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  • #31600
    jabbajabba
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    When did you guys decide to stop trying to lose and go for maintenence?

    I seem to have stopped losing at around a BMI of 29-30.

    For a while I was trying to push it down to 25 but after a few months of not losing realised the frustration of not losing was more likely to result in gaining so have decided to stick with where Im at.

    I look great (even if I say so :pound: ), feel great and a couple of stone wont change that meerly change a number. Ive lost 74% of my EBW which, from what Ive read, is above average with a band (i think the quoted is 47.5%). So screw it, dont get me wrong Im not going to be massively badly behaved, just try not to obsess about it anymore.

    The slightly complicating factor is I’d like some plastics but I’ve heard that they wont go there if your BMI is over 27, anyone had their bits done at slightly higher?

    :laugh::laugh::laugh:

    #52601
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    @jabbajabba 32067 wrote:

    When did you guys decide to stop trying to lose and go for maintenence?

    I seem to have stopped losing at around a BMI of 29-30.

    For a while I was trying to push it down to 25 but after a few months of not losing realised the frustration of not losing was more likely to result in gaining so have decided to stick with where Im at.

    I look great (even if I say so :pound: ), feel great and a couple of stone wont change that meerly change a number. Ive lost 74% of my EBW which, from what Ive read, is above average with a band (i think the quoted is 47.5%). So screw it, dont get me wrong Im not going to be massively badly behaved, just try not to obsess about it anymore.

    The slightly complicating factor is I’d like some plastics but I’ve heard that they wont go there if your BMI is over 27, anyone had their bits done at slightly higher?

    :laugh::laugh::laugh:

    Hi Jabbajabba

    I LOVE this post. You are so positive and upbeat it is refreshing and delightful.

    Shaw Somers said to me ages ago: ‘Sue, what can you do with a BMI of 25 that you can’t with one of 26?’ Wise words right? You look and feel great and are not unhealthy. What’s to stress about?

    If you go privately with your plastics, Your BMI shouldn’t be too much of a problem. I lost 7lbs after my tummy tuck so your excess skin is probably determining your BMI somewhat. I’m not sure about the NHS route but I could probably find out. Funding is very, very limited though. I lost 15st and had massive excess skin and I didn’t qualify. So I sold my soul to my bank manager and self funded. I’m delighted with my results. So I would say go for it!! Reward all your hard work.

    Doodah x

    #52604
    Whitey
    Member

    Hi Jabbajabba well done on your weight loss and I think you are so right to stop losing and be happy. I think there is so much pressure on all of us to be a perfect BMI. Your post has helped me think about my own situation. I have lost around 9 stone and gone from a size 28 to a size 16 but I am struggling to loose any more. I’m struggling with myself because I feel I should conform and loose more weight to lower my BMI but part of me is happy because I’m size 16 which I haven’t been since I was 15 (which was a long time ago!). I think the real goal after WLS is to maintain the weight loss. Not sure about the gidelines for plastic surgery but I wish you luck if you decide to go ahead.

    #52605
    jabbajabba
    Member

    Glad to be ‘positive and upbeat’ and hopefully also a bit of hope for anyone having a bit of a tough time with the band. I had mine done elsewhere and ended going to St Richards after 5 years of not really working with it and as a result having minimal success with it, actually my BMI went up!

    For the first time I now actually feel completely in control of it. So thankyou all. ๐Ÿ™‚

    #52602
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    @Whitey 32079 wrote:

    Hi Jabbajabba well done on your weight loss and I think you are so right to stop losing and be happy. I think there is so much pressure on all of us to be a perfect BMI. Your post has helped me think about my own situation. I have lost around 9 stone and gone from a size 28 to a size 16 but I am struggling to loose any more. I’m struggling with myself because I feel I should conform and loose more weight to lower my BMI but part of me is happy because I’m size 16 which I haven’t been since I was 15 (which was a long time ago!). I think the real goal after WLS is to maintain the weight loss. Not sure about the gidelines for plastic surgery but I wish you luck if you decide to go ahead.

    Size 16 is a perfectly normal size! I only wanted to get to an 18 from a 34 and thought it was an impossible task. I absolutely believe that maintaining a reasonable weight for our age and remaining healthy is the only goal on which we should focus. I had my excess skin removed for health reasons. I had the funds in place for my arms and boobs too but changed my mind as I realised that ‘perfection’ isn’t possible and it would drive me nuts trying to achieve it. some would say it is too late – I’m already nuts haha!

    Doodah x

    #52603
    Doodah
    Keymaster

    @jabbajabba 32086 wrote:

    Glad to be ‘positive and upbeat’ and hopefully also a bit of hope for anyone having a bit of a tough time with the band. I had mine done elsewhere and ended going to St Richards after 5 years of not really working with it and as a result having minimal success with it, actually my BMI went up!

    For the first time I now actually feel completely in control of it. So thankyou all. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love that you feel you are in control at last. It is the beginning of the rest of your life ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Doodah x

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