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YA'LL.... I am officially in a size XL (also known as a 1x).

It's one thing to be pretty sure (when you don't actually have that size but the one above it is too big, so you assume) and it's another to put it on and it fits PERFECTLY. Tops AND bottoms.

And the size 6 rings are starting to get a little loose. I have 18 pounds to go to hit my goal weight (I weigh 213 right now), and I wonder if I'll be in a 5 1/2 by then!!!

The last 30 pounds have been a REAL fight to get off, but seeing the changes in my body and clothes has been amazing and fun. I feel so much better, I can do so many more things, I look so much better, and on a fun note, I went to a higher end thrift store to get some clothes and I was SOOOO overwhelmed by the choices in my new size!!! I started off as a size 28/30 (5x) and would literally just take whatever I could find in my size. Now, there's so many styles and designs and colors and brands lol It's been almost 30 years since I've been this size. I had literally no idea how fun it could be to go clothing shopping!!!

And can I just say, my latest blood work shows my A1c is 5.5, fasting blood sugar is 98 and non fasting is 109, and all the rest of my numbers are literally perfect!!! This past weekend, my son and I went on a 8 mile hike, and other than being tired at the end, I didn't have any issues!!!

This surgery is literally the best thing I've ever done for myself and my family. Even with all the complications, the revision, the hernia surgery and THOSE complications....I would do it all again to get where I am now. 18 more pounds to go and I'M THERE, ya'll!!!!! OMGGGG!!!!!!

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Ahh I am so so happy for you! What an amazing milestone, and the happiness is clear to see on your face. You are looking amazing!

I am beyond proud of you - congratulations! 💕🎉

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10 minutes ago, Bypass2Freedom said:

Ahh I am so so happy for you! What an amazing milestone, and the happiness is clear to see on your face. You are looking amazing!

I am beyond proud of you - congratulations! 💕🎉

Thank you!!! It's been QUITE the journey lol But I wouldn't change a thing. I honestly never thought I would get this close to my goal weight. And while the last 30 pounds have really been fighting me, I'm DETERMINED to get where I want to be. Even if I go up 5 pounds or so (which I know is normal) once I hit my goal, I just want to get there, see myself in ONEderland, and know that I really did it. I find myself changing things up periodically to "confuse" my body, an when I do, I drop another 2 or 3 pounds. So i know it's working. It's just annoying that it goes so slow at the end LOL

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1 minute ago, SleeveToBypass2023 said:

Thank you!!! It's been QUITE the journey lol But I wouldn't change a thing. I honestly never thought I would get this close to my goal weight. And while the last 30 pounds have really been fighting me, I'm DETERMINED to get where I want to be. Even if I go up 5 pounds or so (which I know is normal) once I hit my goal, I just want to get there, see myself in ONEderland, and know that I really did it. I find myself changing things up periodically to "confuse" my body, an when I do, I drop another 2 or 3 pounds. So i know it's working. It's just annoying that it goes so slow at the end LOL

I can only imagine how hard it has been for you - I have seen some of the other posts you have made, and it sounds like you've really been put through the ringer. You're a very strong person!

I am sure your goal will come around sooner rather than later - determination and grit will get you there, and you have mountains of both it would seem!

I am so looking forward to being able to join in with these kinds of discussions once I have had my surgery 🤞

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Congratulations and great work! I hope you don’t get too hung up on the number on the scale because holy moly, look at your long list of non-scale victories! If you are happy with the way you feel, the way you look, and your health, I’d call that a win.

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2 minutes ago, BigSue said:

Congratulations and great work! I hope you don’t get too hung up on the number on the scale because holy moly, look at your long list of non-scale victories! If you are happy with the way you feel, the way you look, and your health, I’d call that a win.

I 100% count everything as a win. I can't remember the last time I was this happy and felt this good.

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Your happiness is contagious -- I'm smiling because I'm just so happy for you !!!!!!!!!!!!!! One of my big goals is to have my wedding ring fit again . I'm almost there ! I'm wearing rings my husband gave me when I was 16 now . They fit ! As for clothes - the world is my oyster - I finally have a choice :) Alittle off topic - about 15 years ago I worked at a place that required uniforms - and the shirt HAD to be TUCKED IN. I was embarrassed every day of work. I always used my top to cover my stomach . Even though my stomach has shrunk quite a bit , I don't think I'll ever be confident enough to tuck my shirt in !

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You look amazing my bariatricpal friend. I especially love the cornflower blue outfit on you. Onederland feels so good, go get it because you really do deserve it.

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You're looking great, and it's fantastic how the scale keeps inching in the right direction! And congrats on the excellent lab results!

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You have done amazingly, through all of the setbacks you never gave up. So happy to hear you so happy with your new life 😍 I am absolutely gunning for you to take a well-deserved trip to onderland!

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OMG I am so excited for you!! You look amazing and so healthy and happy, it really shows! You have been working so hard towards your goal and to see the difference in your shape AND in your clothing size is so rewarding! I love this so much!!

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Thank you all so so much!!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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