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My story so far... (finally got my date!!)

slimkim

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Irene44

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Maria61

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Today is exactly a year since my bypass surgery so i thought i should make the time to come online with an update.
I weighed myself today and I'm 16st 7lb which is a loss of 10st 13lb since my surgery and I think 16st 1lb total from the start of my weight loss surgery journey.
It's been an absolutely crazy year, full of ups and downs. My life has changed so so much and it's extremely overwhelming.
Most of last year was absolutely amazing for me. I've gone from a size 34-36 to a size 20, Become a lot more mobile, started learning how to drive and have generally felt more independent and useful. But sadly it wasn't all good. Last July, my aunt was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and by august it had already spread to her brain. By mid November she was in a hospice with all treatment options failing to make her any better or prolong her life. December 20th she got fluid on her lungs that became infected and we were told she only had a few days left to live. As our family rallied round her my other and eldest aunt was rushed into the hospital and sadly died the next day, December 21st, of heart failure. My aunt with cancer died on the 27th. It was a heartbreaking time for us all, They had a joint funeral which was a wonderful send off for them. Lots of people came and donated over £600 to two charities that helped both my aunts during their lives. But even in the saddest times I found myself being so thankful for my surgery and my weight loss because it meant i could be there for them how i couldn't have been before. I was able to visit my aunt in the hospice every other day, I was able to push her down to the cafe in her wheelchair, get her cake and put a smile on her face. I was able to attend their funeral and actually be a support for my family and not just something else they had to take care of.
I don't regret a single thing about having my surgery. It was the best choice I ever made for myself and I will say to anyone that is considering having surgery but are still unsure about it, DO IT! It will change your life more than you ever expected. It's hard, but it's worth it. And to anyone waiting for their dates... I'm so excited for you and the new life you have ahead of you. :hugs:
Congratulations Victoria on your fantastic achievement and so very sorry for your double loss. Love and hugs xxx
 

Emma1504

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Aw Emma I'm SO SO happy for you!! I'm sorry i missed your countdown i bet that was so exciting. How are you doing with everything? It's definitely an emotional ride but it's all worth it. Welcome to the losers bench! Your life is never gonna be the same :D Xx
I am doing ok
One day at s time
On thicker purée stage at the moment
Be nice to eat something crispy lol
When I read your story & how confident you sound know it let’s me know how worth it is x

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I found this picture of me from when I was at my biggest. I was so shocked when I saw it because I never felt as big as I look. Think I look like I’ve been blown up with air! Haha

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Then these pictures are from 3 days ago in my PJs haha
WOW
I am over the moon for you
You look so different & happy
If I remember right sharing a full picture of yourself wasn’t something you could do. But now...BOOM...Victoria is in the room!!!!
So pleased for you x
 

Sarnie

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I found this picture of me from when I was at my biggest. I was so shocked when I saw it because I never felt as big as I look. Think I look like I’ve been blown up with air! Haha

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Then these pictures are from 3 days ago in my PJs haha
Wow, you've done so well Victoria, what a great transformation, you should be so proud of yourself hun, you look great. Thanks for sharing xx
 

_Victoria_

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Hey everyone!! Thanks so much for all the lovely comments. It’s been a while since I signed and today I was watching “my 600lb life are they now?” And it made me want to check in with everyone.

I’ve been doing okay myself! Still losing weight, I’m now at 14st 7lb which is lighter than I was in my early teenage years. My life has changed so much it’s hard to get my head around sometimes. I’ve even started dating which is complicated stuff!! Haha

I hope you’re all doing well, I’m going to try and catch up on some diaries but I’m signed in on my iPad and I’m not sure how to navigate the site on this thing so wish me luck! Haha
 

Bling Babe

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Hey everyone!! Thanks so much for all the lovely comments. It’s been a while since I signed and today I was watching “my 600lb life are they now?” And it made me want to check in with everyone.

I’ve been doing okay myself! Still losing weight, I’m now at 14st 7lb which is lighter than I was in my early teenage years. My life has changed so much it’s hard to get my head around sometimes. I’ve even started dating which is complicated stuff!! Haha

I hope you’re all doing well, I’m going to try and catch up on some diaries but I’m signed in on my iPad and I’m not sure how to navigate the site on this thing so wish me luck! Haha
Hiya Victoria, you look fabulous and your weight loss is astounding, very well done, dating.....ohhhh, enjoy it !! Did you pass your driving test ? Keep up the great work and be very proud of yourself xxx
 

Sarnie

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Hey everyone!! Thanks so much for all the lovely comments. It’s been a while since I signed and today I was watching “my 600lb life are they now?” And it made me want to check in with everyone.

I’ve been doing okay myself! Still losing weight, I’m now at 14st 7lb which is lighter than I was in my early teenage years. My life has changed so much it’s hard to get my head around sometimes. I’ve even started dating which is complicated stuff!! Haha

I hope you’re all doing well, I’m going to try and catch up on some diaries but I’m signed in on my iPad and I’m not sure how to navigate the site on this thing so wish me luck! Haha
Hi Victoria, so good to hear from you especially as you are doing so well. Great photo and wow look at you now. I often wonder how I'm going to get my head around being a normal size, it's been so long I've forgotten what it's like. And go you for dating, scary stuff eh!? Keep up the good work, you really have done so well xx
 

_Victoria_

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Hiya Victoria, you look fabulous and your weight loss is astounding, very well done, dating.....ohhhh, enjoy it !! Did you pass your driving test ? Keep up the great work and be very proud of yourself xxx
Hey Bling!! I still haven’t booked my test yet, I keep putting it off because I’m so nervous about it lol i’ve Still been taking lessons though and they’re going okay :)

I’m NOT enjoying dating so far lol I met a guy and it hasn’t worked out and after not being with someone for so long I haven’t really been sure how to handle things emotionally but I suppose it’s all a learning experience. It’s strange how comfortable you get being overweight. Sometimes being slimmer gets overwhelming but hopefully I’ll get there :)
 

_Victoria_

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Hi Victoria, so good to hear from you especially as you are doing so well. Great photo and wow look at you now. I often wonder how I'm going to get my head around being a normal size, it's been so long I've forgotten what it's like. And go you for dating, scary stuff eh!? Keep up the good work, you really have done so well xx
Thank you, Sarnie! You look like you’re doing really well yourself from your profile picture!!
From my personal experience I STILL haven’t got my head around it. It really is very strange. I’m unsure if I ever will to be honest. It doesn’t seem to set in as normal but I haven’t really settled yet, I’m always trying to push more, there’s always another goal. Maybe when I run out of things I need to change about myself and can take some time to reflect that might change but that still seems a long way off for me lol
 

Bling Babe

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Hey Bling!! I still haven’t booked my test yet, I keep putting it off because I’m so nervous about it lol i’ve Still been taking lessons though and they’re going okay :)

I’m NOT enjoying dating so far lol I met a guy and it hasn’t worked out and after not being with someone for so long I haven’t really been sure how to handle things emotionally but I suppose it’s all a learning experience. It’s strange how comfortable you get being overweight. Sometimes being slimmer gets overwhelming but hopefully I’ll get there :)
Bite the bullet and book that test 😁, time your time with the dating when Mr right comes along you will know quite quickly but there’s no hurry xx
 

Sarnie

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Thank you, Sarnie! You look like you’re doing really well yourself from your profile picture!!
From my personal experience I STILL haven’t got my head around it. It really is very strange. I’m unsure if I ever will to be honest. It doesn’t seem to set in as normal but I haven’t really settled yet, I’m always trying to push more, there’s always another goal. Maybe when I run out of things I need to change about myself and can take some time to reflect that might change but that still seems a long way off for me lol
Thanks hun.
I think we just have to go with the flow and see where it takes us.
As for the dating use it all as a learning experience, to get to know what you like and don't like in a relationship, it's about finding yourself and your own boundaries as much as anything else and then you'll find Mr. Right, usually when you least expect it lol x
 

OkieGirl

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Aaaah! You look amazing Victoria! Congrats on the dating as well! So very happy for you!
 
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