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So I am around 6 weeks post surgery I think! Seems like it has been so much longer!

I have found that my restriction recently has been annoyingly high. I just have 0 interest in eating, and when I do take a bite it takes a while for me to get into it - I feel full quickly, which was something I wasn't struggling with a couple of weeks ago!

I have started going back to the gym as of last week, and I am nervous but excited. Quickly realised my body is a lot weaker than it used to be 😅 I did 3 x 10 sets of squats and was walking like a cowboy for 4 days 🤣

I want to try swimming but I am nervous about wearing a swimming costume if I am honest, even though I can tell my clothes are bigger on me!

Which is another thing...stuff just isn't fitting right! I was excited for this part, but I didn't think it would be annoying 😂 I can't wait to buy new stuff!

Thanks for reading my useless waffle ❤️

Edited by Bypass2Freedom

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It’s great to get your thoughts down as it gives you something to look back on. I bet it’s overwhelming sometimes to see how quickly the changes occur so you will need time to catch your breath and revel in your successes. Well done with the gym, I can’t wait to go again myself 🏋️♀️ As for swimming - try to get a new swimming costume that makes you feel positive and just go for it. Don’t worry about anyone or anything else, just concentrate on yourself and remember that you’re doing a great job of looking after your body and your mind. That can be difficult to get used to when we haven’t really paid positive attentions to ourselves for a long time.

Keep up the great work 👏👏👏

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swimming costume = bathing suit, and useless waffle = rambling...right?? Did I get it???

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11 minutes ago, SleeveToBypass2023 said:

swimming costume = bathing suit, and useless waffle = rambling...right?? Did I get it???

Yay! You got it!!

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13 hours ago, MrsFitz said:

Yay! You got it!!

And they say you can't teach an old dog new tricks.....

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13 hours ago, SleeveToBypass2023 said:

swimming costume = bathing suit, and useless waffle = rambling...right?? Did I get it???

It took me a second for that to compute too. I am never going to say bathing suit again now though!!

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There is a reel on tik tok that really hit close to home with me where this lady is at Disney world and she begins it with something like i am wearing shorts in Disney and you will NOT believe some of the things people are saying to me…. Just when you expect her to repeat all these nasty comments and rude looks she says ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. No one really cares!! I’m sure I’m not recalling it verbatim but the point is that (for the most part) we are the only ones that are thinking about what we look like when we are dressed in the appropriate attire for an activity. I second getting a new costume if you can afford it but either way don’t let what others think keep you from living your life.

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To further add to your confusing vocabulary from other countries @SleeveToBypass2023, we call them togs, cossies, swimmers or bathers in Australia. It depends upon what state you live in or what school you went to. 😁

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1 hour ago, Arabesque said:

To further add to your confusing vocabulary from other countries @SleeveToBypass2023, we call them togs, cossies, swimmers or bathers in Australia. It depends upon what state you live in or what school you went to. 😁

OMG I never even thought about the Australian lingo. I'll never learn that lol You guys have the MOST....unique....vocabulary lol

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Thank you everyone for your replies! I think I am gonna have to branch out and just get a new bathing suit 😋

I also love that everyone is having a discussion around dialect :P

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I'm from the South. and if I start lettin ya'll know some of the stuff we say, you'd be twice as confused as I am about your vocabulary lol

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Please do enlighten us! 😂

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bless yer heart = you're an idiot

yonto = do you want to

ya'll = you all

gimme some sugar = give me a kiss

touched in the head = crazy

use-ta-could = use to be able to

ain't = am not or isn't

you best not = you better not

The list goes on and on lol And the madder I get, the thicker my accent gets LMAO And don't ask us for directions, cuz WE know what we're talkin about but you'll never figure out where we're directing you to go LMAO

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On 7/1/2024 at 4:24 AM, Bypass2Freedom said:

Which is another thing...stuff just isn't fitting right! I was excited for this part, but I didn't think it would be annoying 😂 I can't wait to buy new stuff!

Happy 6wk anniversary!! :D

It doesn't help in the bathing suit / swimming costume part of things (cause those often have to fit more snuggly to prevent flashing other swimmers), but for clothing I've found some fantastic clips to help when you're mid-size, or don't want to spend too much while you're still losing so quickly. Cardigan clips with rubber / silicone teeth (so they don't harm the fabric). I used to only see the fancy ones for the front of cardigans, but there's a bunch of elasticized fabric ones online that are much more comfortable on the back of a loose shirt to make it a bit more form fitting. I've still had to buy a few items here and there (which is honestly part of the 'hurrah' for losing weight anyway), but it's helped me fit into some tops better without having to sew them.

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39 minutes ago, SleeveToBypass2023 said:

bless yer heart = you're an idiot

yonto = do you want to

ya'll = you all

gimme some sugar = give me a kiss

touched in the head = crazy

use-ta-could = use to be able to

ain't = am not or isn't

you best not = you better not

The list goes on and on lol And the madder I get, the thicker my accent gets LMAO And don't ask us for directions, cuz WE know what we're talkin about but you'll never figure out where we're directing you to go LMAO

I love all of these 😂

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