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Hi again

Thank you so much for being so kind!

I have lost just over 15st. Being a little shorty, my BMI is at the uppermost level for a healthy BMI but I’m absolutely thrilled with where I am today. Shaw Somers once said to me ‘Sue, what can you do with BMI of 25 that you can’t with one of 26?’ How true is that?!

Streamline’s team ask patients to aim for a healthy weight, not an ideal one. I think that is singularly the most sensible thing I’ve ever heard. We can all get ‘hung up’ on the numbers when it’s pointless really. There are people with BMIs of 23 who are really unhealthy and others with a BMI of 30 running marathons! For the record, at his supreme best, Linford Christie’s BMI was calculated to be around 35 – obese! However, it doesn’t take into account that all his extra weight was lean muscle. Therefore, BMI is not always the best guage.

I didn’t set myself a goal as such because I just wanted to be alive. The fact that I am a hair’s breadth from having a ‘normal’ BMI now is just a bonus and one for which I shall be eternally grateful to the Streamline team.

You will get there. If you stay focused, do your best, follow the guidelines and trust the surgery, it will happen. We are all here to help you along the way.

Doodah xx

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