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A coach on my staff had his 40th birthday party at a Vegas (never been) style pool. This was the first adult pool party I have ever been invited to. NO way I would have done this prior to WLS. I had a blast and felt normIMG_0913.thumb.jpg.cb845308a4e7903722ecf4746d933911.jpgal with my body. Trying to blonde out my graying hair may have been a mistake (mid life crisis) but still had a lot of fun. Even enjoyed a few Shiners. Just kept track of my calories to not over do it. This was back in July. Have lost another 8-9 lbs from this picture. Never thought this would be possible. You can do this too! Hang in there. IMG_66761.thumb.jpg.3bae0eff2162f7d05d0c8389437a7430.jpg

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A great NSV, well done!

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I guess I should have posted this as a question.

Once you hit or get close to goal, is there anything you are going to do for the first time? What are you looking forward too?

I still have a bucket (what is the opposite of a bucket list? not dying, living for the first time in a long time) list of things I cannot wait to try.

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Maybe this sounds like pure vainty to guys (and some gals) but I would like a series of glamor shots taken. I have been so disappointed in ME, let others call me names, called myself even worse in the,privacy of homen I would like for One Shining Moment,to have,the Pretty Frustr8, the SweetFrustr8, dare I say it? the,True Hidden Frustr8 thats has been hidden under sorrows and,a thick layer of Fat to glow forward! I don't want my casket view to be the prettiest I have looked in MY ADULT LIFE!
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This is awesome! Congrats, what a wonderful NSV.

oh, and I like the blond... :)

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