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I just love how folks are living their lives these days. So often I think of the time I wasted by being sick and obese. But then I say to myself that I wouldn't be the person I am today without going through the darkness to come out into the light.

Today, my friend and I are going to Lincoln Center to see Giselle. It's one of my most favorite ballets and today, I can just enjoy it without worrying about the things that I used to think about like being able to get a cab because now I can get around town by subway just as easily as pie these days. I can walk up that beautiful staircase of the Metropolitan Opera House instead of having to take the elevator. We can stroll over to Columbus Circle after the ballet and I won't be struggling to walk.

We'll go to Mari Vanna tonight for yummy Russian food and I know I'll enjoy it without overeating. I'll walk out of that restaurant with my head held high and totally in control over choices and portions. Then when I wake up tomorrow, I won't feel horrible and guilty for once again, not being able to control myself.

Life is good. Have a great Saturday everyone and hopefully you are enjoying weather that is as spectacular as we are having here in NYC.

PS: If I get a chance, I'll take a picture of The Met and the fountain and upload it for you guys. If anyone remembers Moonstruck, that's where Cher and Nicholas Cage met up before seeing La Boheme.

YOU are doing it , you Look marvalous Darling.

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Heaven help me. I am about to go on a date. The first date in forever. I am just plain too old for this :) Happy Sunday, friends!

Well apparently someone liked what they saw a beautiful Woman, now go get em and don't be nervous just be yourself, so he or they can get the whole package.

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Well apparently someone liked what they saw a beautiful Woman, now go get em and don't be nervous just be yourself, so he or they can get the whole package.

LOL...he took me to the Lego Movie. So, I matched his geek with my Finding Bigfoot addiction. I think I may have won the geek award for the night. I'm ok with that! It was fun :)

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Loved reading about the great weekend everyone had! Dating and going out on the town what fun!!!

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So, I mentioned that my boxing gym was going to spotlight me on FB. Here is the link:

https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/TITLEBoxingClubCary

I love them. They are awesome.

Happy Monday!

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Heading out later to brunch with some gals from my old job. Still good friends with these ladies even seven years after leaving the company. It's another beautiful day here in NYC and can't wait to see them. Some of them haven't seen me since before the hip surgery and don't know that I'm off the cane...or half my size by the way...

Tomorrow, I lay low as the inmates will be running the asylum. Yes...it's Pride Day here in the West Village. The Queens and Trannys will be descending upon us at first light. It's truly an experience to be trying to go about your business as usual without staring at the half naked boys, and hairy men in drag. What a trip!

Have a great weekend all!

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Heading out later to brunch with some gals from my old job. Still good friends with these ladies even seven years after leaving the company. It's another beautiful day here in NYC and can't wait to see them. Some of them haven't seen me since before the hip surgery and don't know that I'm off the cane...or half my size by the way... Tomorrow, I lay low as the inmates will be running the asylum. Yes...it's Pride Day here in the West Village. The Queens and Trannys will be descending upon us at first light. It's truly an experience to be trying to go about your business as usual without staring at the half naked boys, and hairy men in drag. What a trip! Have a great weekend all!

I hope you had a great time. My youngest sons BFF spins at gay clubs. He is in NYC. I have seen on FB some of his friends. But then I live in MA and we have Ptiown. During July 4th they have what they call the circuit boys.

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Hi all. Summer vacation finally here for me only working 3 days a week. Bandaversary coming up can't believe it's been a year a great amazing life changing year. I have a check up on that day with my surgeon and go for a MBS to make sure my band is whee it should be that's his policy. Kinda excited to see my band lol I'm a need I like the video MBS I guess it's an occupational hazard as a speech/feeding therapist lol. Hosting a BBQ fir the 4th super excited it's like an anniversary party !!! I wanted to throw one last July 4 but 3 day op it wasn't an option for me. This year it will be complete with Protein shakes just for good measure lol.

Completed another 5k obstacle course and can I say it was easier than the Spartan race !! Never thought those words would come out of my mouth. And when I reviewed the pics. I looked like such a normal size person and I think I'm finally seeing it in my everyday life. Although I do see plastic surgery in my future summer project research surgeons and prices.

After relaxing poolside for a few hours post race I went shopping and bought some shirts and even a dress in a drum roll please a MEDIUM !!! Now my pants size is still a 12 dam thighs but I'm working at it I will get into a dam single digit pants size.

Again thank you all for inspiring and encouraging me here . This is my happy safe place when things are crazy good and bad . Hope I can get my older brother to join this site and get the band. I don't want to push him cause he is stubborn and will do the opposite for spite but I pray he realizes how with the work it's a healthy life hanging event.

Geez that post is all over the place lol

Have a awesome Sunday

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Hi all. Summer vacation finally here for me only working 3 days a week. Bandaversary coming up can't believe it's been a year a great amazing life changing year. I have a check up on that day with my surgeon and go for a MBS to make sure my band is whee it should be that's his policy. Kinda excited to see my band lol I'm a need I like the video MBS I guess it's an occupational hazard as a speech/feeding therapist lol. Hosting a BBQ fir the 4th super excited it's like an anniversary party !!! I wanted to throw one last July 4 but 3 day op it wasn't an option for me. This year it will be complete with Protein shakes just for good measure lol.

Completed another 5k obstacle course and can I say it was easier than the Spartan race !! Never thought those words would come out of my mouth. And when I reviewed the pics. I looked like such a normal size person and I think I'm finally seeing it in my everyday life. Although I do see plastic surgery in my future summer project research surgeons and prices.

After relaxing poolside for a few hours post race I went shopping and bought some shirts and even a dress in a drum roll please a MEDIUM !!! Now my pants size is still a 12 dam thighs but I'm working at it I will get into a dam single digit pants size.

Again thank you all for inspiring and encouraging me here . This is my happy safe place when things are crazy good and bad . Hope I can get my older brother to join this site and get the band. I don't want to push him cause he is stubborn and will do the opposite for spite but I pray he realizes how with the work it's a healthy life hanging event.

Geez that post is all over the place lol

Have a awesome Sunday

Sounds wonderful, and so happy to wish you a happy bandaversary! Sounds like your 4th of July party will be fantastic and a real coming out party!

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Okay, I am a little upset, and ready to disappear for a while. A newby said she was super hungry but could feal full drinking her Water. I suggested that she had "head hunger". Other newbys and she said "well we know head hunger and its not". So, I will keep my mouth shut and go silent for awhile. Later folks. Karen

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Okay, I am a little upset, and ready to disappear for a while. A newby said she was super hungry but could feal full drinking her Water. I suggested that she had "head hunger". Other newbys and she said "well we know head hunger and its not". So, I will keep my mouth shut and go silent for awhile. Later folks. Karen

Karen...don't let them chase you off this forum. You know alot more than they do and I'd remind the newbies that their inexperience is why they are on the forum to begin with.

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Okay, I am a little upset, and ready to disappear for a while. A newby said she was super hungry but could feal full drinking her Water. I suggested that she had "head hunger". Other newbys and she said "well we know head hunger and its not". So, I will keep my mouth shut and go silent for awhile. Later folks. Karen

Don't worry about that , you were just trying to help , do what you are doing & keep up with us , because you know what you have accomplished , so let it roll of your back .

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Karen, you help me every time I read something you've posted. But I totally get the going silent for a while.......

In other news, it's our wedding anniversary weekend and I'm feeling great. We are in Boston for a couple of days. It's hot and so much fun to be on the waterfront and feeling good in my little Capri pants and top. I have a long way to go but right where I am I'm feeling "normal" -- not fat. I feel healthy and good things are happening wherever we go. Eating-wise I've still not caught on to just how little I have to order, so tonight a picnic from the leftover lunch we had and maybe a Greek yogurt and nuts later. Tomorrow another fancy lunch place and probably a lot more leftovers. So wonderful to "be" in a restaurant, really present and not just eating, eating, eating. I'm enjoying my food and stopping. Hotel upgraded us to a suite and sent up champagne and chocolate covered strawberries. I stick with flat wine -- my Proseco days are over -- but a couple of those strawberries oh my goodness. Then stopping. Satiated. It is delightful to have this kind of lifestyle.

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