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I love this thread!! I almost didn't get back into the USA from Japan because the customs officer didn't believe my passport was mine, nor my drivers license!!! The Japanese just glanced at it and did the retina test...no problems there. But sure had a hard time in San Francisco. I'll get a new passport pic before I ever travel again!! And DL is up for renewal in Feb. I just started a new job, so the badge is a wonderful pic of me!!

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Everyone at work keeps telling me my work ID doesn't even look like me since I have lost over 100 lbs. I am going to keep it so it reminds me of where I have been. I just renewed my license on line.. In 2 years I will have to go to DMV to get a new picture. I will wait until then.

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At the risk of 'dating' myself here, I will say that my old license was one that was "good" for 10 years (now they expire every 5??) So I had no plans to get a new one until it expired in Jan. of this year. So for 2 good years I did not look much like the person in my old photo. I would get double-takes a lot and only one guy said something to me...I just brushed it off and said that photo is almost 10 years old.

The other new thing from the DMV here is you don't get to walk out with your new license...what? I had to wait 10 days for them to "mail" it to me and they gave me a temporary license that was just a piece of paper. Crazy!

Oh and I did get to keep my old one, they just put a hole punch through it and handed it back to me. Good reminder of where I never want to be again!

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The other new thing from the DMV here is you don't get to walk out with your new license...what? I had to wait 10 days for them to "mail" it to me and they gave me a temporary license that was just a piece of paper. Crazy!

That's what they've always done in Texas.....mail it to you at their convenience.

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I was sleeved on 8/19 and my license expires in November. Even though I could have renewed it several months before the expiration date, I plan on going on the last day possible (I will be nearly 3 months post op at that time). I can't wait to see my progress by then!

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I did get to keep my old one. Good reminder of where I never want to be again!

i went to get a new license post goal

my old license wasn't gonna expire for 3 more years

I'm no longer camera shy - wanted a new picture of the new me ;)

i had to pay extra to get it renewed early :wacko:

DH isn't here, i don't know how to post pics :(

but trust me, i am proudly smiling :)

look cute as a button :wub: :lol:

kathy

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That's what they've always done in Texas.....mail it to you at their convenience.

Yeah well, 10 years ago that was the ONLY consolation prize for waiting 3 hours for your "turn" at the window, was you walked away with your new shiny license right then and there. Pffft. This mailing business, what a waste, why could they give you an "instant" license 10 years ago but now they have to go through the trouble of printing you a temporary, then waste more time and money doing the mailing deal? Gah! The only thing that would be good about the new way is if they are doing a record check or something like that during those 10 days...

i went to get a new license post goal

my old license wasn't gonna expire for 3 more years

I'm no longer camera shy - wanted a new picture of the new me ;)

i had to pay extra to get it renewed early :wacko:

DH isn't here, i don't know how to post pics :(

but trust me, i am proudly smiling :)

look cute as a button :wub: :lol:

kathy

I BET YOU ARE CUTE AS A BUTTON! :D

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Just last week I was at the VA clinic changing my last name (was married 20 mths ago and just now getting to it - it's the very last place I hafta change it). Had to take a new pic for my health ID card. Wow. What a difference. And the last one was after an almost 75 lbs loss after my lapband. I wish I woulda kept me original card, 248 lbs. The pic is still on the main computer and I hear "Wow" everytime someone looks it up.

I now tell the truth on the weight part of my drivers license. First time ever. Lied about it on my 1st license at 16 and since. Wonder how many people are actually the weight their license says they r?

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Yeah well' date=' 10 years ago that was the ONLY consolation prize for waiting 3 hours for your "turn" at the window, was you walked away with your new shiny license right then and there. Pffft. This mailing business, what a waste, why could they give you an "instant" license 10 years ago but now they have to go through the trouble of printing you a temporary, then waste more time and money doing the mailing deal? Gah! The only thing that would be good about the new way is if they are doing a record check or something like that during those 10 days...

I BET YOU ARE CUTE AS A BUTTON! :D[/quote']

Any pawn shop that sells guns can do a background check while you wait. You'd think the DMV could. The reason it takes so long is they have to install the tracking microchip.....shhhhh.

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Marfar7

You just made me think of the weight on the card!

Ok even though I was upset when it took that picture it didn't stop me from lying about my weight!! Just looked sure enough, it says 170!

Damn according to that license I've only lost 13 pounds :P

I'm screwed!

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I was thinking about this very topic a week ago when someone looked at my DL and could not believe it was me. For one I was at my peak weight 85 pounds ago, also a disproportional amount came off my face and now I have a beard. I would not recognize myself. i will have to see if they will let me change the picture because I have over 4 years to go before it runs out.

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Any pawn shop that sells guns can do a background check while you wait. You'd think the DMV could. The reason it takes so long is they have to install the tracking microchip.....shhhhh.

Oh yeah I forgot about the tracking microchip, oh well, NOW it makes perfect sense. LOL! :P

So in Texas did your old one last 10 years or what is the deal on that? Not that I'm complaining but well, it IS a good moneymaker if you have to haul people in every 5 years instead of every 10...

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The lady when I changed my last name said whats your weight honey- I think it's a bit high (oh thank you sweet DMV lady)! I had it at 185(a good 60 plus pounds low). I got to tell her 150 and she laughed and said I would have never guessed that high! Oh you sweet sweet soul!

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Thank goodness Texas doesn't require weight on the license. But when I was a kid my mom got pulled over and while the cop was asking her questions and writing the ticket, he asked her for her weight. When she later realized that information was no where on the ticket, she was pissed. She went to court and called that cop to the stand and read him the riot act. You had to know my mom....she was a cross between Courtney Love and Al Pacino....only less subtle. In the end the judge gave her a $50 fine and made the cop apologize.

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Thank goodness Texas doesn't require weight on the license. But when I was a kid my mom got pulled over and while the cop was asking her questions and writing the ticket' date=' he asked her for her weight. When she later realized that information was no where on the ticket, she was pissed. She went to court and called that cop to the stand and read him the riot act. You had to know my mom....she was a cross between Courtney Love and Al Pacino....only less subtle. In the end the judge gave her a 50 fine and made the cop apologize.[/quote']

That is amazing! My weight isn't on my license (thankfully- although honestly I wouldn't care too much anymore), but they do store it in the computer and ask! They even asked my little brother when I took him to get his last week. Gotta love it!

And how have I missed for a year that you are a fellow Texan???

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