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Partlypollyanna
on 8/16/18 8:15 pm
RNY on 02/14/18
Topic: RE: Life After Lane Bryant's

That's a great idea!!

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:186.7 GW: 143

M1-23; M2-19; M3-13.9; M4-15.8; M-5-12.3; M6-9.5; M7-?

Jen

Greateight
on 8/16/18 7:49 pm
RNY on 08/29/18
Topic: RE: Can we talk? Obesity and Career Choices

I have seen both sides of this. In my current firm (last 20 years), I have never once had issues and have always felt supported by my colleagues and leaders.

At my previous firm, many discussions about when i was going to be promoted seemed to morph into discussions about when was i going to lose weight because "they were concerned about my health".

As I get older I find it harder to meet my own expectations for work because of the physical toll of decades of obesity.

Jim Age 52 Height 6 Feet HW 344 SW

NYMom222
on 8/16/18 7:15 pm
RNY on 07/23/14
Topic: RE: Life After Lane Bryant's

Actually one of the sales women at Soma gave me great advice as I was losing. She said to buy the next size down and then buy a bra extender. It gave me more inches to work with before I would need a new bra. Great advice because they are expensive.

I remember a Soma store was one of the first places I got excited about being a normal size. They had summer dresses out, and she kept bringing me size Larges. They fit and all I could think is - She thinks I am a large.

Cynthia 5'11" RNY 7/23/2014

Maintaining a 220lb Weight Loss
Plastic Surgery Dr. Joseph Michaels - LBL and Hernia Repair 2/29/16, Arm Lift, BL, 5/2/16, Leg Lift 7/25/16

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Partlypollyanna
on 8/16/18 6:16 pm
RNY on 02/14/18
Topic: RE: Article Share: Roxane Gay

Julia, I am so sorry you've had to deal with that. I'm so sorry you didn't get the support you needed and deserved when this happened to you. You are stronger than you realize to come through all that and also to share your story with us all. Sending you a virtual hug and support.

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:186.7 GW: 143

M1-23; M2-19; M3-13.9; M4-15.8; M-5-12.3; M6-9.5; M7-?

Jen

Partlypollyanna
on 8/16/18 6:12 pm
RNY on 02/14/18
Topic: RE: Suggestions for starting exercise.

You may be my exercise hero!!

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:186.7 GW: 143

M1-23; M2-19; M3-13.9; M4-15.8; M-5-12.3; M6-9.5; M7-?

Jen

Partlypollyanna
on 8/16/18 6:11 pm
RNY on 02/14/18
Topic: RE: Life After Lane Bryant's

That must have been fantastic when you were able to do that!!

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:186.7 GW: 143

M1-23; M2-19; M3-13.9; M4-15.8; M-5-12.3; M6-9.5; M7-?

Jen

Partlypollyanna
on 8/16/18 6:08 pm
RNY on 02/14/18
Topic: RE: Can we talk? Obesity and Career Choices

Thinking a bit more, this is similar to a topic of discussion at the first support group I went to. It seemed that there was a clear split in people that had been heavy always (I remember being in husky or #x clothes even as a kindergartner) and people who became heavy older. I don't know if that holds true in the general population or if it was just that room.

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:186.7 GW: 143

M1-23; M2-19; M3-13.9; M4-15.8; M-5-12.3; M6-9.5; M7-?

Jen

Partlypollyanna
on 8/16/18 6:04 pm
RNY on 02/14/18
Topic: RE: Huge NSV

Whoo-hooo!!! Congratulations!!!

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:186.7 GW: 143

M1-23; M2-19; M3-13.9; M4-15.8; M-5-12.3; M6-9.5; M7-?

Jen

Partlypollyanna
on 8/16/18 6:02 pm
RNY on 02/14/18
Topic: RE: Can we talk? Obesity and Career Choices

No, I've always had confidence in my abilities not based on my appearance, and have never hesitated to put myself forward for an opportunity I wanted. Although I wouldn't recommend it as a child raising approach, I do credit my mother's "Jennie is the smart one, Shannen is the pretty one" for my confidence (but also for my and my sister's therapy bills (and our bar bills back in our 20s, lol)).

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:186.7 GW: 143

M1-23; M2-19; M3-13.9; M4-15.8; M-5-12.3; M6-9.5; M7-?

Jen

Shannon S.
on 8/16/18 3:43 pm, edited 8/16/18 9:17 am
VSG on 11/07/17
Topic: RE: Can we talk? Obesity and Career Choices

I?ve got to say no to this one. I think my obesity always made me push myself harder, as not to appear lazy to others. I have always put my best foot forward, even at 375lbs working as a floor nurse in a hospital. I have always been a supervisor, charge nurse, or in some lead role. I was never going going to let my obesity defeat me as long as my body was able.

Height 5?5?, HW/pre-op 376, SW 349, CW 266 updated 8/12/18 WL: pre-op: -27, M1: -23, M2: -10 M3: -10 M4: -10 M5: -10 M6: -6 M7: -6 M8: -4 M9: -4 M10:TBA

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