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Uncomfortable in his own skin

Paul Thorn

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Paul Thorn lost nearly 16st 13lb (107.5kg) as a result of gastric bypass surgery. He now weighs 11st 5lb (69.8kg), a weight which he says he always dreamed of being.

But he told BBC Radio 5 Live's Victoria Derbyshire programme that he was not prepared for the amount of excess skin which would be left on his legs and stomach. He said he felt better about himself when he was obese.

You can hear an interview with Paul on the Victoria Derbyshire programme to be broadcast on Friday 10 July at 1000BST and comment on his story on Victoria's blog

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