What has been your favorite non-scale victory?

on 6/4/20 9:04 am
RNY on 04/15/19

I have been reflecting on my WLS journey and remembering a few non-scale victories. Of course, one of the best ones has been the fact that I no longer need certain medications! But clothes...being able to fit into "regular" sizes and to have selections that I did not have before my surgery has been priceless. I am still camera shy and don't like to be in pictures but I feel so much better and hopefully my self-esteem will improve.

on 6/4/20 12:34 pm
RNY on 08/11/14

Being able to be active.

RNY 8/11/14 with Dr. Kelvin Higa PS Lipectomy 4/12/17 with Dr. John Burnett HW 291.4/CW 135-140 (03/2020)GW 150

White Dove
on 6/4/20 4:59 pm

Almost never feeling fat again. Sometimes there is a gain and I will notice it in a picture and that is always a wakeup call. But for the most part, my clothes stay the same and fit the same. Today I wore an outfit I purchased in 2015 and it fits well.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

Gina 18 Years Out
on 6/5/20 8:39 am - Burleson , TX

Early, my most significant NSVs were getting rid of the Insulin and riding roller coaster, for the first time, with my then 10 year old son (he STILL talks about it - we were on The Titan, at Six Flags Over Texas)...

More recently, and something a "Never-Been-We-Have-Been-There" could really understand: Over the past 4 months, due to medical concerns (non WLS), I have had numerous CT scans, MRIs, been moved to stretchers, had to be assisted out of bed, etc, etc...not one single time was my SIZE or WEIGHT an issue...except when the hospital Dietician came into my room, trying to entice me, TO eat, because I just was NOT hungry, and was rapidly losing weight...What a new concept, for me - not hungry!!!!

One morning, waiting in the hall, outside the CT scan room, I couldn't help but hear a large man having difficulty "fitting in the machine". The staff was great, but the man was still horrified. I have been BTDT, and wanted to cry, for him..

There are sooooooooooooooo many more important things, than a mechanical box, on a floor!

RNY 4-22-02... HAG=Honest And Genuine

LW: 6lb,10 oz SW:340lb GW:170lb CW:170

We Can Do Hard Things

on 6/8/20 9:20 am
RNY on 04/15/19

I am very sorry to learn that you have been experiencing medical issues and hope you are doing OK. Great NSV moments for sure. Thanks for sharing!

on 6/5/20 11:21 am, edited 6/5/20 4:21 am
RNY on 02/14/18

Primarily the variety of new things I do! Also, in these interesting times, I have to say the improvements in my overall health and reduction in comorbidities (no longer HBP, Type 2 remission, better pulmonary healthy because my activity level is higher) is a NSV that can?t be overstated right now.

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 132.9


on 6/9/20 11:43 am - COLUMBIA CITY, IN

Being able to walk for miles, walking down airplane aisle without having to turn sideways and fitting into airplane seat without touching or spilling over the sides of the seat. Having comfortable fitting jeans is also another plus.


Highest Weight 255  * Wt loss includes 19 lb lost before surgery

on 6/9/20 2:54 pm


Becoming a trainer, running 5 distances in 5 days, running a 4x4x24, keeping the weight off after almost 18 years.
18 years? Ok, that's my biggest win.

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