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Hi All,

I am a newbie here had surgery on Aug 4, 2022. Lost a total of 55 lbs. So I have this weird question ( or maybe not). I am working back up to a mile a day walking, but what I noticed when out walking is I seem to be off balance. I was told this is common because your stride is adjusting to the weight deferential along with muscle loss. I do not have an ear infection or anything like that. So all seems weird, had blood test done all is good. Seen my doctor all fine there as well.

Has anyone else experienced this?

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Many us held our bodies is unnatural ways to compensate for the weight we carried & now all the muscles & tendons have to relearn correct posture the weight disappears. You’ll likely even notice weird aches & pains as your body readjusts your centre of gravity.

I had upper back pain & jokingly commented to my acupuncturist that maybe it was because my boobs had gotten smaller & all my bras were too big. I was right. Bought some new underwear that actually fit & the back pain went.

A friend & I used to joke about how we often found ourselves slouching because we didn’t have a tummy to hold our upper body up any more. We both had to start being more conscious about ensuring we were standing up straight to reteach our bodies how to stand.

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9 hours ago, Arabesque said:

Many us held our bodies is unnatural ways to compensate for the weight we carried & now all the muscles & tendons have to relearn correct posture the weight disappears. You’ll likely even notice weird aches & pains as your body readjusts your centre of gravity.

I had upper back pain & jokingly commented to my acupuncturist that maybe it was because my boobs had gotten smaller & all my bras were too big. I was right. Bought some new underwear that actually fit & the back pain went.

A friend & I used to joke about how we often found ourselves slouching because we didn’t have a tummy to hold our upper body up any more. We both had to start being more conscious about ensuring we were standing up straight to reteach our bodies how to stand.

I slouch too and I said the same thing. My giant belly isn't holding me up anymore. I find myself pushing to sit up straight but I usually don't notice it till my back starts hurting.

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Our bodies do ALL KINDS of adjusting as we are loosing weight so rapidly. I can't say for sure what is what because we are all different. Started a different sizes and body types, loose at different paces, etc.

If it gets to the point it effects you, reach out to your team for extra reassurance but I think it is safe to say your body is adjusting.

Good luck!

Edited by kcuster83

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Thank you all. It is good to know I am not totally weird. 😁

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Thank you all. It is good to know I am not totally weird. [emoji16]

Sometimes I watch myself on cam and I am walking tilted or forward like an old person. I walked for years with my legs rubbing together, and it still feels weird to have space between my thighs. I run, exercise and jump fine, I feel great but when walking around the house I sometimes walk imbalanced too.

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Thanks @Tomo. I also noticed you had your surgery on same day as me just a year ago. I hope I do as good as you have done in the last year or so. Amazing!

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