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I'm 14 months post op. I reached my goal in March. It's been a journey of ups and downs, but not one that I regret. Well, actually, my only regret is not doing it sooner!! I have the support of my family and partner.

My biggest struggle now is body image. After 47 years of being considered obese, it's not easy to think and see yourself differently. There are days that I can actually see myself as the new woman I am. Most days, I do not. When I see my reflection, I see the new me. However, as the scale shifts upward, even just a few pounds, 8 feel like I haven't lost an ounce and am the obese person I always was. I know deep down that isn't true. The funny thing about it, when I was loosing and hit that weight, I felt sexy and invigorated. Now, as I said, I feel and look fat. And I'm talking a gain of 10 lb or less. I FEEL & LOOK FAT to myself.

We were on vacation last week and I needed a swimsuit. Not really living anywhere near stores to shop for a new one, I decided to get one at the beach. My fiance picked it out for me. I wanted a high waisted suit, he said if I was going to do that, I may as well get a 1 piece suit. I relented and he picked it out for me. Boy oh boy did I ever feel uncomfortable, but I wore it with all that virgin skin exposed!!!

RNY 6/17/19

HW: 275 (2011 after my mom passed away)

SW: 220

GW: 130

CW: 136

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You look amazing!!

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You're beautiful! Congratulations on your weight loss!

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You look great! Your journey is very inspiring. What's your favorite change so far?

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You look great! Your journey is very inspiring. What's your favorite change so far?

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Thank you! Aside from my appearance and ability to fit into anything any store has, my confidence has increased tremendously!! I'm no long afraid to try and do new things. Before I was afraid my weight would hold me back, that I wouldn't fit or just plain was too heavy. For example wearing that bikini at the beach, granted, I was very uncomfortable, but I did it and eventually relaxed a bit. Even if someone didn't think I should be wearing it, I didn't have to hear their comments. I'm getting more comfortable in my own skin, despite the head problems and still feeling fat for gaining a few pounds.

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Congratulations! I love seeing success stories like yours. I hope to have one of my own someday, but for now, I have to live vicariously through people like you. 🙂

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Congratulations on your Amazing Transformation to health AND beauty! I’m about health first (at my age🤪) but boy when beauty comes along as a byproduct, what a “two-for” to Celebrate!!!

I Love your attitude and thanks for encouraging us to JUST DO IT and FEEL the FREEDOM and JOY!

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