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This week some friends from a previous job posted a picture that we all took together 3 years ago (9months before I had bypass). I am the one with dark hair o the right side hiding behind the guy with the santa hat and the lady with the reindeer antlers.

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I was at my heaviest which was 315 lbs and barely able to work any longer. When my husband saw this post, he too said I never saw you were that big. It was quite shocking when I shared the photo with my family members.

I have not seen these folks in about 2.5 years and many of them have no idea that I lost all of my weight. A few are on Facebook and have seen my cover photo. Of course when they did many reached out, some with lots of questions.

Anyway, I thought I would share my now picture.....In 3 weeks I am having plastics to deal with loose skin. I am having a complete abdominalplasty with muscle repair, a breast lift with augmentation. I am looking forward to when the swelling will go down and I can repost after pictures then.

For now, here is an after picture.

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Nothing personal...and I mean this in the best way possible so I hope I don't insult you but you are unrecognizable. I say that as someone who is also unrecognizable from how I looked pre surgery...and glad of it.

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@@gowalking

No offense taken whatsoever. I have seriously walked into a room full of people who know me and they did not know me. I had to tell them who I was so i get it.

I have learned to have my husband with me these days because if he is with me, they sometimes make the connection. Even then, he has had someone pull him aside and ask where his wife is. LOL.

I am ok with it.

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I don't stand in front of cameras very often, when I do see a picture of me, I think "who is that fat woman?". I am looking forward to seeing pics of me now (I still don't stand in front of the camera often) and thinking "yeah, that's me" since I obviously don't recognize myself heavy, I'm hoping I recognize myself again when I look the way I do in my head again. LOL.

But seriously, you look fantastic!!

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@@Djmohr Holy moly... batgirl... you look amazing. and might i say you look younger in the recent picture than your profile pic.... I'm going to tell you what i was told recently..... Your doing a "benjamin button".....

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@@bayougirlmrsc

Thanks so much! I am actually terrible at updating my pictures. That one in my before and after pics is over a year old already.

I did update my profile picture today, mostly because I look a lot different than the one I had posted.

I am still not good about having my pictures taken.

I had to go peek at your before and after pics as well. First, you were very beautiful even before your transformation. After...vavavoom! You look fabulous!

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@@Djmohr Yes i see your new profile pic... better and so young... loving the new you... I bet people pass you by on the street and not recognize you.... Like you said to me.... pretty before... now... wow mama

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@@Djmohr

I love this post and I adore you! Even though we basically had our surgeries at the same time, I've always looked up to you for your great, no nonsense but kind advice. I am also so very proud of how far you've come and how much you've overcome! You're my hero :)

PS

You look FABULOUS!!

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@@Babbs

Right back at you! I absolutely love how straight forward and honest you are and always look for your posts. I am usually sitting here yelling at my laptop "you tell em Babbs!"

On top of that you are one hot tamale! I still love that sassy haircut!

I have been growing mine out but it's annoying me so I am thinking of going short again. Leave it to us women, we can never make up our minds.... Ha

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@Djmohr,

You look amazing!!!


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