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My NSV this week was another trip with clothes to Goodwill. This time they were size 12's that are too big! A year ago I was in 22's and would have killed to fit into 12 jeans. Now the 12's are off for someone else. Un- fricking- real! I'm SO grateful for this tool. 

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Even if you don't have one this week, come back and let us know when you do!     For me this week it was a NSV pointed out by my dad:   We were heading down to a relatives - my mom driving, me in

Great NSV!   I played the Kinecks today with my teenage son... it takes your picture at times. Later on he was looking them up on line (They are not the best quality) and I asked him who THAT person

Dancing! Dancing! Did I say I was doing the happy dance???!!!!! I just got my first labs - I'm five months out. Vitamin D was a smidge low, but all the rest are normal But wait, there's more... M

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I'm currently staying with my brother and SIL. Due to a very difficult family health situation (her mother, not my immediate family thankfully), I've been doing all the shopping cooking etc so she can spend this valuable time with her mother when not working. Today I decided to tackle her washing. While hanging her clothes out, I couldn't help but think how huge her clothes are. After a few minutes the realisation hit that the clothes I was hanging out were actually my own hand me downs!!!! I wasn't tempted at all to try any on but it sure was a huge reality check on just how big I was....and these were clothes from just before my surgery when I was already about 100 lbs below my highest weight!!!!

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2 hours ago, Aussie Bear said:

I'm currently staying with my brother and SIL. Due to a very difficult family health situation (her mother, not my immediate family thankfully), I've been doing all the shopping cooking etc so she can spend this valuable time with her mother when not working. Today I decided to tackle her washing. While hanging her clothes out, I couldn't help but think how huge her clothes are. After a few minutes the realisation hit that the clothes I was hanging out were actually my own hand me downs!!!! I wasn't tempted at all to try any on but it sure was a huge reality check on just how big I was....and these were clothes from just before my surgery when I was already about 100 lbs below my highest weight!!!!

Accidental NSV! 

Good for you for taking care of your family when they need it. That’s very sweet of you. What a wonderful gift for your SIL - cherished time with her mother.

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3 weeks of vacation, 2 of which were on a cruise ship with ridiculous amounts of temptation and sinful foods (which BurgundyBoy is ill-equipped to resist). 

Lost 2 lbs. :D

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7 minutes ago, BurgundyBoy said:

3 weeks of vacation, 2 of which were on a cruise ship with ridiculous amounts of temptation and sinful foods (which BurgundyBoy is ill-equipped to resist). 

Lost 2 lbs. :D

Yes, this is the first time in my life when vacation does not equal weight gain! Just got back from 3 weeks in the US, and zero change. Blows my mind. I always wondered how “regular people” managed to do that...

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Today I walked my daughter to school and then rode my bike to work, and I'm planning to ride it across town for a meeting this afternoon. 

This would have been not just unpleasant a year ago, but impossible. A ride that takes me 20 minutes would have taken an hour and would have been MISERABLE. Now it is not a big deal. It's just what I do. It's how I get around now. 

Also hills don't even LOOK as big now. Haha! 

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2 hours ago, BurgundyBoy said:

3 weeks of vacation, 2 of which were on a cruise ship with ridiculous amounts of temptation and sinful foods (which BurgundyBoy is ill-equipped to resist). 

Lost 2 lbs. :D

@BurgundyBoy Well done!

I was thinking about your transformation the other day. With all due respect to you and perfect wife, you look smashing IRL. I can’t believe what a difference a year makes, Slim. I’m sure that perfect wife appreciated the arm candy on vacay. :rolleyes:

I hope that’s not out of line. I feel a little bit like a creeper bringing it up but it had to be said. 

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On 8/6/2018 at 11:22 PM, Aussie Bear said:

I'm currently staying with my brother and SIL. Due to a very difficult family health situation (her mother, not my immediate family thankfully), I've been doing all the shopping cooking etc so she can spend this valuable time with her mother when not working. Today I decided to tackle her washing. While hanging her clothes out, I couldn't help but think how huge her clothes are. After a few minutes the realisation hit that the clothes I was hanging out were actually my own hand me downs!!!! I wasn't tempted at all to try any on but it sure was a huge reality check on just how big I was....and these were clothes from just before my surgery when I was already about 100 lbs below my highest weight!!!!

@Aussie Bear What a shock! I bet you nearly fell to the ground when you came to the realization. It must feel good to fold those clothes away for someone else and not for yourself. 

I hope your brother and sister in law are doing well. xo

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13 minutes ago, NerdyToothpick said:

@BurgundyBoy Well done!

I was thinking about your transformation the other day. With all due respect to you and perfect wife, you look smashing IRL. I can’t believe what a difference a year makes, Slim. I’m sure that perfect wife appreciated the arm candy on vacay. :rolleyes:

I hope that’s not out of line. I feel a little bit like a creeper bringing it up but it had to be said. 

Nah, not creepy, and thank you for the complement. My Perfect Wife does like her accessories, including me, to look ship-shape. 

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On 8/6/2018 at 11:22 PM, Aussie Bear said:

I'm currently staying with my brother and SIL. Due to a very difficult family health situation (her mother, not my immediate family thankfully), I've been doing all the shopping cooking etc so she can spend this valuable time with her mother when not working. Today I decided to tackle her washing. While hanging her clothes out, I couldn't help but think how huge her clothes are. After a few minutes the realisation hit that the clothes I was hanging out were actually my own hand me downs!!!! I wasn't tempted at all to try any on but it sure was a huge reality check on just how big I was....and these were clothes from just before my surgery when I was already about 100 lbs below my highest weight!!!!

This is deja vu .... all over again. What a lovely NSV.

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For the last two weeks, I’ve been potty training. K has not made this easy and I’m going crazy. I would normally drown myself in food at times like these. I would use a secret credit card to charge takeout and shove it down my gullet. I would even eat foods I didn’t like just to participate in the act of eating. I justified my choices by ordering from organic/vegetarian/sushi places. Overeating food marketed as healthy is still overeating. 

Last week, my SIL came to town with her twin sister. We went out to dinner and between us we had five children. Three of the kids were under three years old. Katya is not good at sitting down, so she kept trying to leave the restaurant. It didn’t help that her 3 year old cousin kept trying to escape with her. 

My food was sitting in front of me, untouched. My pre WLS attitude would have been to scarf every thing down so I could have something in my belly. I had a moment of Zen when I realized that I couldn’t be part of a child wrangling team, be in the midst of potty training, enjoy my company and eat. I asked for my food to be boxed up and I had a few bites of apps and the kids leftovers. For once I wasn’t focused on the food but rather focused on people. I love my SIL and her twin. I had a great time with them and zero food guilt. Plus, I had three meals worth of food to take home! ;)

 

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I am preparing to move 12 hours south in October and tonight was a company outing at a baseball game. There is a Ferris wheel that I have wanted to ride for years but never would out of fear I would embarrass myself because I was too big. 

I checked it off the list. And the entire thing didn't come crashing down!

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I got asked today by the elderly gentleman that lives on the corner of my street if I knew what happened to the woman that lived in my house a couple of years ago that was married to the guy he described ( my hubby). LOL you should have seen the reaction when I said that woman was me and I'd lived in the same house for 15 years now!!!! He really had no idea he was talking about me. Just as well he's a real gentleman and hadn't said anything rude.

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So this past weekend i took my son to kings island for one last summer adventure before i had my picc line placed for tpn. I was amazed that i was able to fit on all the rides with ease. It was an awesome feeling because i still struggle everday to not see myself as 325 pounds anymore. 

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I did a Power Red blood donation last week and the girl working the snack table afterwards handed me a bag of mini oreos as I was leaving.  I have mentioned many times on here that Oreos are one of my trigger foods so I avoid them.  I didn't make a fuss, just kept walking and went back to my office, intending to give them away.  I got busy and they ended up shoved in a desk drawer, just so I wasn't staring at them.  Guess what, they are still there!  I forgot all about them and just now came across them.  This is huge people!  First time in my life Oreos have remained intact in my presence lol.  They will promptly be given away but I just needed to share that perhaps they don't have quite as much power over me as they once did.

Or maybe I'm just getting forgetful, hmmmm

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33 minutes ago, msmarymac said:

I did a Power Red blood donation last week and the girl working the snack table afterwards handed me a bag of mini oreos as I was leaving.  I have mentioned many times on here that Oreos are one of my trigger foods so I avoid them.  I didn't make a fuss, just kept walking and went back to my office, intending to give them away.  I got busy and they ended up shoved in a desk drawer, just so I wasn't staring at them.  Guess what, they are still there!  I forgot all about them and just now came across them.  This is huge people!  First time in my life Oreos have remained intact in my presence lol.  They will promptly be given away but I just needed to share that perhaps they don't have quite as much power over me as they once did.

Or maybe I'm just getting forgetful, hmmmm

That IS great!!!  Good for you!  Now go give them away or toss them ;)

 

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On 8/20/2018 at 11:55 PM, Aussie Bear said:

I got asked today by the elderly gentleman that lives on the corner of my street if I knew what happened to the woman that lived in my house a couple of years ago that was married to the guy he described ( my hubby). LOL you should have seen the reaction when I said that woman was me and I'd lived in the same house for 15 years now!!!! He really had no idea he was talking about me. Just as well he's a real gentleman and hadn't said anything rude.

That is hysterical...And wonderful at the same time!!!    Wonder if your hubby ever wonders what happened to that woman, or if he is just content to keep living with the one he is with now...haha!

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On 8/21/2018 at 8:16 PM, ktallon said:

So this past weekend i took my son to kings island for one last summer adventure before i had my picc line placed for tpn. I was amazed that i was able to fit on all the rides with ease. It was an awesome feeling because i still struggle everday to not see myself as 325 pounds anymore. 

That sounds fun!  Hope all went well with the PICC line placement!

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On 8/19/2018 at 10:56 PM, KMFL28 said:

I am preparing to move 12 hours south in October and tonight was a company outing at a baseball game. There is a Ferris wheel that I have wanted to ride for years but never would out of fear I would embarrass myself because I was too big. 

I checked it off the list. And the entire thing didn't come crashing down!

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Great and congrats on the upcoming move. I love that the Ferris wheel didnt come crashing down and roll down the street (threatening to crush all the skinny minis in its path) as it could in your imagination!! Haha!

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On 8/17/2018 at 1:22 PM, NerdyToothpick said:

For the last two weeks, I’ve been potty training. K has not made this easy and I’m going crazy. I would normally drown myself in food at times like these. I would use a secret credit card to charge takeout and shove it down my gullet. I would even eat foods I didn’t like just to participate in the act of eating. I justified my choices by ordering from organic/vegetarian/sushi places. Overeating food marketed as healthy is still overeating. 

Last week, my SIL came to town with her twin sister. We went out to dinner and between us we had five children. Three of the kids were under three years old. Katya is not good at sitting down, so she kept trying to leave the restaurant. It didn’t help that her 3 year old cousin kept trying to escape with her. 

My food was sitting in front of me, untouched. My pre WLS attitude would have been to scarf every thing down so I could have something in my belly. I had a moment of Zen when I realized that I couldn’t be part of a child wrangling team, be in the midst of potty training, enjoy my company and eat. I asked for my food to be boxed up and I had a few bites of apps and the kids leftovers. For once I wasn’t focused on the food but rather focused on people. I love my SIL and her twin. I had a great time with them and zero food guilt. Plus, I had three meals worth of food to take home! ;)

 

How is potty training going?  My son (on the spectrum) had a difficult time w/ it....IM me if you want, i’ll fill you in more

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A couple of interesting things happened to me this weekend

my dad’s sister passed and we went to her service this weekend.  I rode up with my parents and sister and we met my brother up there.  My sister has always been the tiny sister forEVER.  When we were little, even though she was 2 yr older than me, my mom  dressed us alike and we were always asked if we were twins (I was younger but her height and weight...eventually i passed her weight by a ton and they stopped asking!  Then I just became the big sister and she was the tiny sister).  It was a hard thing to live with....she was so tiny (so 0 or 1 tiny and I was the size 14 fatty...which in retrospect is amazing that I was a 14 and felt sooooo fat!).  Anyway, we were sitting on the hotel sofa and my sister remarked at how small my legs were....then she (not me) brought her leg over next to mine to compare and lo and behold for the first time in my 51 years, I was SMALLER THAN MY TINY SISTER!!!!  I was literally speechless and trying to not react bc I know how hard it is being the bigger one, I just ignored it but my insides were leaping up and down screaming!!!!! I love my sister and it wasn’t a put down but man, what an accomplishment!!!  I knew YOU guys would understand...no viciousness, just glory in my accomplishment!  Later after getting out of the pool (yes, another accomplishment, putting on a bathing suit in public), I was stilling in the room and my mom remarked about my bony knees...we compared all of our knees and feet and turns out my brother and sister have very flat, wide knees and puffy fat feet like my mom and I have bony knees and you can see the tendons in my feet like my dad!  I WAS a skinnny person under all that fat after all......HUGE HUGE DISCOVERY!!!!

Then we went to the service and it was an outdoor celebration and we got a cousin pic taken (I wasn’t ashamed to be seen like I would have been 85# ago!) and I must say I looked really good! ;)  I didn’t have that panic of thinking “Crap, I have to lost 50# this week before I can see everyone again!”  I just went and enjoyed seeing every one again (my cousins I haven’t seen since our wedding, 34 yrs ago!!!). It is SUCH a good feeling to not worry about how I look but just relax and enjoy the company of those around me.....such a LIFE CHANGER!!!!

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5 hours ago, CheeringCJ said:

That is hysterical...And wonderful at the same time!!!    Wonder if your hubby ever wonders what happened to that woman, or if he is just content to keep living with the one he is with now...haha!

My hubby died in the run up to my surgery CJ. My surgery was delayed by my surgeon when my husband died, he wouldn't allow me to make that kind of decision.....probably more to the point the commitment to lifestyle change.....at such a stressful time. The appointment where I was to give my decision was a mere 5 days after he died.

That said my hubby always sabotaged my weightloss attempts. I met him shortly after my original surgery and he ended that weightloss, and kept up the sabotage on every attempt at weightloss that came after that. I have no doubt whatsoever that I would not have been as successful as I have so far if he were still in my life.....harsh but true!

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5 hours ago, CheeringCJ said:

My sister has always been the tiny sister forEVER.  When we were little, even though she was 2 yr older than me, my mom  dressed us alike and we were always asked if we were twins (I was younger but her height and weight...eventually i passed her weight by a ton and they stopped asking!  Then I just became the big sister and she was the tiny sister).  It was a hard thing to live with....she was so tiny (so 0 or 1 tiny and I was the size 14 fatty...which in retrospect is amazing that I was a 14 and felt sooooo fat!).  Anyway, we were sitting on the hotel sofa and my sister remarked at how small my legs were....then she (not me) brought her leg over next to mine to compare and lo and behold for the first time in my 51 years, I was SMALLER THAN MY TINY SISTER!!!!  I was literally speechless and trying to not react bc I know how hard it is being the bigger one, I just ignored it but my insides were leaping up and down screaming!!!!! I love my sister and it wasn’t a put down but man, what an accomplishment!!!  I knew YOU guys would understand...no viciousness, just glory in my accomplishment!  

Ditto CJ, only I have two older sisters who until now we're always smaller than me. The middle sister is planning for her revision now.  I'll be seeing all my family at my mother's 90th birthday in about 6 weeks. Not only will I be the skinniest sister, I'll likely be as small as my skinnyist nieces. I'll be doing secret cartwheels in my head that day.

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2 hours ago, Aussie Bear said:

My hubby died in the run up to my surgery CJ. My surgery was delayed by my surgeon when my husband died, he wouldn't allow me to make that kind of decision.....probably more to the point the commitment to lifestyle change.....at such a stressful time. The appointment where I was to give my decision was a mere 5 days after he died.

That said my hubby always sabotaged my weightloss attempts. I met him shortly after my original surgery and he ended that weightloss, and kept up the sabotage on every attempt at weightloss that came after that. I have no doubt whatsoever that I would not have been as successful as I have so far if he were still in my life.....harsh but true!

Yikes, I did know that, I forgot....sorry! 

I'm sorry for having to go through his loss, but I am.glad.you found the new you after it all!!!

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