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I had surgery on 11/29 and I’m trying to not focus too much on the numbers on the scale or on my clothes.

My non scale victories since 11/29

Had to have a spacer put on my wedding ring

I’m wearing a coat I haven’t worn in 2 yrs

I got rid of my pre-surgery work uniforms

I’ve cleaned my closet twice already

What are your non scale victories?!

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I had to take off my wedding rings and bought silicone ones a size smaller. I bought boots that actually go up my calves.


HW: 282.2
SW: 255.4
CW: 226

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I parked in a tight parking space and was still able to squeeze out of my door, without touching the car next to me. In the past I would not have been able to get out of my car.

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I parked in a tight parking space and was still able to squeeze out of my door, without touching the car next to me. In the past I would not have been able to get out of my car.

That’s awesome!!


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I had to take off my wedding rings and bought silicone ones a size smaller. I bought boots that actually go up my calves.


HW: 282.2
SW: 255.4
CW: 226

I love boots so congrats on that!!!! I’m hoping my boots (wide calf) will fit better soon. I can get them zipped but it’s like compression socks.


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Sometimes NSV are the best victories! I've had quite a few in the last year but here are some:

I can fit comfortably in the chairs in our conference room at work, the arms used to dig into my legs and hips so bad.

I can shop in straight size stores only now, no more bouncing between plus and straight

I need new wedding rings, my fingers have gone down so much I can't even have my rings resized!! Yay new wedding set!!

Calf boots, I can wear them all. I also went down a shoe size so I need all new shoes on top of a new wardrobe.

I can see my feet again when I look down instead of just my belly, also my boobs are bigger than my belly again, thank god.

I can do 40-60 minutes on the Elliptical and not need a break. The first time I got on I couldn't even do 5 minutes.

I'm smaller than my husband for the first time ever.

I can cross my legs comfortably and love doing it.

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I'm about two weeks post op, total weight lost so far about 35 pounds (28 lost pre surgery).

I can fit in the chairs in the waiting room at my doc's office a little better.

I fit in the seats of my car better.

I'm wearing clothing I haven't worn in years (yes, it was still in my closet).

Parts of my body are getting a little squishier, not so painfully tight with fat.

My face looks thinner.

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This week, my kid took off running across the park area near his after school care... and I ran after him and caught him. He was as delighted as I was. I don't think he had ever seen me run.

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I had my surgery 12/12/17 and so far
My favourite coat now fits with room for a jumper under, I’m down 1 size in my jeans and my knee high boots are no longer a mission to zip up.


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Recent (12/12), but down 30 though not focusing on it. Pants are falling off. I've got a lot of clothes that didn't fit in my closet and now they do so I've suddenly got a wide selection of clothes. I've noticed a bit less back pain too

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4 months post op - I've noticed that my feet have shrunk, I've had to buy new shoes.... also I don't have to squeeze into the chair in my bosses office.

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I can walk up a couple of flights of stairs without feeling like I'm near death and my asthma doesn't get triggered as much either.

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Sitting in a seat on the plane without my hips touching either arm rest!

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One week post-surgery and 17 pounds lost, which translates to:

- My belt needs to be pulled one more notch

- Two of my t-shirts are too stretched out and need to be given away

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9 days post op, down 10 lbs since surgery, 17 total. Knees already feel boney and like I need a pillow between them to sleep on my side.


Lap band 10/2007 revised to RNY 12/22/2017
HW 270
SW 263
CW 256

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