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Molly23

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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    Molly23 got a reaction from Rileyjay1821 in Non Scale Victories   
    Had another NSV tonight! I haven't worn heels in a very long time. I've been wearing a size 12W for a while but when I ordered a 12W and 12M both were too big! I get to return them for an 11M! Just reminds me how much the extra weight affected so many other little aspects of my body and life. I didn't expect to go down a full shoe size and width but I'm relieved! It's nearly impossible to find large stylish shoes. Not to mention that my ankles couldn't even take the strain of wearing heels before weight loss. Now that I'm not carrying an extra 125lbs heels don't feel so bad!
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    Molly23 got a reaction from xylo_glow in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    Just over one year out from surgery and I’m so close to my first goal weight. I feel really good where I am but I do want to tone up some more.
    Started at 311lbs, size 24.
    Now I’m 180lbs, size 8.


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    Molly23 got a reaction from GreenTealael in Non Scale Victories   
    Love this one!! Definitely relate to it big time! Even squeezinga top out of 1 yard sometimes!!
    Would love to see pics of your handmade clothes! Are you in any sewing Facebook groups?
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    Molly23 got a reaction from GreenTealael in Non Scale Victories   
    Love this one!! Definitely relate to it big time! Even squeezinga top out of 1 yard sometimes!!
    Would love to see pics of your handmade clothes! Are you in any sewing Facebook groups?
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    Molly23 got a reaction from Rileyjay1821 in Non Scale Victories   
    Sitting in a seat on the plane without my hips touching either arm rest!
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    Molly23 got a reaction from Frustr8 in Non Scale Victories   
    I remember when I first started feeling like this it was so bizarre. My dimple is so prominent now that it makes a crease in my makeup lol. Things I never would have though would happen. Even now a solid 6 months after being my lowest weight my collar bone seems to stick out and sometimes gets irritated with a coat brushing against it. I wouldn’t trade it for putting the weight on that’s for damn sure. I honestly forget sometimes how far I’ve come but those little things are reminders of the hard work. Congrats for all of your hard work! I agree that it’s a weird feeling but it’s also an incredibly exciting time! You should be proud of everything you’re accomplishing!
    I had a random NSV yesterday. I got a plus size clothing catalog in the mail and there was a cute jacket on the cover. Then I realized I’m two sizes smaller than the smallest size they sell. I’m happy that I can shop in a wider variety of stores now. Also, I love seeing that plus size stores are making more trendy fashionable clothing. It was one of my biggest frustrations about being overweight.
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    Molly23 got a reaction from Frustr8 in Non Scale Victories   
    I remember when I first started feeling like this it was so bizarre. My dimple is so prominent now that it makes a crease in my makeup lol. Things I never would have though would happen. Even now a solid 6 months after being my lowest weight my collar bone seems to stick out and sometimes gets irritated with a coat brushing against it. I wouldn’t trade it for putting the weight on that’s for damn sure. I honestly forget sometimes how far I’ve come but those little things are reminders of the hard work. Congrats for all of your hard work! I agree that it’s a weird feeling but it’s also an incredibly exciting time! You should be proud of everything you’re accomplishing!
    I had a random NSV yesterday. I got a plus size clothing catalog in the mail and there was a cute jacket on the cover. Then I realized I’m two sizes smaller than the smallest size they sell. I’m happy that I can shop in a wider variety of stores now. Also, I love seeing that plus size stores are making more trendy fashionable clothing. It was one of my biggest frustrations about being overweight.
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    Molly23 got a reaction from Frustr8 in Non Scale Victories   
    I remember when I first started feeling like this it was so bizarre. My dimple is so prominent now that it makes a crease in my makeup lol. Things I never would have though would happen. Even now a solid 6 months after being my lowest weight my collar bone seems to stick out and sometimes gets irritated with a coat brushing against it. I wouldn’t trade it for putting the weight on that’s for damn sure. I honestly forget sometimes how far I’ve come but those little things are reminders of the hard work. Congrats for all of your hard work! I agree that it’s a weird feeling but it’s also an incredibly exciting time! You should be proud of everything you’re accomplishing!
    I had a random NSV yesterday. I got a plus size clothing catalog in the mail and there was a cute jacket on the cover. Then I realized I’m two sizes smaller than the smallest size they sell. I’m happy that I can shop in a wider variety of stores now. Also, I love seeing that plus size stores are making more trendy fashionable clothing. It was one of my biggest frustrations about being overweight.
  9. Like
    Molly23 got a reaction from Rileyjay1821 in Non Scale Victories   
    Had another NSV tonight! I haven't worn heels in a very long time. I've been wearing a size 12W for a while but when I ordered a 12W and 12M both were too big! I get to return them for an 11M! Just reminds me how much the extra weight affected so many other little aspects of my body and life. I didn't expect to go down a full shoe size and width but I'm relieved! It's nearly impossible to find large stylish shoes. Not to mention that my ankles couldn't even take the strain of wearing heels before weight loss. Now that I'm not carrying an extra 125lbs heels don't feel so bad!
  10. Like
    Molly23 got a reaction from Rileyjay1821 in Non Scale Victories   
    Sitting in a seat on the plane without my hips touching either arm rest!
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    Molly23 got a reaction from Rileyjay1821 in Non Scale Victories   
    Sitting in a seat on the plane without my hips touching either arm rest!
  12. Like
    Molly23 got a reaction from Rileyjay1821 in Non Scale Victories   
    Sitting in a seat on the plane without my hips touching either arm rest!
  13. Like
    Molly23 got a reaction from Rileyjay1821 in Non Scale Victories   
    Sitting in a seat on the plane without my hips touching either arm rest!
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    Molly23 got a reaction from Rileyjay1821 in Non Scale Victories   
    Sitting in a seat on the plane without my hips touching either arm rest!
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    Molly23 got a reaction from Christabelle in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    I'm 8 months post op and super thankful that I had this opportunity to improve my health. This surgery has given me so much I couldn't be happier with where I'm at. Goal weight is so close I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!
    December 2016: 311lbs, Size 24/3X
    December 2017: 190lbs, Size 12/L

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    Molly23 got a reaction from Christabelle in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    My weight loss has slowed down a lot lately but I know I definitely need to hit the gym more regularly. So excited to be close to goal. The last time I saw the nutritionist she thought that 170lbs would be a good goal for me and we could reassess once I reach it. Today I'm 184lbs and I have my one year surgery anniversary coming up April 20th. Trying to crack down to hopefully be 170 by my annual check-up. Regardless I'm really proud of how far I've come and I know that I can get there with the same focus I've had the last 10-11 months. In the last week or so when I've seen old pictures I don't even recognize that person. Surgery was the best decision I've made!
    December 2016

    February 2018

  17. Like
    Molly23 got a reaction from Rileyjay1821 in Non Scale Victories   
    Sitting in a seat on the plane without my hips touching either arm rest!
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    Molly23 got a reaction from xylo_glow in I Want To See Before & After Pics! (Cont'd)   
    Just over one year out from surgery and I’m so close to my first goal weight. I feel really good where I am but I do want to tone up some more.
    Started at 311lbs, size 24.
    Now I’m 180lbs, size 8.


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    Molly23 got a reaction from Rileyjay1821 in Non Scale Victories   
    Sitting in a seat on the plane without my hips touching either arm rest!
  20. Like
    Molly23 got a reaction from Rileyjay1821 in Non Scale Victories   
    Sitting in a seat on the plane without my hips touching either arm rest!
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    Molly23 got a reaction from Rileyjay1821 in Non Scale Victories   
    Sitting in a seat on the plane without my hips touching either arm rest!
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    Molly23 got a reaction from LauriW in ONEDERLAND!   
    I'm just too excited for this milestone and I know that you all would understand how major this is. Today when I got on the scale it read 198.8! This is the first time I've been in the 100s since probably high school (but I have no idea what I weighted then). I know in junior high I was 186 and I was probably shorter than I am now so this is a pretty huge success. I've never been able to lose weight like this with all of the different diets and workout plans before. I'm so thankful for the sleeve and that my doctor encouraged me to go forward with it. Since the sleeve my high blood pressure has improved, I was able to get rid of a CPAP machine and my chronic ankle pain from a childhood injury has improved a great deal. My last vacation in December I needed to use an ECV because walking was excruciating. I had another vacation last week that was three times as long and my ankle was sore some days but I was able to keep up and walk the entire time. The entire process has been so motivating and positive I couldn't possibly ask for any more.
    I've now lost 112lbs since my highest weight and I'm thrilled. I definitely hope to lose some more, likely about 30-40lbs. Hopefully this will put be in a good goal range and I can focus on maintenance. I'm a little under 7 months from surgery and it feels amazing to actually have my goal weight in sight.

    I got to recreate my 'before' picture and I love having the side by side comparison. I even took the same shirt and remade it into a much smaller size!

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    Molly23 got a reaction from Rileyjay1821 in Non Scale Victories   
    Had another NSV tonight! I haven't worn heels in a very long time. I've been wearing a size 12W for a while but when I ordered a 12W and 12M both were too big! I get to return them for an 11M! Just reminds me how much the extra weight affected so many other little aspects of my body and life. I didn't expect to go down a full shoe size and width but I'm relieved! It's nearly impossible to find large stylish shoes. Not to mention that my ankles couldn't even take the strain of wearing heels before weight loss. Now that I'm not carrying an extra 125lbs heels don't feel so bad!
  24. Like
    Molly23 got a reaction from Rileyjay1821 in Non Scale Victories   
    Sitting in a seat on the plane without my hips touching either arm rest!
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    Molly23 got a reaction from logicwand in Progress Pics - 4.5 Months Out   
    I had surgery on April 20, 2017 and I've lost 93 lbs. I find that looking in the mirror it can be hard to really see how much progress I've made. I went shopping today and got to take a pic in a full length mirror. I was so excited when I put it side by side with my before picture! I still have 50-60 to lose but I just love where this journey has brought me so far. I'm so happy I have this safe space to share different experiences.
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