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I'm so happy I found this thread. All of your stories are so wonderful. When I began this process back in September 2013, I made a list called "I Will...". I've been adding to it and it includes many of the things you have posted here as NSVs. Those are my goals and the reasons I started the LapBand process. I'm now 9 days post op, still on liquids for five more weeks, no fill yet, and here is what I have as NSVs so far:

I walk every day on the treadmill and add a minute per day. I'm up to 21 minutes at 3mph no incline. I'm starting to look forward to it more than dreading it. I'm over a mile already.

I have more energy and although this was my first Saturday I could have slept in in weeks, I got out of bed early with a spring in my step.

I found MyFitnessPal.com and I watch my intake much better now and look forward to recording my exercise.

I drink a lot of Water and prefer plain water to flavored water.< /p>

My breath smells better. I honestly thought it would go the other way from such a strict diet and higher Protein, but hey. I'll take it.

I'm eager to get outside and socialize.

I'm not SO TIRED all the time.

My back and knees are not hurting from daily existence. I'm off NSAIDs for several months and Tylenol is controlling my arthritis pain pretty well for now.

My husband, the WLS skeptic, pointed out last night that the chunk of weight loss I've had since February can't be from the March 13 band since I have no fill. I pointed out that it's a process, of which this is a first step, in discipline and lifetime habit changing, and that the band will always and forever only be a tool in the toolbox. The lifetime work still has to come from me. (A week ago, the night before my surgery, he referred to LapBand as the easy fix.) The NSV here is that I don't give a flying fig what he thinks, but it's nice to prove a skeptic wrong, and see his expression when I come up from the basement sweaty each day from my workout.

Keep posting, everyone. You inspire me daily.

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Omg I just bought size 12 stretch jeans and size 14 regular jeans. Walked Into the loft and white house black market and felt like I belonged!!! And I do I can wear their clothes and they fit they really really fit!!!!! Can't wait to clean out my closet again realizing I have more old me clothes that need to go all they do is take space. Have a few key pieces to remember where I came from but they are about to get backed away. Spring cleaning this year has a whole new meaning!!! Gasp me and my bestie are shopping at the sane stores picking up the same sizes. This has never ever happened in the 25 years I have known her this day was amazing

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I got a pixie cut last night. My hair hasn't been this short since I was seven years old. I love it! It looks so good and the only reason I can wear such short hair is because my face is thin and my head is in proportion to my body. I can't wait to show it off to my family/friends. So far, only the doorman and porter in my building have seen it and they both think it looks wonderful. I also know that I pay their salaries so I'm not sure how honest they are being..LOL.

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I got a pixie cut last night. My hair hasn't been this short since I was seven years old. I love it! It looks so good and the only reason I can wear such short hair is because my face is thin and my head is in proportion to my body. I can't wait to show it off to my family/friends. So far, only the doorman and porter in my building have seen it and they both think it looks wonderful. I also know that I pay their salaries so I'm not sure how honest they are being..LOL.

Go you !!!im dying to cut my hair short but so afraid and my hairdresser constantly talks me out of it !!!!

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Go you !!!im dying to cut my hair short but so afraid and my hairdresser constantly talks me out of it !!!!

See...it was my hairdresser who once I brought it up, thought it was a great idea and he assured me it would look good. Why doesn't your hairdresser want to shorten your hair?

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Hi. I still think of all of you. I miss you! School is killing me. But I love it too. Anyhoo, I got my very first "cat call" and it wasn't from my husband. And it felt kinda nice.

I also got another thing like that too. I went to pick up my son, and while waiting, this guy kept coming into the room, and it wasn't to talk to the kids. It made me feel kinda sexy, though I don't know how to do that anymore. Besides, I'm very happily married.

Definety, a mood and moral booster! Yay. :D

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See...it was my hairdresser who once I brought it up, thought it was a great idea and he assured me it would look good. Why doesn't your hairdresser want to shorten your hair?

She says I will hate it but I figure it will grow. I think I'm going to go for it in the summer ! My hair has always been thin and I think a shorter cup works like nice. I love the good morning America co anker 'a cut I think her name is Amy love the cut n color and think with a tan it will be great we will see. I always talk about finding a new hairdresser then I get scared

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See...it was my hairdresser who once I brought it up, thought it was a great idea and he assured me it would look good. Why doesn't your hairdresser want to shorten your hair?

She says I will hate it but I figure it will grow. I think I'm going to go for it in the summer ! My hair has always been thin and I think a shorter cup works like nice. I love the good morning America co anker 'a cut I think her name is Amy love the cut n color and think with a tan it will be great we will see. I always talk about finding a new hairdresser then I get scared

well the good thing is that if you don't like it, it will grow back.

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I got a pixie cut last night. My hair hasn't been this short since I was seven years old. I love it! It looks so good and the only reason I can wear such short hair is because my face is thin and my head is in proportion to my body. I can't wait to show it off to my family/friends. So far, only the doorman and porter in my building have seen it and they both think it looks wonderful. I also know that I pay their salaries so I'm not sure how honest they are being..LOL.

Here's a picture of me and my new cut.

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Here's a picture of me and my new cut.

Love your smile and hair.

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Here's a picture of me and my new cut.

Love your smile and hair.< /p>

aww...thanks Arlene.

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I wanted some easy dresses for this spring & summer, so I went to Dress Barn. I grabbed some 16, 14, & 12s. The 16 & 14 were too big! The 12 fit perfectly. But, it gets better - I loved this dress and it wasn't in my size, the largest one they had was a 10. It was a little tight, but I got it over my head & technically it fit. I didn't push my luck & I bought the 12. But darn it - I put a 10 on!

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I wanted some easy dresses for this spring & summer, so I went to Dress Barn. I grabbed some 16, 14, & 12s. The 16 & 14 were too big! The 12 fit perfectly. But, it gets better - I loved this dress and it wasn't in my size, the largest one they had was a 10. It was a little tight, but I got it over my head & technically it fit. I didn't push my luck & I bought the 12. But darn it - I put a 10 on!

I did that intentionally with a pair of jeans I wanted. Put them on and was almost able to button them and bought them anyway. They became my Saturday Try-on pants. I can wear them now. My daughter told me they made my but look cute. I haven't heard that in ages.

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Love these NSVs! I posted this already but yesterday I got new jeans and I'm down from an 18 to a 12 in the same old brand. Yippee! Went to a birthday party last night and saw a couple of people who haven't seen me slowly shrinking. Fuss was made and I felt uncomfortable (very few people know about my band) but another part of me felt like it must all be real if others are noticing like that.

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Love these NSVs! I posted this already but yesterday I got new jeans and I'm down from an 18 to a 12 in the same old brand. Yippee! Went to a birthday party last night and saw a couple of people who haven't seen me slowly shrinking. Fuss was made and I felt uncomfortable (very few people know about my band) but another part of me felt like it must all be real if others are noticing like that.

I agree. I was informed by someone I don't see very often that I looked good and she observed my wt loss. Her question "wow, you've lost wt, haven't you?

My response. "A little". Made me feel great, though I didn't like the public fuss. I'm embracing it more. I think my brain is catching up.

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