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mt6569

Gastric Sleeve Patients
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  1. Congrats!
    mt6569 got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons in Non Scale Victories   
    I had my rings resized from an 8.5 to a 6.5! Whoo hoo. I enjoy shopping now. I still buy a lot of stuff at Goodwill but I'm getting so close (3 lbs!) to my goal weight and then I will "invest" in some new things -- but truthfully I'm getting really good stuff at GW -- Ann Taylor, Ralph Lauren, Talbots, etc....they rarely had those in the plus section when I needed it.
    I can wear regular boots, no wide calves needed. My shoe size has gone down 1/2 size too. And I got an updated headshot for work and I really like it! My kids have also told me that they "don't remember" what I looked like before and that makes me happy. I notice that I am not as reluctant to get my picture taken as I used to be -- my "goal weight award" is to get our family portraits updated! Looking forward to planning that in the very near future.
    Best NSV is not to make the dreaded resolution to lose weight in the new year! I don't know why but that fact had me in tears on New Year's Eve....
  2. Congrats!
    mt6569 got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons in Non Scale Victories   
    I had my rings resized from an 8.5 to a 6.5! Whoo hoo. I enjoy shopping now. I still buy a lot of stuff at Goodwill but I'm getting so close (3 lbs!) to my goal weight and then I will "invest" in some new things -- but truthfully I'm getting really good stuff at GW -- Ann Taylor, Ralph Lauren, Talbots, etc....they rarely had those in the plus section when I needed it.
    I can wear regular boots, no wide calves needed. My shoe size has gone down 1/2 size too. And I got an updated headshot for work and I really like it! My kids have also told me that they "don't remember" what I looked like before and that makes me happy. I notice that I am not as reluctant to get my picture taken as I used to be -- my "goal weight award" is to get our family portraits updated! Looking forward to planning that in the very near future.
    Best NSV is not to make the dreaded resolution to lose weight in the new year! I don't know why but that fact had me in tears on New Year's Eve....
  3. Congrats!
    mt6569 got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons in Non Scale Victories   
    I had my rings resized from an 8.5 to a 6.5! Whoo hoo. I enjoy shopping now. I still buy a lot of stuff at Goodwill but I'm getting so close (3 lbs!) to my goal weight and then I will "invest" in some new things -- but truthfully I'm getting really good stuff at GW -- Ann Taylor, Ralph Lauren, Talbots, etc....they rarely had those in the plus section when I needed it.
    I can wear regular boots, no wide calves needed. My shoe size has gone down 1/2 size too. And I got an updated headshot for work and I really like it! My kids have also told me that they "don't remember" what I looked like before and that makes me happy. I notice that I am not as reluctant to get my picture taken as I used to be -- my "goal weight award" is to get our family portraits updated! Looking forward to planning that in the very near future.
    Best NSV is not to make the dreaded resolution to lose weight in the new year! I don't know why but that fact had me in tears on New Year's Eve....
  4. Congrats!
    mt6569 got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons in Non Scale Victories   
    I had my rings resized from an 8.5 to a 6.5! Whoo hoo. I enjoy shopping now. I still buy a lot of stuff at Goodwill but I'm getting so close (3 lbs!) to my goal weight and then I will "invest" in some new things -- but truthfully I'm getting really good stuff at GW -- Ann Taylor, Ralph Lauren, Talbots, etc....they rarely had those in the plus section when I needed it.
    I can wear regular boots, no wide calves needed. My shoe size has gone down 1/2 size too. And I got an updated headshot for work and I really like it! My kids have also told me that they "don't remember" what I looked like before and that makes me happy. I notice that I am not as reluctant to get my picture taken as I used to be -- my "goal weight award" is to get our family portraits updated! Looking forward to planning that in the very near future.
    Best NSV is not to make the dreaded resolution to lose weight in the new year! I don't know why but that fact had me in tears on New Year's Eve....
  5. Congrats!
    mt6569 got a reaction from Orchids&Dragons in Non Scale Victories   
    I had my rings resized from an 8.5 to a 6.5! Whoo hoo. I enjoy shopping now. I still buy a lot of stuff at Goodwill but I'm getting so close (3 lbs!) to my goal weight and then I will "invest" in some new things -- but truthfully I'm getting really good stuff at GW -- Ann Taylor, Ralph Lauren, Talbots, etc....they rarely had those in the plus section when I needed it.
    I can wear regular boots, no wide calves needed. My shoe size has gone down 1/2 size too. And I got an updated headshot for work and I really like it! My kids have also told me that they "don't remember" what I looked like before and that makes me happy. I notice that I am not as reluctant to get my picture taken as I used to be -- my "goal weight award" is to get our family portraits updated! Looking forward to planning that in the very near future.
    Best NSV is not to make the dreaded resolution to lose weight in the new year! I don't know why but that fact had me in tears on New Year's Eve....
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    mt6569 reacted to sideeye in Non Scale Victories   
    I donated eight shopping carts of clothing to Goodwill.
    Not bags - CARTS.
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    mt6569 got a reaction from AEdoesRnY in Non Scale Victories   
    I have had many NSVs in the last 6 months since my surgery:
    Not worrying about fitting in the seats at the amusement park TUCKING IN MY SHIRT...I've never actually done that Having my kids arms go the whole way around when they hug me New clothes, new shoes Riding bike again after 10+ years Feeling proud I am almost 6 months post-op. No regrets, only wish I had done it sooner!
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    mt6569 got a reaction from AEdoesRnY in Non Scale Victories   
    I have had many NSVs in the last 6 months since my surgery:
    Not worrying about fitting in the seats at the amusement park TUCKING IN MY SHIRT...I've never actually done that Having my kids arms go the whole way around when they hug me New clothes, new shoes Riding bike again after 10+ years Feeling proud I am almost 6 months post-op. No regrets, only wish I had done it sooner!
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    mt6569 got a reaction from AEdoesRnY in Non Scale Victories   
    I have had many NSVs in the last 6 months since my surgery:
    Not worrying about fitting in the seats at the amusement park TUCKING IN MY SHIRT...I've never actually done that Having my kids arms go the whole way around when they hug me New clothes, new shoes Riding bike again after 10+ years Feeling proud I am almost 6 months post-op. No regrets, only wish I had done it sooner!
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    mt6569 reacted to KCRogers2012 in Non Scale Victories   
    I was shopping yesterday, looking in the clearance section for clothing, and a saleswoman stopped me and said, “Are you shopping for yourself? Because if so, those clothes won’t fit you. You need to shop over on that side of the store,” and she pointed me away from plus sizes to regular and petite sizes. She was right. I’m a size 10-12 now, but I keep forgetting! 😊
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    mt6569 reacted to sideeye in Non Scale Victories   
    I can't get over how little heat affects me now. I'd heard a lot about "I'm always cold post-surgery!" and that hasn't really happened, but I have certainly noticed that I am WAY more comfortable in heat than I ever was before. Around 65 degrees used to be my sweet spot, and above 75 filled me with dread. I'd be two steps out of the office door and sweat would start soaking my scalp, no exertion needed.
    But now? Now I can leave the client site still wearing a fleece and not bother unzipping it until I'm in the car. The car itself has been baking in the sun all day and is likely over 100 degrees inside, and I don't have to leave it to air out, I can just start driving. I'm bone-dry the whole time and can shrug off the heat no problem.
    I still don't LIKE heat, but it was actually making my life significantly more horrible pre-surgery. The fact that it's a nonissue now is crazy to me. This is how other people lived this whole time!?
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    mt6569 reacted to GreenTealael in Non Scale Victories   
    Officially overweight

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    mt6569 reacted to ChaosUnlimited in Non Scale Victories   
    I have been trying to get back in to running lately and I realized today that my thighs don't rub together anymore when I run. Crazy, right? I've always had meaty thighs, even at my lower weight which I'm at now, so I guess that (hopefully) means I'm more fit now than I was as my younger self when I never exercised!
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    mt6569 reacted to sillykitty in Non Scale Victories   
    I'm actually asking people to take pics of me, instead of running from the camera. My excuse is I need to update my dating profile pics. That's true, but I also like the validation that I look as good as I feel. (yes, I'm vain! )

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    mt6569 reacted to YeahOkay31 in Non Scale Victories   
    I finally have one. Took the kiddos to Rye Playland this weekend. When I was a teenager, the first time I dealt with obesity, I couldn't fit on the Dragon Coaster and had to get off. It was crowded and I was humiliated. My daughter asked me to ride with her and I explained that this coaster was built in 1928 when people were a lot smaller and mom might not fit, so dad might have to step in. But surprise, surprise -- bar closed and an old demon was banished.
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    mt6569 reacted to Sleeved36 in Non Scale Victories   
    Went shopping yesterday: I officially DO NOT wear plus sizes anymore!
    A whole world of possibilities has opened up! It is exciting and overwhelming.
    BYE Torrid, Lane Bryant, and the scary back corner of Macy's!
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    mt6569 reacted to Malcy in Non Scale Victories   
    You look amazing! Congratulations to you
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    mt6569 reacted to 46w4kds in Non Scale Victories   
    Mine is that all my clothes are to big again, after buying new ones only since the beginning of summer. Good news is its going to be fall soon, so more buying new clothes at a smaller size!!! Yeah started at size 24 and now im in 6 and 7.....nice!
    Wls: 8/29/2017 HW: 277 SW: 244 CW: 150
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    mt6569 reacted to SleeveinIL in Non Scale Victories   
    I climbed 10 flights of stairs in 3 minutes without stopping. I did this twice! Afterwards I did interval training on the treadmill for 15 min with squats then 40 minutes on the weight loss interval training program level 10 for 40 min on the elliptical.
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    mt6569 reacted to ALFxRNY in Non Scale Victories   
    My latest nsv isn’t much but it means something to me. I can’t really see change in my body but my measurements are shrinking and clothes that used to fit tightly fit and are actually fitting looser 😊
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    mt6569 reacted to Cynisca in Non Scale Victories   
    Just passed the 1 month surgery mark. I travel a lot for business and I had an entire strategy about sitting at the back of the planes, trying to secretly put on the seat belt extender, super humiliated if someone sees me do it, and overall just felt really terrible even using one. Today I flew without one on 2 different airlines. No one except me knew why I was smiling so much upon take off. Bye Bye Seat Belt extender!
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    mt6569 reacted to Neversaynever in Non Scale Victories   
    I wore a pair of strappy sandals that previously wouldn't do up, not that I could bend over anyway to do it or that I could get that close to my own ankle!

    But now, I can do both!
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    mt6569 reacted to abefroman329 in Non Scale Victories   
    I did a 5K today (and set a personal record!), and initially requested an XL t-shirt, but exchanged it for an L because the XL looked way too big. Then I washed it and it shrank a lot. Then as I was putting it on, I was thinking the following: Oh, this will never fit-it totally fits.
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    mt6569 reacted to AllyJonesVSG in Non Scale Victories   
    I have one! My teen daughter has been raiding my college for clothes from my "old days I'll never fit these again but I refuse to give them up" bins for a couple of years now. This weekend, she gave clothes to ME! She came home from college and gave me two pairs of jeans she doesn't like because I am down to a size 14!! And a few tops that fit me too. It's crazy. I wore trendy skinny jeans of hers (now mine) Friday and couldn't believe it was me!
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    mt6569 reacted to Pink nova in Non Scale Victories   
    So I went shopping with my mom yesterday and she forced me to try on a cream coloured jacket which I NEVER would have touched before because I didn’t want to look like a marshmallow. I decided to humour her and put it on....and not only did it fit but it looked good!! Woot woot!!! Best part is it was a size LARGE!!! When I started my journey (3 months ago) I was a size 4X and sometimes it still wouldn’t fit. I can’t believe how much has changed.

    No more Xs for this lady!!!
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