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Woohoo..... after a crappy 8 months post surgery I have finally gone from being in the obese class 3 category to the overweight category according to the BMI charts.

I am delighted as I wasn't sure I would get here given all my post op complications. I still have a way to go to get into what they call the healthy range but I am already much healthier and fitter than I was before the surgery so it is already a win.

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Congratulations, it sure feel great to just be overweight doesn't it. I remember your struggles. You had it tough. Are you managing to eat better now ?

I am happy at this weight so am not bothering with going down another category even if my GP says it would be good for me.

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Thanks :)

Yes, eating has improved though I do get the occasional vomiting and don't know what causes it as it is usually from something I have eaten before with no issue. I do know that I still eat too quickly for what the dietician told me but it is slower than pre-op and I don't think that was causing the vomiting.

I had xrays of my stomach today so will find out next week if the tubing has helped close up the leak. If not I think it will be another procedure but no point worrying about that yet.

I think once we are happy with ourselves and can see and feel the improvements we are living a better life even if the scales still don't go down as much. I am never going to be a tiny size, and honestly I don't want to be as I feel it looks aging on me.

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Congratulations! Quite a personal achievement, be proud of your accomplishment!

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You've done amazingly well - especially given the awful time you had post op. I hope it's all better from here forward and that you lose lots more before you settle at your new set weight. 😀

I cried and cried the day I got into the overweight category of BMI - albeit totally arbitrary. Felt such an achievement. We need to Celebrate all our wins, big and small.

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13 hours ago, FifiLux said:

… Yes, eating has improved though I do get the occasional vomiting and don't know what causes it as it is usually from something I have eaten before with no issue. I do know that I still eat too quickly for what the dietician told me but it is slower than pre-op and I don't think that was causing the vomiting…

I have random bouts of the foamies vomiting too. Sometimes I can’t work out why. It’s usually something that is a little coarse or fibrous or too dry. The last bout was because of some string left on a sugar snap pea pod - didn’t do a great job trimming it. Sometimes it’s the floret part of broccolini. Or chicken breast. Or something that’s just sitting more heavily than expected. Or … And yes it’s often food I’ve eaten easily before & will again after. Sometimes, I can bring up the offending bite & a few minutes later finish the meal. Weird.

I just say I have a sensitive esophagus & tummy & some days they say No!

PS - Congrats on your loss so far. Whoo!

Edited by Arabesque

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That’s amazing. I am incredibly happy for you. Best of luck continuing onward towards all your goals.

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