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So what are you guys doing with your new found weight loss. New experiences, new obstacles overcome? This is what i did. Climbed a cliff in Bermuda, swam with a Dolphin. And tomorrow I go parasailing. All things I never did when I was heavy!!!

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Triathlon. distance biking, hiking, swimming, riding my mule (was too heavy before).

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Not getting out of breath when I climb a flight of stairs. 🙂

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Walking to my testings instead of having to be pushed in a Wheelchair! If my 2 artificial knees. didn't bawl and squall from how much I was pushing them, I was too Out of Breath to make it in a dignified manner.
And that is embarrassing being an Object of Pity- i was confident that I was ugly- I was disgustingly- obese, OH I wanted to hide- thought I was a festering sore on life. It took my last teeny shred of self- respect to seek out Bariatric SURGERY- and I was certain I would DIE before I COULD receive it- but thought if I DIE from it, I will at least know I Tried . And those who know my story know it took 3 + heart- breaking years to get my SURGERY done. BUT Now I am less,than 1/2 the size I started at, I now can look at my profile as well as straight- on in the mirror, doesn't take a Triple- paned one to get ME all in! And I now radiate to the World that I am a Wonderful worthwhile person to KNOW, see inside I knew I always WAS- but nobody gave ME the chance to prove it- i was 1/2 the Red- headed Stepchild in the Attic, and the other 1/2? The Fat Blob everybody avoided , to many I didn't exist. Am I being too demeaning to ME? NOPE because Honey I Lived it!
Took my last little bit of Self- Preservation to even seek Bariatric Surgery, took 3+ years, not many surgeons are willing to take on a 72 year old who had been in the Obese ranks almost from birth- call it FLUFFY, say I had Big Bones- trurh

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truthfully now that I have gone 14 months on my Post- SURGERY career, I really had a medium- sized bone structure under my Fluffiness, who' d have thunk that?
So although to many it may seem I am bigger than the AVERAGE AMERICAN WOMAN at 5ft 8inches and 182 pounds, cause I just weighed ME. a few minutes ago with clothes on, it is a BIG change from the 55 BMI I showed up at Dr Needleman, my surgeon who could perform this magic , install a tool that facilitated with my commitment to succeed,this Wondrous Weight Loss. I now have a 29 BMI, still,"legally Overweight" but my tshirt says
ALWAYS AWESOME; NEVER NORMAL- and today. it is My Aspie Battlecry for I NEVER will be Neurotypical but I AM one wonder-Full lovely person and that makes me HAPPY😛 HAPPY😛 HAPPY😛 and I can accept ME for ME- and how are You doing TODAY?

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I fit into a smaller size jean yesterday and was ordered off all my BP meds!

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Buying clothes in a size small and not even trying them on because I know they'll fit. LOL Woot!

No longer suffering from pseudo tumor cerebri!

Can't wait to do roller coasters again next summer and wear a bikini.

Also just generally way more active.

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On 10/25/2019 at 5:44 AM, Frustr8 said:

truthfully now that I have gone 14 months on my Post- SURGERY career, I really had a medium- sized bone structure under my Fluffiness, who' d have thunk that?
So although to many it may seem I am bigger than the AVERAGE AMERICAN WOMAN at 5ft 8inches and 182 pounds, cause I just weighed ME. a few minutes ago with clothes on, it is a BIG change from the 55 BMI I showed up at Dr Needleman, my surgeon who could perform this magic , install a tool that facilitated with my commitment to succeed,this Wondrous Weight Loss. I now have a 29 BMI, still,"legally Overweight" but my tshirt says
ALWAYS AWESOME; NEVER NORMAL- and today. it is My Aspie Battlecry for I NEVER will be Neurotypical but I AM one wonder-Full lovely person and that makes me HAPPY😛 HAPPY😛 HAPPY😛 and I can accept ME for ME- and how are You doing TODAY?

You say it like none other!!!!! So happy, happy, happy for you and your wonderful new life!!!!!

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I am 8 weeks out... so right now a LOT of walking and just restarted Pilates and go back to work next Wed. But I am planning to do my first thru-hike/pilgrimage I. Late May on the Camino de Santiago. Will gradually increase my training over the next 7 1/2 months. And hopefully this will also help me reach my goal weight.

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  • Walking up and down stairs without losing breath and having to step onto a step with both feet before taking the next.
  • Enjoyed the summer without being a complete sweating mess in the mildest of heat
  • Going into public places and not worrying if I'll fit in a chair
  • Flying to see relatives and fitting in a plane seat
  • Took an Amtrak cross country and stayed in a sleeper. Was able to sit in the booths in the dining car
  • Shopping at actual dept stores for clothes and not getting screwed by Casual Male prices
  • Walked the 12 mile trail along the southern rim of the Grand Canyon large.2019-11-14.jpg.07fc39dcd7c7838cffda93a1133b0a88.jpg

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On 10/29/2019 at 2:06 PM, mousecat88 said:

Buying clothes in a size small and not even trying them on because I know they'll fit. LOL Woot!

No longer suffering from pseudo tumor cerebri!

Can't wait to do roller coasters again next summer and wear a bikini.

Also just generally way more active.

Oh I love not having to try on clothes hoping they’d fit.! I like that my clothes look so tiny... bringing a suitcase is lighter nowadays lol

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Finished my first triathlon in October and a 52 mile bike race yesterday! Starting to train for a rim-to-rim Grand Canyon hike next year! I am absolutely loving this new life - free from pain.

It is so great to be a "normal" sized person now - fitting into furniture, squeezing through crowds, getting up easily into the high pick up truck, getting up off the floor, the list is endless.

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Hiking, cycling, kayaking and backpacking!!! It’s amazing to be able to do physical activity and enjoy it.

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