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I want to kayaking and ride a seadoo. I want to ride a horse and stop having so much anxiety on whether people like me or not because I'm so big.

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18 hours ago, lizonaplane said:

I finally got my surgery date

Oh, hey! I missed this tidbit earlier. Congratulations, @lizonaplane! When is the big day?

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2 hours ago, FutureSylph said:

Oh, hey! I missed this tidbit earlier. Congratulations, @lizonaplane! When is the big day?

Thanks! 13Sep2021!

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37 minutes ago, lizonaplane said:

Thanks! 13Sep2021!

Finally!! 👏🏻

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I want so much, its possibly brattish.

I want to wear my wedding ring and have no knuckle dimples

I want my recently diagnosed Diabetes gone

I want regular width shoes and no cankles

I want to feel colder [ geez I am so hot]

I am hoping to pee less in the night

I want to walk up the aisle of a plane again without doing the sideways scoot, I want to put the tray table down, I dont want to scowl anymore at the already seated passengers who go in to panic when I loom near them. I want the choice to sit by the emergency doors. I want to put the arm rest down.

I want to engage with children again without them asking why I am so big/fat

I want my clothes to fit on the drying maiden again.

I want to sit on any chair

I want to go out without panicking, feeling a million dollars and stare people in the eye

I want a new knee and be able to get off the floor without crawling to the door frame and pulling myself up.

I really want to sit in my husbands lap again

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I always said that being morbidly obese had hundreds of different small inconveniences and downsides that just added up every day. 150+ lbs down and I have a whole list, some things I didn’t even realize were possible
Fitting into my wedding rings
Wearing straight size clothing, and being able to actually wear hot weather clothing
My thighs not rubbing against each other
Feeling energized and athletic, and excited to do things instead of dreading what I can’t do. I don’t feel exhausted by just hauling around my body all day.
Not being humiliated by pictures of myself
Yes, people treat you better when you’re normal sized. And yes, I’ll probably feel bitter about that forever.
Not having kids ask if I’m pregnant anymore!
And just a million other things. Just small realizations throughout the day of dumb, small stuff. I can fit in this small toilet stall, I can wear high heels and they don’t hurt, I can make a doctor appointment for something and have them take me seriously, etc. I could list things all day.

Surgery and losing the weight is 100% worth it. I still have 21.4 lbs to lose to goal, and even still I feel amazing each day.

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On 08/04/2021 at 22:17, blackcatsandbaddecisions said:

I always said that being morbidly obese had hundreds of different small inconveniences and downsides that just added up every day. 150+ lbs down and I have a whole list, some things I didn’t even realize were possible

Fitting into my wedding rings

Wearing straight size clothing, and being able to actually wear hot weather clothing

My thighs not rubbing against each other

Feeling energized and athletic, and excited to do things instead of dreading what I can’t do. I don’t feel exhausted by just hauling around my body all day.

Not being humiliated by pictures of myself

Yes, people treat you better when you’re normal sized. And yes, I’ll probably feel bitter about that forever.

Not having kids ask if I’m pregnant anymore!

And just a million other things. Just small realizations throughout the day of dumb, small stuff. I can fit in this small toilet stall, I can wear high heels and they don’t hurt, I can make a doctor appointment for something and have them take me seriously, etc. I could list things all day.



Surgery and losing the weight is 100% worth it. I still have 21.4 lbs to lose to goal, and even still I feel amazing each day.



All of this! The part about making dr appts really resonated with me. I’ve caught myself so many times avoiding the dr when I know I should go because of past experiences of not being taken seriously, having everything blamed on my weight, snide comments from drs, etc.

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23 hours ago, Kaguragetshealthy_87 said:

I want to kayaking and ride a seadoo. I want to ride a horse and stop having so much anxiety on whether people like me or not because I'm so big.

Because I am having trouble with dieting during this preop I wanted to add a few things:

Bending down to tie my shoes and not experiencing horrible side cramps

Not worrying about if I can fit into an uber or someone else's car

Wearing athletic shoes, in school the kids always said my shoes were leaning over

Walking on campus at a regular pace with coworkers and not sweating or being winded

Being able to fit on rides, go to concerts and not have to shimmy walk at the theaters

Working on a core that's strong enough where I can get up off of the floor without flailing around

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Thanks!! I needed this post today!! Surgery is Monday and I've been talking myself into and out of it 100 times a day.

Not hating myself in pictures.

Dumping the CPAP machine (which I just got because of pre-surgery testing)

I want my husband to be able to pick me up.

Feel like I look good in clothes and not so self-conscious.

Not doing a quick survey of a restaurant, concert, plane, etc., to see if I'll fit somewhere. We can usually do a booth but some places are just too tight.

Not feeling self-conscious ALWAYS...not just in clothes.

Not walking into a store (Ulta, Sephora, any "regular" clothing store) and not feeling like people are looking at me like 'What are YOU doing here?"

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Almost 100 pounds down and there are the changes I was expecting and excited for and some surprise ones!! Basic things like shaving are SO much easier! Sitting ay my desk with my legs crossed comfortably. Not being winded from doing menial tasks. Not being scared to go to the doctor because they were just going to tell me all my problems were my weight. Not shuddering when I see pictures of myself! The list goes on and on and I suspect will continue to grow as I lose the reming weight!

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On 8/3/2021 at 5:00 PM, lizonaplane said:

I finally got my surgery date

Congrats! Excited for you!! 😊

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I'm looking forward to meeting up with old friends and not feeling embarrassed. I was at the point where I wanted to skip get togethers with my high school and college friends, not because they are critical at all, but I was just ashamed the way I looked. Now hopefully I will be able to look forward to those events instead of wanting to avoid them.

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There’s so many to list.
- not having the bone pain from excess weight

- not being on a list of medications

-being able to cross my legs again

-being able to walk more without pain or sweating up a storm ..ugh

-being able to cruise again without thinking I won’t be able to walk the ports

- being more active

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