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Hi everyone,

I had Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy in September 2023. my starting weight (on the day of surgery) was 102 KG and today march 27th 2024 I am 70.6 KG so I've lost a total of 31.4 KG. My height is 165 cm. so I believe I'm almost close to my weight goal. I want to lose maybe 8-10 more kilos and I think that's good enough for me.

I took photos of my body on November and yesterday I took photos as well to compare both. however what I'm noticing is that although weight number has gone down, I do see difference in shape of my body (legs, arms, face, back) but I have an issue with my stomach. it has gotten better and smaller, however for someone almost going into 60's I don't think my belly should be looking this big.

Do you guys recommend anything to do or try or should I see a doctor about this? please help! I don't want to struggle with reaching my goal weight and having a big stomach still.

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First of all congratulations on your loss. Everyone says that the first place you gain weight is the last place you will lose it when it comes back off. Do you remember being around this size before and gaining in your belly? I know that I first noticed it in my belly and face. Ab exercises may help because I noticed that my ab muscles are practically non existent and I think it’s due to not sitting up tall since I’ve put on the weight. Standing and sitting up tall and holding my belly in makes a huge difference in how my body appears.

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You look fantastic and congratulations on your current loss!

I can only speak on my own experiences, but it looks similar to my bloated stomach, not after surgery, but before I found out I had certain allergies to foods and cut them out. It could even be as simple as food sensitivity causing a bigger-looking stomach that you may not have tried giving up yet. 100% It could be none of this 😆, our experiences are our own but just wanted to throw it out there just in case you hadn't thought about it. ❤️

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12 hours ago, ShoppGirl said:

First of all congratulations on your loss. Everyone says that the first place you gain weight is the last place you will lose it when it comes back off. Do you remember being around this size before and gaining in your belly? I know that I first noticed it in my belly and face. Ab exercises may help because I noticed that my ab muscles are practically non existent and I think it’s due to not sitting up tall since I’ve put on the weight. Standing and sitting up tall and holding my belly in makes a huge difference in how my body appears.

hi dear, thank you so much! i mean i always remember having a belly even when i was skinnier loooong time ago, i still had a little bit of stomach. i'll try to focus on ab exercises in hoped that it will help me

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10 hours ago, Uzumaki Noodle said:

You look fantastic and congratulations on your current loss!

I can only speak on my own experiences, but it looks similar to my bloated stomach, not after surgery, but before I found out I had certain allergies to foods and cut them out. It could even be as simple as food sensitivity causing a bigger-looking stomach that you may not have tried giving up yet. 100% It could be none of this 😆, our experiences are our own but just wanted to throw it out there just in case you hadn't thought about it. ❤️

hi dear thanks alot!

i actually never thought about having possible food allergies. i might just look into that actually if it is maybeeee a factor. thank you ❤️

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