My BMI dropped into a new category

It’s now around seven and a half months since my Gastric Bypass surgery, and so far I’ve lost a total of 40.3 kg (6 st 5 lbs).

And as of today, I’ve also dropped down into a new BMI category. My BMI this morning is officially 34.9, so I dropped from being severely obese to only being moderately obese! Or rather, I’ve gone from obese class II to obese class I.

Under 18.5Underweight
18.5 – 24.9Normal healthy weight
25.0 – 29.9Overweight
30.0 – 34.9Obese Class I (Moderately obese)
35.0 – 39.9Obese Class II (Severely obese)
40 and overObese Class III (Very severely obese)

On the day of my surgery my BMI was 46.3, so I was in Obese Class III – so I’ve come a long way since then. And hopefully it’s all improved my health!

My goal is to keep losing weight so that my BMI drops below 30, so that I’ll be in the Overweight category. And to do that, I need to lose about another 20 kg or 3 stones.

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  1. Anthony said:

    Hi Richard,
    Firstly congrats on your fantastic weight loss!! I’m getting ready for my operation which is in 10 days time and I’ve found your blog to be a great source of information. Keep up the great work and i look forward to reading more about your successes.
    Kind regards,

    Thu, 15th Apr 2021
  2. Richard said:

    Thanks Anthony, and good luck for your surgery! Do let me know how it goes, and let me know if you have any questions. Richard

    Thu, 15th Apr 2021

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