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After taking out all the health issues you may have had. Do you just miss your body?

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NOT. AT. ALL. My new life is beyond fabulous and I will never go back.

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Hmm ***let me take a moment for introspection. My fat was a protective cocoon, an invisabity cloak (we all know fat people are invisible to the average person) a warm blanket that kept me safe and protected from those that would hurt me. I was insulated and isolated. But a new spring is coming, I can peel off the layer of restrictive flesh from my body. I'll dance in the sunlight of good health. It may be a struggle, it may take awhile, but the trade-off for me is more than worth it. And I suspect I won't miss it at all.

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No, I cannot even begin to appreciate how much more free I feel! From just the general bounce and energy to feeling more comfortable in life. I can travel now without being worried about literally not fitting somewhere. I wouldn't trade a thing!

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After taking out all the health issues you may have had. Do you just miss your body?
No ?!!! Never.. I'm confused by the question. Why would I miss 76lbs of fat? I'm still desperate to get rid of the last 30.

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I invested in some pretty expensive clothes / coats because I thought i would be that size forever. When I had to give them away I had a small moment when I wished I could still fit them. Other than that no.

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I never had body hatred. At 270, I never really minded how I looked. I've always felt like I looked pretty good. I was fat...so what? I liked me.

But the health issues are HUGE. Mobility issues, risk for diabetes and cancer...

And here's the big one....energy.

I LOVE the energy I have now. I can carry all the groceries in without panting. I can zip up a few flights of stairs. I can trot down to the mailbox, or haul some trash down without even thinking about it (which is saying something, cause my driveway is nearly a quarter of a mile long)

Do I miss being fat? Not even a little.

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LOL! I don’t miss being obese, I miss being able to eat whatever I want and whenever I want. Still wouldn’t reverse this surgery for the world. I love being able to walk into any clothing store and try things on, I love getting complimented EVERY TIME I leave the house, I love getting hit on by guys when I go to a restaurant, bar or even the gym. I love that my family is happy for me. I love that I am now healthy.


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NOPE! I love being at a normal BMI lol

I love being able to go to every and any store, knowing something WILL fit me. That and walking in to a family dollar or Walmart to buy a bra without even batting an eye or killing my poor wallet.

Wouldn't reverse this surgery for the world. Nope, never. Obesity sucks cans.

Hw-273
Sw-226
CW-136
GW-130
Size- 4 or 6, Small in sweats. Small in shirts. depends on how it's cut or made.
Bra Size- 36C

Surgery Date- April 26th, 2017
RNY
"Only those who try will become" FFX

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The body? Nope. Never. Good Lord!

Certain behaviors that led to that body? Hell, yes! :lol:

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I am puzzled by the question because why would anyone really like being fat? It is abject misery - every day is a social, physical, and mental challenge. I can't wait for this problem to be over and done with.

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Do I miss trying to get onto a ride with my family only to realize I'm so big I couldn't go with them? No. No I don't miss that effing body at all.

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How about when you do manage to sit in a almost too small chair, you get back up and it makes an embarrassing sucky noise. Happened to me more than once with a plastic one.

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How about when you do manage to sit in a almost too small chair, you get back up and it makes an embarrassing sucky noise. Happened to me more than once with a plastic one.

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I broke one once


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So my initial thought was nope never.

Even after reading the above introspection about losing the invisibility, i can certainly identify with that, but I don’t MISS the invisibility, I enjoy being seen.

But I thought some more and what I DO miss is the power that came with my substantial body. At almost 300 pounds no one could physically overpower me. I had an amount of strength that came with the size that no amount of yoga and running can replicate. I feel stronger in many ways, don’t get me wrong, but I occasionally miss the power of sheer brute size. For example when running alone on a deserted road and I see a parked car with a man inside. I worry in a way I never did before.

So yeah. But would I chance it for what I’ve gained? No way!


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