :)

    Well done! What a huge change you have made. I am sure it hasn't been easy but from the look of your numbers it has been very worth it

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    Default A year ago today I changed my life... :)

    Well done you have done an amazing job

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    Default A year ago today I changed my life... :)

    Go sassy!! I can't believe that was a year ago though, wow.

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    Well done, no doubt not an easy road but you have certainly made it a success.

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    Default A year ago today I changed my life... :)

    Well done, very proud of you!

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    Default A year ago today I changed my life... :)

    Fantastic!! Well done!

    Can you add some before and after pics?

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    Default A year ago today I changed my life... :)

    Well done!
    It's such an amazing feeling.
    Do you feel lighter?
    I was shocked at how much weight really did "Weigh you down".
    Simple tasks just become.. Simple!

    You have done wonders for your body, that body fat percentage loss deserves a massive :Highfive:

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    Default Re: A year ago today I changed my life... :)

    Congratulations on all your hard work paying off!!! It's a really tough thing to come to that fork in the road and take the 'hard' option to change when it just seems so much easier to continue how you were going! You should be really proud of yourself

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    Happy Sleeveversary, You have done so well. You are a inspiration to me.


 

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