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7 hours ago, naturallyzee said:

Off 3 diabetes medications.
Knees don't hurt as bad.
Wrapping a regular sized towel completely around me.
Fitting in a plane seat
Disney World
Size 12 clothing down from 26
Zipping regular calf boots. I've probably bought 6 pair this winter. I'm waiting on over the knee boots from Macy's now.
My 5 year old can put her arms around me.
Not using the elevator at work.


HW 330
SW 292
CW 185
GW below 200

So far I'm annoyed with medications. I was on 4 prescriptions for weight-related conditions before the surgery. Of those, I stopped 1, and the rest I'm on half the dose I was on before the surgery. Ever had to split 30 tiny pills in half? No fun! Plus the Vitamins and supplements, plus the ursodial...hasn't really been a net loss for me.

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I have this suit I bought to go on a cruise in September that was a shade too tight then. Today I brought it in to have it taken in and the tailor said it’s too big on me to take in. “You lost a lot of weight?” he asked. “Yes, I lost a lot of weight” I responded.

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So last week I had to have an imaging test done. The tech had to line up the machine where it needed to be over my abdomen, usually they feel to see where your ribs and hip bones are for landmarks. She walked over to me saying "I need to press on you a bit to line this up", then she looked and said, "Oh, never mind, you're so skinny I can see where it needs to go." And I was wearing jeans and a thin t-shirt! She had no idea how strange that was for me, I still can't believe I was referred to as being skinny!

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a gloriously wonderful NSV-one we pre surgs hope to emulate one day.A big👍 to you!

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I guess in a way this is a victory but my wallet does not see it that way :)

I was real carefull not to spend on new clothes that i would drop past real fast. I did go thru 3 belts in the last 7 months.

What i didnt think about was the shoes. I got new shoes for all the walking and the gym and realized today that they are just to dam big now. My bloody feet shrank. Hardly seems like there is much room for fat in the feet but there was enough to for it to be an issue.

hopefully only the one time - can't be that fat footed

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10 months since surgery. The other day I realized that I can squat all the way down with butt near the floor, and get right back up, no using arms or anything!! I ran right to my 15 year old son’s room and asked him if he remembered 10-11 years ago when he fell down in a little wave at the beach, and I got down and caught him, but I couldn’t get back up so I just held him and couldn’t lift him out. I vowed then to try and get to where I could squat down and get back up. When I was fat I never could do that. Now I can! He remembered and was proud of me.

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I'm still 8 days pre-op, but already 8 kilos (approx 20lb) down in the last 2 months as I cut out carbs and then started VLCD 2 weeks ago.

Already had to retire my old PJ pants as they were so loose on my legs they'd ride up above my knees overnight, and today one of my pairs of pants was too loose in the waist for me to be comfortable to wear them in public (I dug out my old size 22 work pants from 2 years ago and put them on instead).

I'm looking forward to many nsvs, including being able to cross my legs properly!

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I was on the beach the other day and wanted to get somewhere fast so started running... and kept running not out of breath at all for half a mile. I’ve never been able to do that. I went for a short jog this morning and this afternoon plan to see how a mile or two feels.

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Nearly 4 months since surgery and pretty much all of my non scale victories have been clothes related and that is fine for me.

I'm able to do up two coats that before I couldn't do up and they're not tight on me when done up which is great. All my clothes are baggy on me, I'm wearing jeans I haven't worn in years, its great.

Besides clothes, my general health I know is much more improved. I can walk a lot further now and while after a long walk my feet will still ache (I am big after all) I no longer get back pains which is a massive boost to my walking regime. I think this is my most important victory.

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1 hour ago, Gagsy said:

Nearly 4 months since surgery and pretty much all of my non scale victories have been clothes related and that is fine for me.

I'm able to do up two coats that before I couldn't do up and they're not tight on me when done up which is great. All my clothes are baggy on me, I'm wearing jeans I haven't worn in years, its great.

Besides clothes, my general health I know is much more improved. I can walk a lot further now and while after a long walk my feet will still ache (I am big after all) I no longer get back pains which is a massive boost to my walking regime. I think this is my most important victory.

Nice work! The reduced pain is huge, I noticed the same thing. I think general inflamation goes way down when the pounds come off as does the stress on your body.

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I'm only 2 weeks post op, but for the last 2 days have noticed that my clothes for work are just too big to look professional. Started digging in that section of my closet that I've been saving because "one day I'll be able to wear it again."

It's so nice re-discovering your clothes again. Also nice when your clothes aren't so tight that it's hard to sit/breath.

Today had someone in my office go out of their way to come tell me how great I'm looking.

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  1. Looking in the mirror and not pick at my fat face
  2. No longer buying from the plus size section
  3. Being able to jog and not be out of breath
  4. Take pictures and not hate every single one of them
  5. Not eat two-three plates of food to be satisfied
  6. no more pre-diabetic levels of glucose
  7. no more high blood pressure!!

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10 minutes ago, sandra305 said:
  1. Not eat two-three plates of food to be satisfied

It took a long time for me to be happy with this, but it finally happened on Sunday night, when I watched my brother-in-law load up his dinner plate with chicken wings and I was happy I wasn't doing that any more.

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On 4/24/2018 at 1:45 PM, Losebig said:

so started running... and kept running

Had a memory the other day of when I was a kid and loved running through the mall. Going full speed dodging people as I ran. Used to feel awesome how I used to love running. "NSV's" I'm coming.......

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