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Ok, what do I want to do?

1. I want to buy clothes in a store--not online. I live in Korea and Koreans are tiny. Size 8-10 is considered XL. I have to buy my plus clothes online. :-(

2. I want to go scuba diving again and not have to put on 20 pounds of weight to get under (remember hearing that fat floats??)

3. I want to hang out on the beach this summer without wearing a tankini and board shorts.

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I want to take long walks with my husband without tiring out or being sore, play with my grandgirls on the floor and be able to get back up again without help, and fit compfy in an airplane seat. Skinny jeans would also be nice!

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What am I going to do after I lose all my weight... Hmm

1) Shop for some cute, trendy and tight clothes. Ok, maybe just try them out at the store, but y'all get my drift.

2) Way personal: enjoy missionary and still be able to breathe.

3) Enjoy traveling in an airplane more.

4) I want to hike the Bright Angel Trail at the Grand Canyon. Not because I really want to, but because I remember a very embarrassing event that happened there where I only went a really short way and it took me forever to get back up and I thought someone was going to have to call a helicopter to get me out! Doing this will hopefully replace that memory.

5) Start taking more pictures with me in them.

That's all I can think for now.

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I want to have more energy. I'm tired of being tired all the time.

I want to wear a gorgeous pair of heels!

I want to wear some designer jeans.

I want to be a run a 5k.

I want to chase my boys around the park!

I don't want to feel nervous anymore when we have family get togethers and wonder if people notice how uncomfortable I am in my own skin!

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1 I want to play with my son more.

2 I want to walk around my work without feeling dead.

3 I nice pencil cut skirt and a line blouse.

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- I want to not feel like I have a inner tube around my neck and around the middle of me.

- I want to be able to sit for more than 15 minutes without my tailbone hurting because of the weight on it.

- I want to be able to breathe when I bend over to tie my shoes.

- I want my feet not to hurt after working all day (in good supportive athletic shoes).

- I want to be able to go up and down a flight of stairs without every step hurting my knees.

- I want to not have to take Pepcid every night so I don't wake up choking on stomach acid.

- I want to sleep through the night without waking five or more times either with acid, having to pee, or just being uncomfortable.

- I want to not have to worry about developing high blood pressure or diabetes.

- I want to not have to worry about my stomach or thighs getting in the way of things when I'm under the sheets with my hubby.

- I want to move freely and unencumbered.

- I want to run at least a 5k by this fall.

- I want to wear a nice pair of jeans and have people notice my butt--not because it's the size of a barn, but because it's peachy!

- I want to have a bigger variety of shoes that don't cost a fortune to fit my current size 7 4Es. (They're wide, but now they're extra extra wide)

- I want one pair of those shoes to be a really slutty-looking pair of heels, to be worn with the nice jeans. :001_cool:

- I want to be able to get into our backyard pool without watching out the windows for 5 minutes first to make sure none of the neighbors are outside or at their windows to see me.

- I want to wear a cute bikini top with a pair of board shorts ('cause these thighs ain't ever gonna be pretty).

- Mostly I just want to be free and comfortable with myself!

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I want to get down on the floor with my grandkids and play.

I want to run a 5K with my daughter.

I want to be in more pictures instead of hiding.

I want to play golf with my husband and walk the course.

I want to walk in the room with my husband and not think people say what is he doing with her?

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I want to be happy

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Ok, what do I want to do?

1. I want to buy clothes in a store--not online. I live in Korea and Koreans are tiny. Size 8-10 is considered XL. I have to buy my plus clothes online. :-(

2. I want to go scuba diving again and not have to put on 20 pounds of weight to get under (remember hearing that fat floats??)

3. I want to hang out on the beach this summer without wearing a tankini and board shorts.

Hi JeepChick,

I understand exactly what you mean the the weight belt thing. Problem is when you get skinny you will need a wet suit, as you will have lost your inbuilt one! So you will still need weights.

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So...I was reading the World According to Eggface, starting from the beginning because I love the blog but had never really read her story. I came across a little survey thing she did and it asked "what color are your pants?" and she said pink shorts. And then......I just realized that someday in the relatively near future I will be able to wear SHORTS. I seriously almost started crying....I'm 21 years old and haven't worn shorts (except gym shorts or pajama shorts) since I was in grade school. Literally. I know it's not that big in the larger scheme, but I've always just said to myself "I'm fat. I can't wear shorts." And someday that won't be true anymore and I'll be able to wear shorts if I damn well please. :smile: Sorry, it was just a lightbulb moment & wanted to share it with others who would understand the feeling! :smile:

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Oh I hear you about shorts! I don't remember when I wore shorts. I am glad capris became popular. Even when I was slightly overweight, the legs of the shorts would always work their way up between the legs. UGH! Boy I hope I lose enough that that doesn't happen!

My surgery date is 2/23. Finally! In Kansas City. I'm self paying for VSG.

Wish me luck

Wanda

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I want to cross my legs (and have them stay crossed).

I want to see the sexy woman that my husband sees.

I want to run!

I want to walk into any store without feeling like the "weight sensors" in the floor are going to alert someone that a fatty just walked in and needs to be escorted out.

I don't want to be the person that my friends come to after having a baby to borrow some "fat clothes" until they can fit into their own again.

I want to be able to go somewhere without feeling like I have nothing to wear because i feel fat in all of my clothes.

I want to like me again

Actually I want to LOVE me!

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But you DO love you... that's why you're doing this! :)

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Boy, the things I want to be able to do are buy some sexy outflts and look cute in them, be more confident with my husband, be able to buy regular sized clothes, be able to play with my daughter without getting out of breath, to be able to go off some of my medications, to be happier and heathier and to gain a better self image because right now I really hate the way I look. Yuck.. I wonder how I could let myself get this heavy. I guess it is called love for food..

April (shyone)

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I'm only 2 weeks out and have a ways to go but I would looove to cross my legs without wedging my foot on something to keep it pinned there. I would love to go shopping with friends and buy something besides shoes and purses. I would love to go running with my dog, who is WAY more athletic than I am. I would love to not be the biggest person in the room. I would love to inspire my mom to have this surgery so I get to keep her longer.

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