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13 hours ago, Jnfinney said:

@Betty1971 and being able to tie my shoes without having to hold my breath!

I've only lost 30 lbs and I haven't had surgery yet, but I just noticed this yesterday. My shoelaces came untied and I didn't have to sit down to tie them; I just bent over and I didn't want to vomit!

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Being able to buy clothes "off the rack" rather than having to go to a DXL store. It's amazing the difference in cost. When I started the journey I had a 56-inch waist, which non-Big&Tall stores just don't stock.

I've been reluctant to invest a whole lot of money in clothes as I've been losing weight, as ideally I will continue to lose sizes for a bit longer, so why pay for clothes I'll (hopefully) only wear for a couple months. It's like the reverse of being a kid/teenager, when Mom would get frustrated that I outgrew clothes yet again.

However, at some point the old clothes start looking awful, like you're wearing a tent... not to mention heavy and uncomfortable AF. Being in a transition state with sizes and not wanting to spend money, I went to Wal-Mart and bought some $10.97 jeans... first time wearing jeans in over 30 years. Hard to wrap my brain around it... the jeans weren't unbearably uncomfortable. I was able to buy 44-inch waist and now several weeks later, they're already feeling a bit loose. My next shopping trip, it might be 42.

They had a bunch of dress shirts on clearance that rang up at $2. The XL (down from 3XL) fit easily. At that price, who cares if they fall apart in a few washes.

A whole new world: Being able to shop clothing sales and clearance. That hasn't been part of my life in many many decades.

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22 hours ago, ShoppGirl said:

Idk about weird but it was surprising when the towel fit around me again without a gap.

I can't wait to experience this NSV!

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22 hours ago, Jnfinney said:

Wiping my own butt without breaking my back trying to reach 🤦🏼‍♀️

🙋‍♀️ ditto!

Also, um how shall I put this...feeling confident that I can comfortably reach the "in-between" crotch spot to give it a good wash.

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17 hours ago, XtinaDoesIt said:

Wearing shorts without chaffing... much 😁. I cant wait not to chafe at all!!!

Oh yeah! Can't wait to say buh-bye to chafing.

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1 hour ago, PolkSDA said:

A whole new world: Being able to shop clothing sales and clearance. That hasn't been part of my life in many many decades.

Yeeessss! Saving money, having choices and options in clothing? What is not to love about that?

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Collarbones --- I really love my collarbones now. Such a wierd thing to notice, but I didn't have them/they weren't visible for so long.

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23 minutes ago, loridee11 said:

Collarbones --- I really love my collarbones now. Such a wierd thing to notice, but I didn't have them/they weren't visible for so long.

The first time I noticed mine I actually made an appointment with my doctor because I felt a “lump” that hadn’t been there before. 🤦‍♀️ I hadn’t ever had a protruding collarbone so I had NO clue.

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1 hour ago, chiquitatummy said:

🙋‍♀️ ditto!

Also, um how shall I put this...feeling confident that I can comfortably reach the "in-between" crotch spot to give it a good wash.

Yes!!! And not worrying about pubic sweat (as much) and sweat underneath my gut.

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1 minute ago, Jnfinney said:

Yes!!! And not worrying about pubic sweat (as much) and sweat underneath my gut.

How about starting to be able to see certain areas instead of trying to blindly shave there. Much easier!!

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35 minutes ago, ShoppGirl said:

How about starting to be able to see certain areas instead of trying to blindly shave there. Much easier!!

...and easily finding the end of ur tampon string just hanging there, plain as day 😁

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Not being angry at the end of the day because my bras were so freakin tight

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Hell yeah to saying good bye to leg chafing. It still surprises me when I realise my thighs don’t rub together anymore. It happened today as I was rushing about in jeans & thought somethings not right - oh yeah, my thighs don’t touch anymore. No drag, no swooshy sound effects of rubbing fabric. No pills on the inner upper legs of pants. No redness, no rashes, no discomfort, ...

It’s the little things that mean so much. 😁😁😁

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The first time I was able to bend over and reach something that fell under the passenger seat in my son's car. That was such a good day!

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Putting on a pair of stretch pants that were TOOOOOO stretchy! LOL Throwing away my saggy, granny panties (Thank goodness I kept some cute underwear!) Digging out my old bras...down from a 40DD to a 38DD...I'm glad the girls are sticking around for this journey!

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