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I can relate to EVERYTHING you've said here girl. I to have a wonderful husband that fell in love with me at 225 lbs. and still respects and loves me more than either of my ex's. He is my main motivation. He is normal size and handsome and I want to look good not only for ME, but for him. He still see's who I am, not what I look like. He's the love of my life.

We too love Classic Cars, we have two; a 1972 SS Chevelle (red w/black stripes) HOT !! And a 1967 RS/SS Camaro (Royal blue with gun gray stripes) Super HOT!! I want tO be the sexy hot Mama Driving them, Without some young guy saying, what's that fat old lady doing driving that fine ride.

I want to be able to cross my leggs, be able to squat without grunting to get up. I want my back pain to go away. I want energy again. I want to buy normal cloths. I want NOT To be embarrised EVER again. I want to look GREAT naked ! I want to be able to hug my husband and feel his entire body against me, instead of my stomach blocking the feel of him. I WANT a sex life again. I want people say " what a good looking couple" instead of "what is the good looking man doing with HER?" I want to be able to sit comfortably in an airplane, that last time I did, I couldn't put the little tray/desk thing down. And seat belts...sigh. I just want to feel good about ME again, I WANT TO FEEL PRETTY AGAIN!!!!! I've had low self esteem for SO long. :) I WANT THAT TO GO AWAY FOR EVER!!!! :w00t:

I agree with you. I want to be happier, healthier, live longer, enjoy my family, less pain, look pretty, reach my goal weight and keep it off until I take my last breath on this Earth. I am ready for a change!

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I want to be able to play soccer again. I want to be a runner again.

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I truly believe with this wonderful surgery, and the support we provide one another on these forums, each and every one of us will reach our goals and all of our dreams will come true.

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I truly believe with this wonderful surgery, and the support we provide one another on these forums, each and every one of us will reach our goals and all of our dreams will come true.

I agree with you whole-heartedly. The support I've received from this forum has been my lifesaver, and main form of support. I don't know what I would of done if I didn't find y'all.

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1) I want to be healthy! I want to be able to do things other people my age do.

2) I want to be able to go jeans shopping and not have a nervous breakdown in the dressing room.

3) I want to be able to buy clothes wherever the heck I want and not have to go to the plus size stores.

4) I want to be able to buy cute lingerie! :lol0:

5) I want to be able to run around with my nieces & nephews (and hopefully my own kids someday) and not be winded after 5 minutes.

6) I want to give my boyfriend a REASON to think I'm sexy. :drool:

7) I want to turn heads for a reason *other* than my size.

8) I want to be able to wear a swimsuit and not feel like everyone's staring at me, for once in my life.

9) I want to be able to sit *comfortably* in an airplane seat.

10) I want to be able to go to the gym and not make everyone wonder what the heck the fat girl is doing. :blush:

11) I want to have a clothing choice other than a) a t-shirt or B) an ugly plus-size shirt.

I'm sure there are more, but those are the main ones! Hahaha.

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OK---My 2 cents worth coming from the other side of the table...a spouse.

I had surgery in July....I HAVE NOT EXCERISED...yet, but I know looking at VAngel every night she has NO issues with skin other than what she had coming into her surgery. She is (or was) exercising at least twice per week most time three, and she is looking wayyyyy hot.

I on the other hand have lost a lot of inches I am now down to a size 38 pants from a 48....SMILES BIG.

Regarding tattos...I really like that Idea also. I have 5 tats now, one I do not like on my back I think I can turn that into some sort of symbol of MY journey once I get to goal and beyond. Let me know if you decide on a design I would like to see it....thanks

KEEP ON KEEPIN ON Y'ALL

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Other than the obvious (health, less pain, smaller clothes, etc.)

I want to:

  • Go tubing and be able to climb back into the boat afterwards
  • Go Jet skiing and be able to climb back on if I take a spill
  • Play games with my grandchildren outdoors (running)
  • Fit into an airplane seat without paying for 2 seats
  • Go on an Alaskan Cruise and be able to enjoy myself because I will be able to walk long distances without exhaustion
  • Keep up with all my skinny friends when we go shopping (I don't have any fat friends)
  • Walk into a room and NOT have to figure out which chair will hold me
  • Cross my legs
  • Wear some knee high boots
  • Carry something while walking up stairs
  • Swim with the dolphins

:biggrin0: Dreaming of the day.......

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Other than the obvious (health, less pain, smaller clothes, etc.)

I want to:

  • Go tubing and be able to climb back into the boat afterwards

I totally agree! :biggrin0: Can't wait to do that!

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I want to walk through a clothing store without choreographing my head turns so I don't see myself in a mirror! I don't even do this consciously anymore but I'd really like to stop!

I'd love to have knee high boots too - I've never ever had any.

And since my baby is almost a toddler, I want to have all the energy in the world for him.

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i want to be slim for the first time in my life....

to wear thigh high boots....

to shop for clothes instead of buying what fits......

to tart it up and not look too stupid....

to breathe walk not sweat .... to be happy ...............

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When I went for my psych. eval, he asked me this questions. You should have seen the look on his face :ohmy: when I told him I want to go tubing! Not exactly what he expected from a 58 year old fat woman. LOL

I totally agree! :thumbup: Can't wait to do that!

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ohhhhhhhhhhhh I want some high boots tooooo!!!

I think I'm gonna go shopping tomorrow if the weather is good......boots and might get darring and try on some skinny jeans!!!:thumbup:

skinny Jeans......... ha ha haaaaaaaa tooo funny!!

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I used to do background work in films and television. I was about a size 12/14 at the time which is too big for camera work. You have to be a size 6 or below to get featured roles to make the work itself any fun for you, cause there isn't any money in the jobs. IF I can get down that low, I might try it again, just for fun. I've been a size 6 before but it was in the mid-90s and before I broke my leg in 1998, which was my real downfall into obesity. We'll see how it goes. Some time next year I figure I'll be there.

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AJW: when you get down there (10/12 or 6) Take me with you. I would love to do some back ground stuff just for fun. What a great fun, goal. I have friends in the music biz here in LA, but, you can be any size and sing back up. LOL I am starting to have fun for the first time in years. (unself-consiously) I guess that is a NSV?

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Carolyn, go here and read about how to register as Non-Union:

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AJW: when you get down there (10/12 or 6) Take me with you. I would love to do some back ground stuff just for fun. What a great fun, goal. I have friends in the music biz here in LA, but, you can be any size and sing back up. LOL I am starting to have fun for the first time in years. (unself-consiously) I guess that is a NSV?

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