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Wow! Everyone said take the pic, Will do. I start pre op Protein liquid on Monday, surgery on the 27th, so pics and measurements will be taken this weekend. Thank you all!

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I didn't take a 'before' picture - but I had a few vacation pictures from right before my surgery that worked. What I truly regret is that I completely forgot to take measurements before surgery. I started taking measurements around 3 months out so I can see a difference from there but I can only speculate on the inches I lost in those first few months....and I know it was a lot based on my clothes. I have found the measurements to be what I rely on even more than the pictures because my brain still has trouble comprehending differences even when I look at pictures side by side. But, the numbers don't lie. Plus I can take a tape measure and hold it out to the bigger number and it's a good visual for me to see just how much space I used to occupy.

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@jess9395Holy crap Batman! That's outstanding and you look phenomenal! I wanna be you when I grow up!! Am I gushing? Cuz I feel like I'm gushing!

New goal, be small enough and have tight enough skin to where an ankle Bracelet like Jess. :D

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fork!

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sonofabiscuiteater. how'd this happen?

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[mention=194772]jess9395[/mention]Holy crap Batman! That's outstanding and you look phenomenal! I wanna be you when I grow up!! Am I gushing? Cuz I feel like I'm gushing!
New goal, be small enough and have tight enough skin to where an ankle Bracelet like Jess. [emoji3]



Awww thanks! Sadly that anklet wore clean through! Got it a a craft faire and wore it for two years till it broke! I saved the stones and maybe one day I will be crafty enough to resurrect it!


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Good on you @Wanda A for deciding to do the pics! I actually took 2 sets of pics: one set with t-shirt and shorts on, one set with bra and undies on. That way, I can share the clothed 'before' set with whoever I want, but I'll still have the undies 'before' set so I can truly see how much my body has changed. Not sure I'd every be comfortable sharing those with everyone LOL!

The 2wk pre-op liquid is not fun, but try different recipes for smoothies so you don't get bored. It made those 2wks much easier for me :)

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Thank you Karen, I just did a tank top and shorts. I would hate for anything more revealing to be accidently seen by anyone !! :P

Today is day 1 of the Boost, doing ok, have a bit of a headache, but I am using peppermint essential oil, and that seems to be helping. I had a 'last supper' last night at my parents. My sister and mom made me a sort of advent surprise, with the most beautiful card. 42 small gifts to open, one for each day for the next 6 weeks !! That should help pass the days!! I opened the 1st one today along with my first Protein Shake, a bath bomb and a new sponge puff!! I see a relaxing bath in my future tonight !! :)

I have been very selective with who I told about my surgery, only people that I know will be loving and supportive. So far, everyone has been wonderful, hopefully that continues.

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That’s an AMAZING gift from your family!


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After reading this thread i decided to take my 'before' pictures. I did it this morning even though i have over a month to go before surgery. (I was wearing a pretty bra and underwear set, so I figured it was a good day to do it).

I read on these threads that someone said that we often don't see our own obesity. Well, I am one of those! I was shocked by what I saw, especially on my back side picture. WOW.

I will do another set of before pictures with more clothing soon (maybe leggings and a tank) so that I can share one day with others.

How often did you all do progress pics?

And I will be saving one pair of jeans to compare later when I need motivated.

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I'm thinking I'll do a progress pic on each month anniversary. Any more than that and I don't know if I'll be able to really see the difference, which may be a tad discouraging (even though it shouldn't be haha).

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23 hours ago, I AM WORTH IT said:

After reading this thread i decided to take my 'before' pictures. I did it this morning even though i have over a month to go before surgery. (I was wearing a pretty bra and underwear set, so I figured it was a good day to do it).

I read on these threads that someone said that we often don't see our own obesity. Well, I am one of those! I was shocked by what I saw, especially on my back side picture. WOW.

I will do another set of before pictures with more clothing soon (maybe leggings and a tank) so that I can share one day with others.

How often did you all do progress pics?

And I will be saving one pair of jeans to compare later when I need motivated.

Glad you took your before pics too, and with pretty undies!! That is one of my goals, matching cute undies !! I will also update my pics and measurements monthly. Today is day 5 of the pre op, I was down 11 lbs this am !! 11, I had to look twice! I don't think this rate will continue, but it's a great start. It's hard, for sure, but we will persevere. Have a great day, everyone !

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