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So I thought this would be an interesting topic, especially for the pre-ops. What have you learned to love since WLS?

I've learned to love:

- Apple with Peanut Butter (I never understood the pair before, but serves as a decent replacement for PB & J sandwich)

- Spaghetti w/out the noodles (I add a tablespoon of ricotta and mozzarella)

- Burger without the bun, or a sandwich without bread. (Tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers etc take their place)

- Running, never thought I'd run voluntarily but I do.

So what have you learned to love?

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Ordering off the kids menu. I felt really silly doing it the first time, but then I realized sometimes you get a toy! Hell yeah!

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I love walking just for the sake of getting outside. It's no longer a sweaty, outdoor punishment for past over indulgences.

I love mud runs even though I don't like getting dirty.

I love climbing trees. (At my age!?!?)

I love slipping on a pair of skinny jeans and tall boots (BASIC!!) and buttoning them easily.

I love being able to eat just one... or a half of one!!

There's nothing NOT to love!

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Zucchini noodles!

I was a Pasta fanatic pre surgery. I couldn't imagine not having it. But the "Zoodles" have been an amazing substitute!

I also hated green Beans. Now post surgery, I love them! Yay!

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I love that I rediscovered that I don't live to eat. I eat to live.

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Definitely water! I used to hate it before and now it's pretty much all I drink.

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Myself.. I no longer try to hide dressed in black.

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@@Babbs You should try edamame spaghetti. I was a Pasta person too, and I have also done the zucchini thing and spaghetti squash, but this stuff is pasta! (Okay, it's almost pasta! :P ) I put an Amazon link below, but I get it at costco for nearly half the Amazon price.

http://www.amazon.com/Organic-Edamame-Spaghetti-lbs-907g/dp/B00TCUM7X2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1447608092&sr=8-1&keywords=edamame+spaghetti&pebp=1447608095665&perid=0XM3FAF3M6G055HZDGXF

Sorry to interrupt, please return to the original topic. I just get excited about sharing the Pasta love!

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I love living life. I'm able to do so many more things that I could not do Pre-op. I'm up for trying anything. I have to laugh at myself for making up for lost time.

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- Clothes shopping. Almost nobody makes really cute, affordable clothes in 3x

- Eating the same things regularly. I used to get so bored but now I like knowing I can depend on certain foods to make up my macros and get me the nutrients I need to feel energized.

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I love fitting into my old pants that were WAY to tight!

I love zumba!

I love trying all kinds of new healthy recipes!

I love feeling good about myself!

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Pink grapefruit sections! Who knew?

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Myself in the mirror- side view

Picking out clothes tomwear from my closet-- ones that havent fit in a long while

Running- training for a 5k

Life- looking forward to every day

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