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When your thighs don't rub together when you walk!!!! WOOTWOOTWOOT! I noticed that today and I was like...there is something wrong with my legs. I had to laugh when I realized it was just that my legs weren't rubbing together like they usually do. I don't mind having that wrong with me! =)

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When you can wear sandals with buckles because you can reach your ankles.

You can cross your legs.

People call you skinny. What? Me? Thank you.

You get that short sassy haircut previously mentioned (but bc your hair is falling out)

When you can put on clothes you wore a decade ago, but then realize you can't wear them. Not because they don't fit, but because your sense of style has changed so much!

Your sisters are jealous because now you are the "thin one."

You are sad to see your fat clothes go because you really liked that shirt!

By the time you get your sweater/pants back from the dry cleaners they don't even fit anymore!

You put clothes in the donation bin every 2 weeks bc you are shrinking so fast.

You don't snore anymore and you don't need that cpap!

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You have the confidence to do daring things. Like consider starting your own business!

You aren't afraid to have your picture taken.

You love the scale now.

Instead of looking in the mirror and thinking bad things, you are like, "wow, I'm doing good!"

food is an afterthought, not something you are obsessed with. Well, maybe a little obsessed with Protein now.

When you go to a restaurant and eat so little it confused the waitress. She asks if everything is okay with your meal and you tell her it was delicious and she looks at you like you didn't even hardly eat anything.

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You actually weigh LESS than what your driver's license says.

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I haven't read all the above responses, but I'll add "When you see a newly-slim celeb and your first thought is 'I wonder if they had WLS'?"

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You actually weigh LESS than what your driver's license says.

Yes! And you don't even care!!!!

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When you can zip up a pair of pants whose size you haven't seen in years & know soon those will be too big too!

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You roll over in bed and feel somthing hard jabbing you in your side and realize.... it's your ribs!!! Or you sit down in the car and feel your tail bone sliding along the seat fabric. :o

Omg, yes! I can feel hip and rib bones. It is a weird feeling but I a ready to feel more !

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Omg, yes! I can feel hip and rib bones. It is a weird feeling but I a ready to feel more !

I feel bony in different areas too and it is so weird!

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When you go shopping, and have to keep getting smaller sizes brought to the fitting room... I went shopping today and started out trying on size 12 jeans. Ended up in a pair of size 8's that fit like a glove. Hello vanity sizing!

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@@butterfyeffect -- love it! I have a selfie of me in a dressing room in a size 6 that I immediately texted to my daughter!

You know you've had weight loss surgery when you drop 62 pounds in 4 months and look forward to dressing up in Halloween costumes now:

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Wow!!!! Great picture. Congratulations !!!

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You know you've had WLS when....

...You've listened to people b***h at you your whole life about howfat and unhealthy you are. To now about how concerned they are that you've gotten so skinny and you should be monitored by a Doctor to make sure there's not a problem. :angry: :angry:

sorry I should've posted this in the rant & raves forum....

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When those size 18 pants I bought back in Sept are too big and the 16s I wear are getting too big. :)

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You know you've had WLS when....

...You've listened to people b***h at you your whole life about howfat and unhealthy you are. To now about how concerned they are that you've gotten so skinny and you should be monitored by a Doctor to make sure there's not a problem. :angry: :angry:

sorry I should've posted this in the rant & raves forum....

Same here! Its like they just cant help themselves.

I say ignore them!

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