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Went to Ross on my lunch break! Bought 4 cut dresses for work...SCORE!!!! :D

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Donated 3 large bags of clothing to a woman's shelter this weekend. It was hard to part with them but totally necessary!!!

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Feeling really cute today! :D

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Does anyone else dislike being called skinny or thin? I just just just got my BMI down to 29, from obese to the very highest "overweight". I accept the compliments, and I'm grateful since people mean well. But skinny? I'm not. I don't know why it gets under my skin so much.

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Does anyone else dislike being called skinny or thin? I just just just got my BMI down to 29, from obese to the very highest "overweight". I accept the compliments, and I'm grateful since people mean well. But skinny? I'm not. I don't know why it gets under my skin so much.

I know what you mean. I appreciate compliments BUT I know I still have a long way to go so it feels patronizing when people say 'skinny Minnie'. I'm far from 'skinny'.

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I know what you mean. I appreciate compliments BUT I know I still have a long way to go so it feels patronizing when people say 'skinny Minnie'. I'm far from 'skinny'.

That's it! It feels patronizing. I know that's not the intention. Also, if this is so "skinny" to them, how freaking huge did they see me before?

I never in my wildest dreams thought I'd sympathize with skinny girls who found the term offensive. I'm sure I'll hear it a lot more when I've reached my goal (140ish and I'm 5'6.5"). My BMI will be smack in the middle of normal..

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Well as my ex so clumsily pointed out when I got down to about 28 or 29 BMI that I was relatively small cuz everyone else has gotten so fat in the meantime. Some truth there.

I weigh in the low 140s now and I definitely get the "too skinny" thing but I am not. I think i am just right .

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Claw foot tub full of bubbles and a body that fits in it! What a country!!!

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I just want to dance hip hop.

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Can't stop number crunching. My short term goal is to hit the nice and pretty 100lbs lost mark at my 6 month followup, which is scheduled at exactly 6 months. June 10th. So if I'm 176 now, and I need to get to 168 by June 10th, that means I need to average -.6lbs/day. I do this math daily. Ah!!

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Why do we drive on parkway's and park on driveway's?

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Can't stop number crunching. My short term goal is to hit the nice and pretty 100lbs lost mark at my 6 month followup, which is scheduled at exactly 6 months. June 10th. So if I'm 176 now, and I need to get to 168 by June 10th, that means I need to average -.6lbs/day. I do this math daily. Ah!!

You're doing a great job Ava324!!!

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I'm so worried about my friend. :( I hope she can lose the weight and become more mobile.

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I'm an avid thrift store shopper, especially since I've been going through sizes so quickly. My local Goodwill has a Plus Size rack, which made shopping so convenient before. That's the only place I looked. Now that I can shop in the "regular" sections, I see that there are tons of plus size items wrongly mixed in. Ugh! Can't believe I was missing out on so much.

When I come across these items, I pull them and re-hang them in the plus size section. Gotta look out for each other.

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Can't stop number crunching. My short term goal is to hit the nice and pretty 100lbs lost mark at my 6 month followup, which is scheduled at exactly 6 months. June 10th. So if I'm 176 now, and I need to get to 168 by June 10th, that means I need to average -.6lbs/day. I do this math daily. Ah!!

You're doing a great job Ava324!!!

Oops, sorry I missed this. Thanks! I officially hit the 100 mark yesterday, and I'm freaking thrilled. So what if it was at 6.5 months, not 6 months exactly. :)

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      I am OFFICIALLY SLEEVED! (surgery was Dec 9th, 2019)
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    • Arabesque

      Today I said I’m an XS or size 8 (Aust) at a clothing store. I never thought I’d say those words and say them with confidence. And when I commented a dress was too big on me I was told it was the smallest size. As was the belt I wanted. 
       
      I tried on a slim fitting singlet dress yesterday & was shocked to realise the lumpy bits on the dress were my hip bones. I have an hour glass shape so I always had hips but never ones that stuck out on the front of my body! 

      I’ve been a size 10 before - for about 5 minutes. While I am now confident about saying I’m an 8, clothes shopping is all still a bit freaky for me. It’s not that I’m focussed on the size on the label. I’m well aware the cut/line of the clothes and the designer’s style will dictate what size I need or if it will suit my body shape. The size is the starting point & it’s starting at an 8/XS/38 which is a big mind set change. It’s thinking a pair of pants will be too small & discovering they are almost too big. 

      While I’m still coming to terms with my actual new body shape and size, I’m very happy to be in this new reality. 
       
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      1. ms.sss

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        I have fond (and not-so-fond, lol) memories of the weather there this time of year. It it crazy hot yet?

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    • Arabesque

      This morning I had an abdominal ultra sound because apparently my cholesterol keeps rising.
      I don’t get it. My cholesterol was always fine & now when I eat less of everything & have lost weight it starts to go up.

      My intake of fats & oils has decreased (not that I was a big fried food person before anyway) & not just because I eat way less. Always cut the fat of meats, still don’t eat bacon, use spray olive oil instead of regular oil. Even the tub of butter in my fridge has been there since before May. Lol.
      I just don’t get it? Is it because I don’t eat anywhere near the amount of vegetables I ate before? It surely can’t be because I eat a piece of cheese every day which I didn’t before? Are all my hormones screwed up? 
      Sigh! 
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      1. Krestel

        Cholesterol seems to be odd that way. I've got a suuuuper skinny brother-in-law who has sky high cholesterol. So don't let the whole "overweight" thing fool you. They seem to find it in people who have the genetic predispositions for it nowadays it seems. Our bodies are really still a mystery of how they react to certain changes. Just keep at it and keep talking to your doctor. Who knows, you could be a medical mystery?!? Embrace the challenge.

        https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/cholesterol/about-cholesterol/common-misconceptions-about-cholesterol

        Think of it this way, you now have an excuse to try ostrich meat! http://safariostrich.co.za/2016/06/ostrich-meat-benefits/

        PS. Gah hormones!

      2. Arabesque

        My dietician thinks it may be the regulatory hormones too & that my liver & gall could be having a freak out from the weight loss. It may be causing my low BP too. Hopefully the abdominal ultra sound will show something when I get the results.
        My maternal grandmother had issues which developed in her 70s but she’s the only one. No heart probs, no cholesterol worries in any one else (incl 13 aunts & uncles & my parents) - cancer seems to be our worry - sad face. And they still live into the 80s & 90s.
        Just strange that for 53 yrs my levels have been normal & 6months of weight loss & it’s now high.
        Don’t know about eating ostrich though that could just be burying my head in the sand - tee hee hee.

      3. Arabesque

        PS - My menopausal symptoms are still MRI. Even with a 42.5 degree day (108F) last Friday not a twinge of a hot flush. Best non scale victory ever. Guess you win some hormonal battles but lose others.

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