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NuBeginnings2012

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    NuBeginnings2012 got a reaction from my3sons75 in Tacoma Mom Says Hi While In Waiting Limbo   
    Kelly - welcome! I'm a NW girl myself. I grew up down the road from you in Kitsap county. I currently live in Idaho but all of my family are still in Washington. I'm so happy for you that you are going to be able to get the LB. I'm still in the 6 month pre- op phase myself but am losing nicely. It is a learning curve and I didn't Like the wait either but like you I understand it. It will be exciting to watch your journey! This is a good place to come for encouragement and mental preparation.



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    NuBeginnings2012 got a reaction from Holly Dolly in Highs And Lows Of Weight Loss   
    Congratulations on such a wonderful milestone! I'm sure you're beautiful loose skin and all. Here's the difference . . . when you were over weight you covered up but people could still see the obesity. When you are thin and a little loose you can cover up and no one is the wiser. There is a period of tightening in your skin for a year after maintenance so keep active and don't dispair. If you are still unhappy you have options. I am thrilled for your graduation from the plus sizes!!!
    My story . . . Lost 160 pounds with a trainer, diet and exercise, waited the year and had the surgery. I kept that off for three years then gained it back slowly over several years. So here I am, an expert at losing weight and a failure at keeping it off. I'm in the 6 month pre-op phase. I'm using my expertise at losing to get it off again (not going to wait for the lap band) but am getting the lap band so I don't have to experience failure with re-gain again. This is hard work so enjoy every moment. I also suggest you get rid of any clothes that are too big, donate or give to friends. This keeps you in check.
    Seriously!!!!! Congratulations this is a big moment for you!!!!!



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    NuBeginnings2012 got a reaction from Holly Dolly in Highs And Lows Of Weight Loss   
    Congratulations on such a wonderful milestone! I'm sure you're beautiful loose skin and all. Here's the difference . . . when you were over weight you covered up but people could still see the obesity. When you are thin and a little loose you can cover up and no one is the wiser. There is a period of tightening in your skin for a year after maintenance so keep active and don't dispair. If you are still unhappy you have options. I am thrilled for your graduation from the plus sizes!!!
    My story . . . Lost 160 pounds with a trainer, diet and exercise, waited the year and had the surgery. I kept that off for three years then gained it back slowly over several years. So here I am, an expert at losing weight and a failure at keeping it off. I'm in the 6 month pre-op phase. I'm using my expertise at losing to get it off again (not going to wait for the lap band) but am getting the lap band so I don't have to experience failure with re-gain again. This is hard work so enjoy every moment. I also suggest you get rid of any clothes that are too big, donate or give to friends. This keeps you in check.
    Seriously!!!!! Congratulations this is a big moment for you!!!!!



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    NuBeginnings2012 got a reaction from Holly Dolly in Highs And Lows Of Weight Loss   
    Congratulations on such a wonderful milestone! I'm sure you're beautiful loose skin and all. Here's the difference . . . when you were over weight you covered up but people could still see the obesity. When you are thin and a little loose you can cover up and no one is the wiser. There is a period of tightening in your skin for a year after maintenance so keep active and don't dispair. If you are still unhappy you have options. I am thrilled for your graduation from the plus sizes!!!
    My story . . . Lost 160 pounds with a trainer, diet and exercise, waited the year and had the surgery. I kept that off for three years then gained it back slowly over several years. So here I am, an expert at losing weight and a failure at keeping it off. I'm in the 6 month pre-op phase. I'm using my expertise at losing to get it off again (not going to wait for the lap band) but am getting the lap band so I don't have to experience failure with re-gain again. This is hard work so enjoy every moment. I also suggest you get rid of any clothes that are too big, donate or give to friends. This keeps you in check.
    Seriously!!!!! Congratulations this is a big moment for you!!!!!



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    NuBeginnings2012 got a reaction from Fadeout in Liquid Diet Cheating Question   
    My insurance requires 6 months of medically supervised weight loss before they will approve/cover the cost of surgery. This avoids the need for a rapid weightloss liquid diet for me. My surgeon's explanation keeps me motivated. A fatty liver is a friable (bleeds easily) and a large liver. If he can't get around the liver to see the stomach or see into the abdomen because of bleeding from the liver he has to stop the surgery. The liver is the first organ to gain fat and the first to lose it when you drop the pounds. That keeps me motivated to get the 10% of my current weight off. Maybe that will help some of you struggling with strict pre-op diets. Best of luck to all of you! You can do this!



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