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You look amazing! I am less than 3 weeks out so I have a long way to go. I'm a little worried I will never eat again. Will I ever be able to have a slice of pizza? A beer? Tortilla chips and salsa with a margarita? 😢 Did I throw away my whole life for vanity? I was in the 170s two years ago so I have not been extremely overweight very long. I was miserable in the 170s and 160s. But, I was 248 at my surgery (HW.). In less than 3 weeks I am 221 so I know that's good but it doesn't feel good. 130 would feel good

Can an I ask how you don't have any scars in the bathing suit photo? I just assumed showing my stomach was over because of the scars. I'm 49. I am hoping I won't need plastic surgery for skin removal. The $ is not really possible.

Im trying to get inspired but struggling to feel good about this.

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You look amazing! I am less than 3 weeks out so I have a long way to go. I'm a little worried I will never eat again. Will I ever be able to have a slice of pizza? A beer? Tortilla chips and salsa with a margarita? [emoji22] Did I throw away my whole life for vanity? I was in the 170s two years ago so I have not been extremely overweight very long. I was miserable in the 170s and 160s. But, I was 248 at my surgery (HW.). In less than 3 weeks I am 221 so I know that's good but it doesn't feel good. 130 would feel good
Can an I ask how you don't have any scars in the bathing suit photo? I just assumed showing my stomach was over because of the scars. I'm 49. I am hoping I won't need plastic surgery for skin removal. The $ is not really possible.

Im trying to get inspired but struggling to feel good about this.



Hang in there Arielle and stick to the plan. I so remember feeling exactly as you're feeling now. Let me assure you...yes you will be able to eat all those things again. And better yet, since you'll be satisfied and full after a very small portion you won't even have to feel guilty about!!!! I can't tell you now freeing that feels. Guilt free pizza tastes sooooo much better!!!!

Showing your tummy days are not over!!!! Those (assumed) laparoscopic scares will fade to nothing. But, full disclosure, I did have a lower body lift that got ride of a couple completely. I do still have a few you just can't see them as they have faded. If you go back and look at some of my old posts you'll see how much extra skin I had. Many of my friends said I didn't need plastics as I hid it well but the skin for me created rashes and chaffing when I worked out. For what it's worth my PS was covered by insurance, because my doctors help explain why it was medically necessary....so if out of pocket isn't in the books. Know 1 you may not need it & 2 if you do your primary care, Dermatoligist & weight loss surgeon might be able to help. Working out throughout your losing phase will help minimize the need for plastics.

Hope all that helps. Try to enjoy this. I swear losing is more fun then maintaining so try to enjoy your success along the way.

Yell if you have any other questions. I'm out here cheering you on!!!!!


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