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On 4/18/2023 at 5:28 AM, BabySpoons said:

No lie...2 weeks out. Yays!!!

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I just said this today to one of my coworkers!!!! Its a great NSV!

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Not a new one, just a re-validation of previously-enjoyed one: I LOST weight on vacation.

I've been on a few getaways in the past 12 months, and each time I come back, i'm always lighter than when i left (after i get rid of all my obligatory vacation-constipation backup of course, lol).

I remember pre-surgery i would always come home 5-ish lbs heavier (even after a good poop)

Guess this means i should go on vacation more!

P.S. i also almost always eventually gain back the weight lost, but still!

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Got back from vacation where I hiked a volcano without missing a beat

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Just went on an awesome vacation and just loved it.

First, I noticed the change in how my airplane seatbelt fit. There was so much leftover belt.

Then, while on a short hike, I RAN uphill (sure, only about 10 steps, but still... I RAN!) just for fun.

But the most important one for me ... was the amount of pictures I allowed others to take of me. I haven’t had that many photos taken in so long.... and I felt great looking at them!

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We went to the beach over the weekend and was so ready to try the banana boat since I was below the weight limit. The queue was so long and my kids wanted to play on the sand so I ended up not doing it. Now I have a good reason to go back again.

We rented beach chairs and I was comfortably sitting on one without fearing it might break.

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BP medicine down from 10mg preop to 2.5mg, PCP admitted she will keep me on it because when I'm at the office it spikes but my records are all below 110/70, hoping to have it removed at my 3 month follow up.

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9 hours ago, NP_WIP said:

BP medicine down from 10mg preop to 2.5mg, PCP admitted she will keep me on it because when I'm at the office it spikes but my records are all below 110/70, hoping to have it removed at my 3 month follow up.

This is a victory indeed!

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I was feeling a little crummy about my progress (instead of weightloss punctuated by stalls it is more a stall punctuated by a few ounces lost every couple of weeks - and I am only 2.5 months out) and my hair has started falling out - then today I had an ultrasound and the technician asked me to stay while she went back to check that she had the right comparison chart - my liver shrank from 21 to 16 and from severe fatty liver to moderate - so thrilled!! - and a great reminder of why I did this!

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Went to Orthopedic surgery consult to start on knee replacements. (I am 67 and bone on bone - both knees...) Had my sleeve a dozen years. Doctor is going through issues ... my asthma, chronic lung issues.... he asks if I have any questions.. I ask about my weight. He looks at me like I have said "my third knee" and says "Your weight is fine for your age...why are you asking?" oops. Old Habits....

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10 hours ago, Yahoo said:

I was feeling a little crummy about my progress (instead of weightloss punctuated by stalls it is more a stall punctuated by a few ounces lost every couple of weeks - and I am only 2.5 months out) and my hair has started falling out - then today I had an ultrasound and the technician asked me to stay while she went back to check that she had the right comparison chart - my liver shrank from 21 to 16 and from severe fatty liver to moderate - so thrilled!! - and a great reminder of why I did this!

I've had more stall than loss, too. Hang in there. :) ETA: Congratulations on the better health, too! :)

Edited by Jeanniebug

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met the Kid's newest boyfriend for the first time yesterday.

she told me their conversation afterwards went like this:

Him: you didn't tell me u had a sister.

the Kid: that was my Mom.

Him: how old is she?

the Kid: um, 50

Him: she looks like she's 27

(lol random number, but i'll take it!)

Needless to say, he is welcome over ANYTIME. 😂😂

Edited by ms.sss

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I love how there are still discoveries, big & little, even years later. Yesterday I realised the waistband of my skirts & trousers don’t roll over & scrunch anymore like they used too. And they never feel crazy tight by the end of the day because I ate too much or am overly bloated. And I wear proper waist bands all the time - elastic waists be gone. Have a flat tummy now (except for a little loose skin pooch 😆) & no rolls of fat around my tummy & middle.

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5 hours ago, Arabesque said:

I love how there are still discoveries, big & little, even years later. Yesterday I realised the waistband of my skirts & trousers don’t roll over & scrunch anymore like they used too. And they never feel crazy tight by the end of the day because I ate too much or am overly bloated. And I wear proper waist bands all the time - elastic waists be gone. Have a flat tummy now (except for a little loose skin pooch 😆) & no rolls of fat around my tummy & middle.

Yes so true and having no back fat rolls which I found more embarrassing than my stomach

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I bought an adjustable dress form, before surgery. I couldn't afford one that would fit me, because I was too large. So, I bought a mid-sized form that I could afford and just padded the heck out of it.

Today, I tried to make the form smaller, to match what my measurements are now and it won't go as small as I need it to be. This is absolutely shocking to me, because I'm really not that small.

I'm just... floored.

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