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Had this happen today...

When a clerk looks at your driver's license...does a double take and goes "Did you lose weight?"

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Two weeks post op and decided to go shopping today. Habit had me automatically reach for the XXL/XL and both were too big!!

HW: 256
SW: 238(4/25/18)
CW: 230
GW: 165

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I had two NSV’s recently.

1. I had to get dressed up for the first time since my surgery. I’ve always been uncomfortable in dress clothes and felt like I was being choked by my collar and tie even with a properly fitting shirt. This time however with a full suit on I felt completely comfortable and couldn’t believe the difference. It was also nice being able to walk into a normal store to buy that suit and have a huge selection now that I am a normal size.

2. I went hiking for the first time since my surgery on a Mountain I have hiked a few times before. This isn’t a huge climb, but has about 2000ft of elevation gain over about 2 miles with a few very steep sections. In the past this mountain has wooped my butt and taken me about 2 hours to reach the top of. I am usually soaked from sweat by the time I reach the top due to the effort of dragging my big butt up there. It also has always left me soar for days afterward due to the weight putting pressure on my joints when coming back down. This time however I was able to reach the top of the mountain in just over an hour while hardly breaking a sweat the whole time. Then coming back down I could immediately feel the difference on my legs. The lack of pressure on my knees and the softer foot falls were an amazing difference over before. I ended up with my knee being slightly soar the next day, but that is 100% better than the multiple days of both legs aching like crazy in the past.

Now I need to try running again for the first time since surgery. I’m hoping to see a difference there and turn that into my next NSV.


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Today I got to work and there were no 3x scrubs in the changing room. I almost didn’t dare try the 2x but I did and they fit! In the weeks before surgery (3/19/18), I was just barely comfortable in the 3x scrubs. Before that, I was mostly wearing my own scrubs because the 3x were too tight. I am enjoying the non scale victory and doing less laundry [emoji2]


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I crossed my legs! Unintentionally, and it was comfortable!

I finished my walk a few days ago, and I realized that my lower back and knee didn't hurt.

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On 5/6/2018 at 8:37 PM, Frustr8 said:

I've had something odd happen, well it seems odd to me,maybe a mini-NSV? As everybody probably,knows I am currently in PreSurgeryVille, been living here so long my name should be on the mailbox. Okay, although no one instructed me to, I've been replacing one meal a day,with a Protein shake
1. To get used to them and,maybe find a flavor I could put,on my in-laws shelf in the pantry, yeah the same one where the pretzels, chips(crisps to the UK) crackers and Cookies used to live.
2. Hoping I'd lose a skoosk more weight so that my new program and also myself could feel I'm trying. Think maybe it's starting to work a little.
My problem: the only place I can see a diminishment, My wrists and firearms are visibly thinner. Dang it, that is NOT where I planned the loss. So I asked Tomkitten, my son and primary heir to my miniscule fortune, to,look and see,if my tushi e was looking any smaller? He tried, bless his💛, circled me twice,like a human. Cat Scan , then grinned and said "Nope, its still there!" Are my efforts going to be in vain? Am I going stay more or less this size? I have even been to the gym twice weekly for PT, you would think that stretching and marching around like I'm Meredith Wilson,looking for the 76 Trombones he misplaced would have some effect. I was grateful,everybody else was so busy they weren't watching,me buff and puff along. So am I going to lose weight in my nose and cheeks next? I want this backside to shrink,before somebody slaps a election poster on it, thinking its a billboard.

Sadly, for me apparently, the tummy will be the last to go. For you, sounds like it will be the backside. (I never had one of those. Whole family suffers from noassatall disease!) They will eventually get smaller, but not until all the other areas go first.

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I can "skip" down the stairs, rather than slowly ease my sore legs from one down to the next!

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1 hour ago, Orchids&Dragons said:

Sadly, for me apparently, the tummy will be the last to go. For you, sounds like it will be the backside. (I never had one of those. Whole family suffers from noassatall disease!) They will eventually get smaller, but not until all the other areas go first.

I looked it up. Yes, I did!! :lol:

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In the bathtub....no longer have to hold my breath to lean across and shave the outside of my left leg. Doesn't seem like much...but I love this one!

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I bought a $6 sale formal dress at forever 21 thinking I'll be able to fit it next year or give it away as a gift because it's a size large, tried it on and viola! I'm a size large in a store that runs notoriously small. Shook.


HW 270
SW 238
CW 188
VSG 11/7
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WTG TEALAEL.Waiting anxiously until,the day it happens 4 me. Until,then I'll keep whittling away at my weight with a plastic butter knife😛

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WTG TEALAEL.Waiting anxiously until,the day it happens 4 me. Until,then I'll keep whittling away at my weight with a plastic butter knife[emoji14]

Do just that ounce by ounce pound by pound, lose what you can prior to surgery and we are all rooting for you to get surgery soon!!!


HW 270
SW 238
CW 188
VSG 11/7
[emoji471][emoji471][emoji471]

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NSV fitting into a size medium shirt from a 2x or 3x.
Fitting into a size 12/14 pants from 24 and 2x
Sitting in a chair and taking up 1/2 of it vs hanging off the edge
Not having to worry if a chair will support me
Flying comfortably with room in my seat and having to tighten the seat belt because it's now big
*Best NSV of all is the hugs from my grand babies now that they can put their arms around me.. Little things!

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I tied a jacket around my waist. Like didn’t even think about it and did it. I can’t remember doing that in a very long time. Squealed and only had the dog looking at me weirdly.

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