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    BKJ got a reaction from ms.sss in Let's Collect Some Data!   
    1. [Gender] Female
        [Age @ Surgery]  29 yo
        [Height] 5’5”
    2. [Starting] 272 lbs | 7 lb loss 
    3. [Surgery Day] 265 lbs 
    4. [1 Month] 245 lbs 
    5. [3 Months] 226 lbs 
    6. [6 Months] 210 lbs 
    7. [11 Months]  166 lbs 
    8. [Surgery Type] Bypass
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    BKJ got a reaction from summerseeker in How do you handle comments about your looks?   
    I haven’t been very public about my surgery journey, but I’m not very public about any of my health stuff. 

    If people ask, I’ll ease in slowly and gauge interest, but usually keep things short.
    [[I’m okay- aka I’m still not great but not is particularly bad.
    We’re working on it- meaning my doctors and I
    Ah, it’s going, meaning it’s pretty bad but you don’t really care about it. ]]
    For my weight loss- I did it primary as a potential benefit to help my health issues, not particularly for looks.
    There were two people who pretty much immediately started commenting as soon as I lost like 10 pounds. 
    Other than that it was only in the past 1-2 months that I have started getting regular comments. 
    And I am struggling to figure out how I want to deal with them. 
    If it is strictly compliments, I’ll just say thanks and move on. [I’m still supperrrr awkward about it, but 🤷🏻‍♀️] [I also don’t particularly like the attention, and it makes me want to dress to hide the changes.]
    But when people continue and ask what are you doing or what’s your motivation or anything like that that’s where I am struggling a little bit more.

    My goal for the surgery was focused on my health. It also is a little difficult because my health issues are caused my genetic issues, and while weight loss likely will help in the long term, I haven’t really seen any improvements since losing weight. 
    So it can be awkward for those conversations if other women ask how I have lost weight or if I’m feeling better. 
    I don’t wanna tell anyone, yeah I don’t really feel better, because I know that for most people it would. 
    So for those of you who aren’t really sharing about your surgery, what do you say if people ask about how you lost weight? How do you respond when people compliment you? All of that…
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    BKJ got a reaction from GreenTealael in Inches Lost! Your experience? Expectations?   
    I have not been big on taking body measurements during my journey so far. I’ve maybe taken 4 throughout.
    I’ve also tried to resist frequent weight taking due to the many warnings. I do biweekly (or occasionally weekly 😉) weighing.
    But!! I have lost 16 inches around my waist which seems like a lot, but I have absolutely no concept and can’t find any thing about expectations for losing inches or what is good for benchmarks.
    What have been your “YAY!” moments for measurements?

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