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  1. So after over a month I decided to weigh in.... HIT MY GOAL! Figured I had gained honestly with all the weight training...


    Now what?

    Considering plastics...... But is it really worth the money/risk? Yeah I will feel better ( I think) but vanity is not everything.


    Stuck in limbo..

    1. ms.sss


      Congratulations on hitting Goal!!!!!

      Plastics is a personal choice, some believe it's worth it, some don't...whatever your decision, so long as you are happy, it's ALL GOOD :)

  2. AshMarie794

    Any Michiganders?

    Where in Michigan are you from? Jackson here
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    Any Michiganders?

    Absolutely AMAZING! So jealous!!
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    Any Michiganders?

    Bet the views are super nice!
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    Any Michiganders?

    Way up there! I used to be friends with a couple and that's where they were originally from.
  6. I myself have been him and hawing about getting some work done. I just struggle with the process and putting my body through something elective just to look a certain way. my health and new lifestyle is super important and I don't know how I would feel if I was one of those cases where it didn't go well.......
  7. AshMarie794


    Great success! Keep up the good work!! You look great. How do you feel?
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    Any Michiganders?

    Clearly no one is from Michigan here LOL
  9. Feeling cute had to!



    1. Orchids&Dragons


      Lookin' good!

    2. GreenTealael
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    I can’t date overweight people

    I feel the same way. I am actually turned off by someone who is not willing to take care of themselves. And its almost like in a way self sabotage to do that to ourselves. I have felt it makes me petty and shallow as well but as we change and grow along this journey our views and what we look for in a partner change as well.
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    Dating websites

    Had to click on just due to the topic. I am single due to surgery and my success and the insecurities it brought with it (On his end). I was curious to see who all used dating sites as well. I am just not feeling the whole paying to have the headache of navigating the real ones and the games. No one has time for that. The struggle is real....
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    Struggling with family

    I also had family issues that came up like this prior to surgery. I just had to within myself let them have their opinion and say what they needed and now post op make them eat everyone of those comments! I am only in my 30's and have arthritis so bad in my ankle and leg there were days I was not even mobile. My family knew. And yet still made comments. And now post op they may say you look good but its always followed by "I bet you feel better now that your not in all that pain". So as frustrating as it is and many of us can relate just stay focused on you. BE SELFISH! Take your life back. And last thing the ones who seem to be not so supportive...deep down they are jealous. Sorry to hear about you mother.
  13. Just hangin


  14. Nothing but GOLD!


  15. Can you tell which one is me and which one is my daughter...LOL (I guess the braces give it away)


  16. Me in my happy place!

    I have been top member of my gym for months now! Love that I took back over my life and am making ME happy again!


  17. Headed to watch the strongman competition!


  18. This photo is morning of surgery and a photo I took a couple weeks back.


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    Single DUE to surgery

    Curious as to how many are here DUE to breakups/divorces due to their surgery process. Very difficult now being with overweight partner who isn't on the same journey and doesn't understand.
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    Single DUE to surgery

    Probably best not to work out together. He really sounds very controlling. “I don’t know how to get through to him”. Maybe you can’t get through to him. Maybe he isn’t up for you to “get through to him”. I started going to therapy as soon as I made the decision to have this surgery. I knew I wanted to reset my life & choose better for myself in every aspect. Physically, mentally, emotionally & spiritually . They say while doing this surgery that you also have to do the head work. To me that’s just as important as losing the weight. Best of luck I have pretty much gotten to that point where I accept I cant get through to him. The head work is where I struggle with myself. Because in so many aspect of my life I have taken back control and am a whole new person with all new outlooks. But yet with him I cant overcome it. Maybe its the years of I guess you'd call it emotional abuse....idk but I am trying to focus on me and not letting his negativity invade my head space.
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    Single DUE to surgery

    We have actually split and gotten back together a few times in the last year. Is it my fault at this point also....yes because I keep taking him back. Even with all my new gained self worth it is still hard. I try and stay positive about everything in life. Especially after surgery. I cherish each day now. It is just very hard. But I still put up with it. Maybe one day I will open my eyes. But idk.....its hard. I feel so stuck just due to financial reasons and family issues.
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    Single DUE to surgery

    I have been A-Wall from here for a while but coming back I feel especially on this post I needed to update and get advice. I feel my partner is still very jealous of my progress due to comments made to me by male/female it does not matter. He is INSANLY jealous. And that only seems to getting worse. I try and push though and know I love him but its so hard at time. We have talked about working out together (weight training). But he is 6"2 300lbs and can def pull some weight. I am 5'7 155 and I DO NOT want to get big. Maybe tone up what I have and be more lean. Yes we can put together some routines but he does not listen to me about why I don't want to do some things and why I don't lift like him. why I don't stand a certain way. why I don't do this that and the other. Working out together yesterday at the gym all I could do was cry because he wouldn't listen to me. I don't know how to get through to him.....Def struggling to keep my cool. Stay motivated to stay at the gym. To stay in this relationship. I just don't know what to do.......
  23. Think I am hitting a stall-ish period. Weight loss is def slowing and I need a kickstart to get it going again....any suggestions?

  24. 1 year anniversary from the start of my journey. My very first apt with my surgeon. At my highest weight. And then now, post op 5 1/2 months. Life feels amazing and everything has changed. couldn't feel better! Down 100 lbs!!!! Seems crazy.....


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    2. GradyCat


      Way to go!

    3. SleevednowAK


      Great job! May I ask, if there is one, what was the tipper when you choose to go with a bypass versus a sleeve?

    4. AshMarie794


      I wanted that extra tool of the dumping to be honest. I have been able to stay strictly sugar free since surgery and wouldn't want it any other way. I don't even try to push it to see what I can handle and what I cant. Not worth it to me to even try.

      To me the sleeve doesn't stop you from eating what you would normally eat before surgery. So I could go right back to my bad habits once I was healed. NO THANKS! With the bypass you really cant do that with out FEELING IT!

      Plus for me after surgery I DO NOT CRAVE THOSE BAD THINGS! I do have moments where I think I ate to much and I def feel my pouch yelling at me and I throw it up. Have had horrible gas pains with eating certain foods. But my lifestyle is working and I cant even imagine eating that "crap" I was before. It doesn't even smell good to me now.