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On 4/18/2021 at 6:26 AM, Jnfinney said:

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

YES!!! I just realized that reading your comment, being able to cut/ paint my toes nails comfortably

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High heels!

I used to find functioning in high heels (or even getting up onto my tiptoes) difficult - but now it's not!

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16 minutes ago, TheBlackStar said:

Mine was boarding a plane recently and had extra “slack” leftover from the seat belt!

Can't wait for this...I've not yet had to ask for an extender but the belt is all the way at the end.

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On 12/3/2021 at 4:52 PM, lizonaplane said:

If you fly a lot, they will give you early boarding. I have extremely high status on American and I'm the first after people with disabilities. I don't know how often you have to fly on Southwest to get this privilege.

But when you are smaller, it's not as much of a pain to board at the same time, aside from having trouble stowing your carryon. I always hate walking down the aisle and bumping people's arms. It's getting a bit better for me, but I still prefer to fly in the front.

Do you remember at what weight you stopped needing extender? I can’t wait to hit this point.

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9 minutes ago, danita75 said:

Can’t wait ! Can’t wait 9 more days and counting!!

Good Luck😀 Use a digital kitchen timer to drink liquids. Take a small sip every 4 minutes.

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19 hours ago, OutdoorsGirl said:

Do you remember at what weight you stopped needing extender? I can’t wait to hit this point.

Well, each type of plane is has different size seatbelts and differently sized seats. So, what fits on an A321 might not fit on a 777. In general, small planes have smaller seats and seatbelts, so those were the only ones I really needed extenders on at about 260. Now at 199.8 (!) I can fit in any seatbelt on any type of plane I've flown on since about 260 lbs. However, I haven't flown on any really small planes since I was about 250 (before I gained the last 30 lbs during the first part of the pandemic that led me to seek surgery).

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2 hours ago, lizonaplane said:

Well, each type of plane is has different size seatbelts and differently sized seats. So, what fits on an A321 might not fit on a 777. In general, small planes have smaller seats and seatbelts, so those were the only ones I really needed extenders on at about 260. Now at 199.8 (!) I can fit in any seatbelt on any type of plane I've flown on since about 260 lbs. However, I haven't flown on any really small planes since I was about 250 (before I gained the last 30 lbs during the first part of the pandemic that led me to seek surgery).


2 hours ago, lizonaplane said:

Well, each type of plane is has different size seatbelts and differently sized seats. So, what fits on an A321 might not fit on a 777. In general, small planes have smaller seats and seatbelts, so those were the only ones I really needed extenders on at about 260. Now at 199.8 (!) I can fit in any seatbelt on any type of plane I've flown on since about 260 lbs. However, I haven't flown on any really small planes since I was about 250 (before I gained the last 30 lbs during the first part of the pandemic that led me to seek surgery).

Sounds like I’m getting close. Congratulations on your success!

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I had to go shopping for a new suit yesterday...about a month ago, I bought new pants in a size 14 and they're already too big for me...yesterday I bought pants in a size 8! I've only lost about 10 lbs in the last month, but my body composition must've changed.

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Great NSV for me today. I got some blood work back and my A1C dropped to 4.9 and Glucose to 87. This is a huge change for me. In just over 3 months I have lowered my A1C by 2 points, Glucose by 40, Improved blood pressure to 115/70 unmedicated, come off Diabetes meds, Cholesteral meds and Blood Pressure Meds. It is as close to a miracle as I have ever experienced.

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7 minutes ago, Tony B - NJ said:

Great NSV for me today. I got some blood work back and my A1C dropped to 4.9 and Glucose to 87. This is a huge change for me. In just over 3 months I have lowered my A1C by 2 points, Glucose by 40, Improved blood pressure to 115/70 unmedicated, come off Diabetes meds, Cholesteral meds and Blood Pressure Meds. It is as close to a miracle as I have ever experienced.

Congratulations Tony! This is the best reason for surgery and an amazing outcome. Keep up the good work!

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2 hours ago, Tony B - NJ said:

Great NSV for me today. I got some blood work back and my A1C dropped to 4.9 and Glucose to 87. This is a huge change for me. In just over 3 months I have lowered my A1C by 2 points, Glucose by 40, Improved blood pressure to 115/70 unmedicated, come off Diabetes meds, Cholesteral meds and Blood Pressure Meds. It is as close to a miracle as I have ever experienced.

Congratulations!

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My first winter feeling the cold breeze down there lol and the wind almost blows me away now that I’m so much smaller.

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