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greensleeve

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    greensleeve reacted to LipstickLady in Some unexpected NSVs have me LOLing in public. You?   
    So yesterday I was at the grocery and I grabbed a hand basket thinking I was only getting a few things. A few turned into a bunch and my basket was quite heavy about halfway through the market. I hefted my basket up onto my hip (which used to be quite ample) and it slid right down my leg. Hmmm.... I tried again. And again. I seriously couldn't figure out WHY my basket didn't rest comfortably on my side like it always has. It took about 3 minutes of pondering this phenomenon before I realized I no longer have big wide cushiony hips on which to rest whatever it is I might need to carry. I seriously chortled with glee startling the produce man. HA!

    Last week I had a girls' weekend away with my besties. We loaded up the luggage cart with all our stuff and I took my usual place behind the cart as the one who is designated to push it through the lobby. (I'm the only one who can be trusted not to mow innocent people down.) I couldn't budge it. I pushed and I heaved and I shoved that cart and it wouldn't move. I pulled it with all my might. Nope. One hundred plus pounds less of me wasn't going to move it no matter how hard I tried. So bizarre.
    The ocean was another weird experience for me. I was a lifeguard growing up, both ocean and pool. I am a swimmer and I was even at my fattest. This summer was my first summer in 20+ years "thin". I was tossed around like a rag doll, totally off balance, barely able to gain footing because there is so much less of me. Oh, and I no longer float like I used to. In fact, I sink like a stone unless I give it a whole lotta effort. SO SO not what I'm used to.

    I love the NSVs like fitting in a theater seat with my purse next to me, shopping in any store, passing by people in narrow aisles without rubbing them with my butt, etc. but some of these off the wall things really throw me off guard and it takes me a while to figure out what the heck is going on.

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    greensleeve got a reaction from walkin'onsunshine in 100 pounds down in 5.5 months!   
    Size 14 jeans!

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    greensleeve got a reaction from Ginger Snaps in How about some NSVs!?!?   
    These are awesome!
    This morning I wrapped a bath towel around myself. And it covered me. All of me, with an inch to spare. I had to just stare at myself in the mirror.
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    greensleeve got a reaction from smiley922 in Down 97 pounds face pics   
    Only three more pounds to go to hit the century mark! Five months out and life is wonderful. This is the best thing I have ever done for myself.


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    greensleeve got a reaction from Ginger Snaps in You know you've had WLS when ___________________ ! ! ! ^_^   
    You find yourself posting way more pictures of yourself on Facebook than you ever have before.
    You can't buy clothes on clearance for the season that just passed because you dont know what size you will be next year.
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    greensleeve got a reaction from Marie8777 in Feel like giving up   
    You have to be 350 for your insurance to approve you?
    If I were you, if the scale isn't moving, talk to your Dr about going on liquids with high Protein for a few weeks.
    You can do it!!!
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    greensleeve got a reaction from smiley922 in Down 97 pounds face pics   
    Only three more pounds to go to hit the century mark! Five months out and life is wonderful. This is the best thing I have ever done for myself.


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    greensleeve got a reaction from smiley922 in Down 97 pounds face pics   
    Only three more pounds to go to hit the century mark! Five months out and life is wonderful. This is the best thing I have ever done for myself.


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    greensleeve got a reaction from smiley922 in Down 97 pounds face pics   
    Only three more pounds to go to hit the century mark! Five months out and life is wonderful. This is the best thing I have ever done for myself.


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    greensleeve got a reaction from smiley922 in Down 97 pounds face pics   
    Only three more pounds to go to hit the century mark! Five months out and life is wonderful. This is the best thing I have ever done for myself.


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    greensleeve got a reaction from smiley922 in Down 97 pounds face pics   
    Only three more pounds to go to hit the century mark! Five months out and life is wonderful. This is the best thing I have ever done for myself.


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    greensleeve reacted to pinksjo1 in MO - St. Louis   
    Due to lack of confirmed attendance, tonight's meeting is cancelled. I am not going to schedule another meeting until the end of summer - perhaps this is one of the reasons for the lack of attendance. We'll try this again in the fall. Have a great summer and stay healthy!
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    greensleeve got a reaction from Ginger Snaps in You know you've had WLS when ___________________ ! ! ! ^_^   
    You find yourself posting way more pictures of yourself on Facebook than you ever have before.
    You can't buy clothes on clearance for the season that just passed because you dont know what size you will be next year.
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    greensleeve got a reaction from Ginger Snaps in You know you've had WLS when ___________________ ! ! ! ^_^   
    You find yourself posting way more pictures of yourself on Facebook than you ever have before.
    You can't buy clothes on clearance for the season that just passed because you dont know what size you will be next year.
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    greensleeve got a reaction from Ginger Snaps in You know you've had WLS when ___________________ ! ! ! ^_^   
    You find yourself posting way more pictures of yourself on Facebook than you ever have before.
    You can't buy clothes on clearance for the season that just passed because you dont know what size you will be next year.
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    greensleeve got a reaction from fran2014 in four month out face pics   
    This is the only pic I have of myself at my high weight. It's hard to look at it. Down 84 pounds.


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    greensleeve got a reaction from Nicey2u in four month out face pics   
    Down 93 pounds

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    greensleeve reacted to PuraVida37 in You know you've had WLS when ___________________ ! ! ! ^_^   
    You carry Protein Bars and blender bottles in your purse.
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    greensleeve reacted to matt1912 in You know you've had WLS when ___________________ ! ! ! ^_^   
    ... you actually smile in pictures. Because you now believe you can.
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    greensleeve reacted to joatsaint in You know you've had WLS when ___________________ ! ! ! ^_^   
    You roll over in bed and feel somthing hard jabbing you in your side and realize.... it's your ribs!!! Or you sit down in the car and feel your tail bone sliding along the seat fabric.
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    greensleeve reacted to Teachamy in You know you've had WLS when ___________________ ! ! ! ^_^   
    You catch your own reflection in a store window and can't believe how great you look!
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    greensleeve reacted to matt1912 in You know you've had WLS when ___________________ ! ! ! ^_^   
    ...you open a glass door for the person you see walking toward you from the opposite side then realize that the "other person" is your reflection that you didn't recognize (true story)
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    greensleeve got a reaction from Ginger Snaps in How about some NSVs!?!?   
    These are awesome!
    This morning I wrapped a bath towel around myself. And it covered me. All of me, with an inch to spare. I had to just stare at myself in the mirror.
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    greensleeve reacted to ashleyann1405 in Im in shock   
    I am 5 days post op and have lost 14 pounds starting weight was 240. Today's weight 226. It's unbelievable I cried. Happy tears of course. I stepped on scale 5 times because I couldn't believe it and each time the scale said 226.6
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    greensleeve got a reaction from Ginger Snaps in How about some NSVs!?!?   
    These are awesome!
    This morning I wrapped a bath towel around myself. And it covered me. All of me, with an inch to spare. I had to just stare at myself in the mirror.

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