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This morning I received a green jacket I found on Ebay last week. When I held it up, I thought "This is a child's jacket!!" I checked the label and saw that the size was indeed Large, but then I said to myself, "Yeah, a large child, maybe." But I thought I should at least try it on to see if there was any way I could keep it in case I lost another 60 pounds. Then the magic happened. I put it on and it fit! I couldn't believe it. We really do have warped visions of ourselves, don't we? I really did think I was at least 60 pounds beyond what the jacket would fit. Mind blown.

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I tried to update my side panel (weight lost, current weight) but searched and searched and couldn't figure out how to do it. So for those who wondered, my current weight is 160 at 5.5 months post-op. I've lost a total of 60 pounds from highest weight, and 40 since surgery. If someone could give me instructions how to update my side panel, I'd be grateful. Maybe it's not possible on a laptop computer. I realize most people these days use a cell phone app to get to this forum.

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32 minutes ago, SacB said:

I tried to update my side panel (weight lost, current weight) but searched and searched and couldn't figure out how to do it. So for those who wondered, my current weight is 160 at 5.5 months post-op. I've lost a total of 60 pounds from highest weight, and 40 since surgery. If someone could give me instructions how to update my side panel, I'd be grateful. Maybe it's not possible on a laptop computer. I realize most people these days use a cell phone app to get to this forum.

Log in, click your username up at the top of the screen, click "Profile", and then click "Edit Profile" (for me, it shows up in the box toward the very top, right under the green banner selling things. lol) Hope that helps! :)

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1 hour ago, SarahByNumbers said:

Log in, click your username up at the top of the screen, click "Profile", and then click "Edit Profile" (for me, it shows up in the box toward the very top, right under the green banner selling things. lol) Hope that helps! :)

That doesn't work on a laptop. Reason: my username is not clickable. I did find a way to get to my profile, but editing it excludes the statistics section. So I picked up my Android cell phone and tried to download a BariatricPal cell phone app from the Play Store. I can only find an app for the BariatricPal Store, which does not seem to have any links to this forum. So I'm feeling very out of sorts over this. It's hard being so old and not being up to speed on current technology. I'm great on a laptop computer, but when it comes to any other tech I'm a real loser.

Again, my username is NOT clickable. If anyone can help me update my side panel by another route, I'm all ears.

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I use the 'together we have lost' panel to the right of the posts on every thread. Wouldn't have a clue how to work it otherwise!

I love your jacket story too - relatable for most of us!!!!

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Spinoza, I never even noticed that before!! I usually go to my profile, then scroll to my surgery, then left side offers options, click progress, and then I can edit. So much easier using the together we have lost.....

Also, SacB, so well done. It's so weird, right? I went shopping today for clothes, first time since I started losing weight, I've been shopping in my closet but I've run out now. It was so much fun.

Edited by Lily2024

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That's a great story @SacB! I think that about my pants when I hold them up... Those couldn't possibly fit me, but, they do! And @SarahByNumbers, your kitty has great taste in music!

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On 3/11/2024 at 4:50 PM, SacB said:

Yeah, a large child, maybe

So funny! Congratulations on your progress ❤️

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I love this story! Yes, it's funny how "off" my eyes can be sometimes. Just yesterday I was shocked when I fit into new pants that looked WAY too small. This is such a fun process, especially since for so long it was the other way around (not fitting into clothes that looked huge).

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