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I can finally say I can fly without an extension for my seatbelt. Plus I have 6 inches of excess strap. This is a big thing for me because I fly a lot.

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Woohoooo thats wonderful!! I have had to ask for an extension at times and I always found it humiliating so you must feel fantastic.

Well done :D

Hugs

Kate

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Well I typically would bring my own, but southwest has its own unique extension so when I would fly them I would have to ask.

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fly without an extension for my seatbelt.

@hikergirl14 61

wonderful feeling :)

you've lost 61 lbs :)

don't look at me, i didn't take them :lol:

kathy

congrats

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WOW! those seat belt extensions! I traveled for 25 years and took my own most of the time, but had some fun with them over the years. On a flight to Seattle, the guy next to me said "Well you are big but there was a guy next to me last flight that was so fat he needed a seat belt extension". Me, of course just rang the call button an asked the flight attendant for a seat belt extension! I use them as way to practice self love -- when I needed one I would push the call button and when the flight attendant looked my way I would just put my hands up and make the seat belt connection motion.... instead of hiding the fact that I needed one. BUT, it will be great to not have to use one....and that time is soon. Great work!

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@@proudgrammy

"you've lost 61 lbs :)

don't look at me, i didn't take them :lol:"

That made me laugh!

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that made me laugh!

@

glad i gave you a good chuckle for the day :)

laughter is always a good thing :)

helps on your/our journey :rolleyes:

good luck next month with your sleeve surgery

speedy recovery :)

kathy

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I'm still pre-op, I have my surgery next Monday, but its the little things like this that make me totally look forward to it :) Congrats.

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I know right! I always felt humiliated when I would have to ask. I traveled for work and was usually sitting with a co-worker. Ugh!

Every time I fly I secretly smile when I clip that belt and have another 10 inches or so left!

Way to go! There will be many more cool things that happen.

Saturday I had to go to the er for something unrelated and since losing all this weight my tailbone hurts so bad that if I sit on something without a lot of padding, it is very painful. Well I was in there for several hours on one of their gurneys and finally sat on the bed like a child "Indian Stlye". I was sitting like that for about 30 minutes and my husband looked at me and said look how you are sitting. I smiled like a Cheshire Cat and said, yes I know I have not been able to sit like this for 30 years!

But my tailbone felt better! I was proud of me!

Good luck on your journey!

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Congratulations, that's great!!!!!

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Must be an awesome feeling!!! My aha moment that lead me to pursuing weightloss surgery was boarding a plane this past May and not being able to fasten my seatbelt. I fly about once a month for work and had never had to ask for an extender. I thought about trying to hide my unfastened seatbelt under my shirt but finally broke down and asked for the extender. I cried the entire 4 hour flight home and made a promise to myself that I would turn my life around! Can't wait until I have extra room in the belt!!!

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@@BrownEyedTxGirl that was the straw that broke my camel's back too! It was awful for me having to ask for a seat belt extender last time I flew. I will be flying early September and hoping i will have lost enough weight to no longer need one. Wish me luck!

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@@zonetracy My next flight will be September 30th. I haven't had my surgery yet but looks like it will be the first or second week in August. Hoping I loose enough weight by then!

Can't wait to hear how much slack you have in that belt come September :)

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Woohoo!! Congrats! This is one of the biggest NSV's I am looking forward to! That and being able to put the airplane seats all the way down without bruising my darn thighs and hips!

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fly without an extension for my seatbelt.

@hikergirl14 61

wonderful feeling :)

you've lost 61 lbs :)

don't look at me, i didn't take them :lol:

kathy

congrats

Lol. Made my day

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