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So I’m on an absolutely amazing trip to Ireland this week and it’s been fantastic both because, well, it’s IRELAND, and because it’s been chock full of NSVs.

I am five months out from my RNY and as of the day I left home I am just about 70 lbs down (67.4 including two week pre-op). Some of my vacation NSVs:

- my reaction to just about every picture that is taken of me is “OMG I LOOK SO GOOD!!”...total opposite of before weight loss

- castles with a million stairs and huge hills to/from cool places like Giant’s Causeway don’t even cause me to get out of breath. I kept getting nervous and anticipated having a hard time with things that ended up being a breeze!

- Lastly, one that is highly specific and special for me: I kissed the Blarney Stone! It involves 120+ very narrow winding stairs up and then someone holds you while you lie backwards and reach out to kiss it while you hold the bars and the person holding you helps. Even at my new weight I was self-conscious and nervous about whether I’d be able to do it or whether they’d look at me and tell me I was too big for it, but it went great! Here’s a not very flattering pic of it so you get the idea! I never ever would have had the confidence to try it before this weight loss. What a great feeling!

What vacation specific NSVs have you had or do you look forward to??

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Love your positive post and it's great you achieved some wonderful nsv while on holidays.

aaah Ireland!

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Looks like you're having a ball! I'm so pleased Ireland is giving you lots of NSVs. I'm a wee bit biased but I do think it's a magical country!

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I had no idea you had to hang upside down to kiss the Blarney Stone! Why is that?

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On 12/29/2018 at 13:59, Starry*Night said:



I had no idea you had to hang upside down to kiss the Blarney Stone! Why is that?


I think it’s because of where it’s located - position and angle is impossible to reach otherwise!

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17 minutes ago, AEdoesRnY said:
4 hours ago, Starry*Night said:


I had no idea you had to hang upside down to kiss the Blarney Stone! Why is that?

I think it’s because of where it’s located - position and angle is impossible to reach otherwise!

So interesting, learn something new every day. I'm thrilled that you had such exemplary NSVs on vacation. I hope to experience the same one day!

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And if you don't experience THAT lets hope you acheive something equally good!

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