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jae bear

Milestone achieved! Some new surprises too!

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I finally went below 200 pounds today! YAY! I know I will be fluctuating up and down but it has been 14+ years since I weighed under the 200 pound mark! The last time I was under 200 I was coming out of the hospital in a wheel chair and hadn't eaten anything for a month, ugh, that's no way to loose weight! My wife keeps making comments about it, she was looking at photos from Easter and said I don't look like "me" anymore, I thought about it for a moment and in my head I said "well duhhh", but I politely nodded and said I felt much better. I did have one really odd experience this morning, I typically try not to look at my self in mirrors if I can avoid it, but while getting ready something very different caught my eye. I was trying to get ready to go get dressed after my shower and realized that I did not bring a shirt into the bathroom with me and my daughter was roaming around the apartment, so I grabbed a towel and wrapped it around my chest under my arms to cover up a bit. I glanced sideways and saw something I have never seen before, there at the top edge of the towel was a some cleavage! Holy crap! I stood there staring for a second and then saw my face with my mouth wide open in amazement! I couldn't help myself, I leaned forward to pull the girls into the middle and wrap the towel again, this time I thought I was hallucinating, I had some legitimate cleavage going on there... I think as soon as I have my own place to live I will be ordering some bras!

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Jackie

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Jani

Congratulations Jackie.  I know weight goals can be difficult to achieve. The weight didn't go on in a day and it won't come off in a day either.  Keep at it!  Great job.  😎

 

Jani

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@Jani   I wish I had a firm grip on what my final weight will be, I really don’t have much of an idea, it would be nice to know if there were some standard by which I could work toward. I’m only 5‘9“ these days, and I don’t have much muscle mass anymore, and I’m growing tired of the unceasing and unrelenting to diet and exercise spare tire that I seem to have collected around the middle, Love handles should be my middle name!  I’m also hoping that the loose skin pulls back to some degree over the next year, I was once quite large but every time I lost weight eventually things came close to normal although not quite perfect. I’m hoping that because I’m getting older I don’t have a problem with excess skin that would need to be surgically removed. One of the girls in group that I am very fond of did have a surgical procedure to remove a skin apron around her entire perimeter, while that may seem drastic it was quite necessary since she was upwards of 400 pounds for some time.  I could care less what size people are, I mean come on, I’m the lesbian that loves chubby girls by the way, so I don’t judge. But there was a time in my life not long ago where I did weigh 350 pounds, but my flesh seems to have snapped back a degree even though I was still quite heavy at 235 pounds. I know the weight loss I have achieved lately is a little bit rapid, but I’m hoping with time as the-year rolls by my flesh will snap back at least a little...

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Jackie

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Jani

I think it is better to focus on a reasonable size (waist for example) rather than a specific weight, since fat and muscle have different masses.  Hopefully a slow and steady method will result in less of the excess skin.

 

5 hours ago, jae bear said:

I could care less what size people are

This is a good point.  Find a happy place for your body. 

 

Jani

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