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It took one year and two weeks post surgery (plus 7 months pre-surgery), but today, nekked, on my own scale, I hit ONEderland, 199.6 lbs. Yipee! I know it's transitory and I'll bounce back and forth for a while, but this is the first time my scale has shown under 200 lbs for about 25 years. I've gone from a size 30-32 to an 18-20.

My hair is growing back. My brother is moving back home after 30+ years as an expat. I've booked a southern Caribbean cruise for April and he's going with me. All is good!

Just when I finally got all skinny leg pants, I discovered that the "in" style is again baggies. Well, there are some things you just can't win.

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awesome! that is great. I was wondering what pant size I would be and this is helpful because I am starting my journey in a size 28.

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2 hours ago, Sunnyway said:

It took one year and two weeks post surgery (plus 7 months pre-surgery), but today, nekked, on my own scale, I hit ONEderland, 199.6 lbs. Yipee! I know it's transitory and I'll bounce back and forth for a while, but this is the first time my scale has shown under 200 lbs for about 25 years. I've gone from a size 30-32 to an 18-20.

My hair is growing back. My brother is moving back home after 30+ years as an expat. I've booked a southern Caribbean cruise for April and he's going with me. All is good!

Just when I finally got all skinny leg pants, I discovered that the "in" style is again baggies. Well, there are some things you just can't win.

before.jpg.eb5b21ad9963b2beee4be78089a90e1c.jpg onederland.jpg.95ef4a0486d5ba1a041c583eb5958cc5.jpg

Yay!!!

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wow - so many positive things happening in your life right now! That's fantastic! And congrats on your loss - you look great!!

and re; tight pants - they'll never be able to get me out of leggings! I'm built like a linebacker (broad shoulders, broad chest, muscular arms, no waistline) - and have no butt, no hips, and thin thighs. So I tend to gravitate toward slightly oversized tops (preferably with a V-neck so I don't have a huge horizontal span across my chest), and leggings, since the bottom half of me is fine - as in perfectly normal (even on the thin side). Then people are more apt to notice my legs first (at least, I hope so!). If I wear skirts, or dresses, or baggy pants, I look at least 10 lbs heavier than I am. So - no baggy pants for me! (besides, I'm in my 60s - I don't give a hoot about what's in style any more!)

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Congratulations! I just wear what looks good on me, boot cuts and flair pants and skirts. My top is skinny and my bottom half is a whole size larger. Thank you POC for helping me embrace my big butt! You look so much healthier and I hope you too embrace your unique body.

PS This can be ignored. I scoured YouTube to learn how to buy clothes that would flatter me, not just cover me up. Kibbe types helped and color analysis (did mine over time with a friend while thrifting). Again, wear what makes YOU happy. Said friend is now wearing tutus with cowboy boots:)

You’re doing awesome! I hope you keep making plans for the future!

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Whoop Whoop what an achievement. You should be royally proud of yourself. Round of applause coming your way

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Oh wow - look at you! huge congrats for getting to where you are now, and best of luck for reaching the end of your journey!

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You look fantastic!

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Congratulations @Sunnyway. What a way to start this new year. There’ll be even more wonderful things ahead of you.

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19 hours ago, catwoman7 said:

wow - so many positive things happening in your life right now! That's fantastic! And congrats on your loss - you look great!!

and re; tight pants - they'll never be able to get me out of leggings! I'm built like a linebacker (broad shoulders, broad chest, muscular arms, no waistline) - and have no butt, no hips, and thin thighs. So I tend to gravitate toward slightly oversized tops (preferably with a V-neck so I don't have a huge horizontal span across my chest), and leggings, since the bottom half of me is fine - as in perfectly normal (even on the thin side). Then people are more apt to notice my legs first (at least, I hope so!). If I wear skirts, or dresses, or baggy pants, I look at least 10 lbs heavier than I am. So - no baggy pants for me! (besides, I'm in my 60s - I don't give a hoot about what's in style any more!)

yeaaa, I am built the same way. Even at my biggest, I always carried my weight in my torso with skinny legs. It is like a Elephant on stilts. UHG! lol

Now, I am just straight... like a thick green bean no shape what so ever. Oh well. at least I am healthier and smaller!

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FANTASTIC! Be super proud of yourself!!!

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