I just got back from my first vacation since my surgery 8/26/13. I had so much fun and so many NSV's. First NSV was finding clothes to wear. When I started this journey I was 26-28 top and very tight 24 bottom. I am proud to say that I now wear 18 on top and 16 on bottom. I did not want to buy a bunch of expensive clothes when I am still trying to lose weight. I fortunately came accross a $5 sale at Steinmart and purchased 4 new tops and this was from regular size dept. They were all xl but for someone who has been plus size forever it was awesome! With the 2 pair of jeans and 2 pair of leggings I already had I was set for day time, but now I needed evening wear. A coworker and friend graciously let me raid her closet and I was able to borrow 3 extremely nice evening wear outfits. It still amazes me when something that looks so small fits me :-) Second NSV was the plane ride. I have used a seatbelt extender for years and years. I was so excited when I buckled that seatbelt and had room to spare! I was also able to fold down table and it not touch my lap or legs. WooHoo! My husband was proud of me! I carried my old extender to the airport just encase and I was thrilled to leave it behind! Third NSV was all the walking we did. I outlasted everyone and did not break a sweat! It was great! Last NSV and funny to me but not my hubby was I received a marriage proposal, LOL! To have someone find me attractive when I have felt so ugly for years was sweet and made me fill like a million bucks!
Loving my sleeved life!!!
What awesome successes! Congratulations on all of your hard work.
VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)
Age 42 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170
Awww, Toni - all those are GREAT NSVs! When I flew in February I was mega-excited to be able to fold the table down and not have it touch my gut. On most trips I just got used to not using it at all. Oh happy day :-)
I'm chuckling over the marriage proposal