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3/14/12 8:52 A

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Congrats!

"If you fail to plan you plan to fail" ~ Bill Phillips


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3/14/12 12:30 A

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I now shop quite a bit at Christopher and Banks (Misses sizes) and when in plus size I wish they had a CJ Banks store in my area but they did not so I was not able to shop there. But what I like is their frequent sales and simple classic styles. They have reasonable prices. Right now everything is 33% off (additional 10% off if purchase is over $100) but about a month ago they had a 75% off the entire store and I bought a sweater and a vest and a pair of petite pants!

My friend Jamie who had RNY 18 months before me loves to shop at Old Navy, Kohl's, and Target/Wallmart stores (she is in her late 30's).

cindy



Cindy - A Co-Leader on Gastric Bypass Sparklers
Proximal Laproscopic RNY 9-10-10
Start Wt: 228 5-21-10
Surgery Wt: 205 9-10-10
Goal Wt: 135


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3/14/12 12:18 A

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I'm shopping but sticking to pant and tops for now. I've always been a shopper and Nordys loves me. I just don'want to buy $300 dresses to wear for a couple of weeks.

LIFE HAS NO REMOTE. GET UP AND CHANGE IT YOURSELF!!


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3/13/12 11:59 P

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Congrats on your loss!

You want to be proud of your accomplishment and not hide it in baggy ill-fitting clothes. Reward youself with a nice outfit, one that fits and makes you feel good about yourself and your hard work to lose the weight! Maybe you could buy one nice dress?
I know my self esteem improved greatly when I started wearing clothes that fit and looked good on my body type. I dress for my body type and therefore people always assume I weigh less than I actually do.

Be proud of your accomplishment and step forward in clothes that fit your body size. You will look and feel smaller and more in control of your future. You do not have to go overboard. Maybe buy one nice dress and then some inexpensive cardegans or jackets from a thrift store or wallmart add some costume fashion jewelry or scarves and you will look stylish for a small amount of $$$. Thrift stores or consignment stores have some good finds so check them out. But the main thing is to always dress in clothes that fit as people will comment on how good you look and you will look smaller. Wearing baggy ill fitting clothes just makes you look like you weigh more than you actually do. I notice in some of the people I know who had surgery that those who are doing well are wearing clothes that fit well. Those who do not thing they are doing well are dressing sloppy in clothes much to big for them. A good friend of mine recently decided to follow what I was doing and she bought three outfits. Her mood was noticably energenic and she was so proud of how she looked. Her co-workers all started to complement her and her self esteem is so much better now. She bought a couple of necklaces and a scarf and and now is dressing in a happy confident manner. She walks taller and is not hiding in the corner of the room any longer. She has come into her own!

I no longer hide in my clothes like I did many years ago. I do not wear clothes that are too big or too small. If the clothes do not fit or the style does not flatter me, then I do not wear them. I take pride in looking my best. I dress nicely even to go to the gym to work out or a walk in the park. I wear accessories that make my outfits look stylish. I buy a few nice outfits and supplement with inexpensive tops or sweaters and add fun jewelry and scarves. Dressing up makes me feel good about how I look and I am proud of the work I have done losing my weight. I buy everything on sale (except pants as I am lucky to find a petite size at all) of at least 30%. I make sure that all my clothes work together to give me a variety of different outfits by simply mixing and matching my clothes. Most of my wardrobe was purchased for 50-75% off. I tend toward classic styles that will last for years. It took a while to find new stores and figure out where in the department store were styles that I liked. But after 2 years I am comfortable shopping. I go out and try on styles even if I have no intention of making a purchase. I used the experience to learn about my new body and to get comfortable with my new body. It was worth it.

Have fun and enjoy the experience of being able to shop in stores that you never could have shopped in when obese!

cindy

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Proximal Laproscopic RNY 9-10-10
Start Wt: 228 5-21-10
Surgery Wt: 205 9-10-10
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3/13/12 11:59 P

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I tell ya - if I had the money, I'd be getting these babies perky again. Even though I'm 55 yrs old with 7 grandchildren and a loving wife, the flattened pancake look just doesn't suite me. *LOL* I'm sorry that you lost the original ones, but so happy that you are well and will have perky for life.....lucky!

Keep up a great attitutude, follow your doc/nutritionist instructions and get your daily exercise in and you'll sore in your journey.
Blessings,
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3/13/12 11:41 P

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Mine won't change because I lost mine 35 years ago and now have implants. Up side is they don't ever sag.

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3/13/12 11:34 P

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Awesome news! I too have always had large bossoms from age 12 and of course the larger I got as an adult, the larger those babies got. After losing slightly over 100 lbs, they did get somewhat smaller but what happened the most was that all the volume was gone and they sank and flattened out to pancakes .... I laugh about it now everytime I roll 'em up to put them in my bra. *LOL* So just know that your breast will change in size to some extent.

You obviously have worked really hard to lose so much weight and dress sizes in a mere 3 months. Way to go!!! Keep up the good work and never look back.
Blessings on your journey,
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3/13/12 7:59 P

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emoticon Great news!!!!! Thank you for posting. This gives me an idea of what I will be going thur.

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3/13/12 6:51 P

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That is great news! emoticon on a great check up! I go for mine Friday.

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3/13/12 6:39 P

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Well I had my 3 month checkup today and it went well. It's frustrating that my scale isn't as heavy as the docs, but considering it was fairly close I'm not going to concern myself with it. Also was told that I have gotten to where most patients get to only at six months so I'm very happy.

Since December 9th I'm down 4 dress sizes, feel great and hardly recognize the person in the mirror any longer. Of course I'd like it all off now, but it took years to put on so I will be patient.

Saturday and Sunday were great days for me. I went out and bought four dresses on Saturday and they looked terrific, but I ended up taking all of them back on Sunday because I decided I wasn't done yet and I wasn't going to spend the money on new dresses until I was done - especially at the cost of these four dresses. Jeans I can justify and I am faculty at a major university so I can wear them all the time and tops I can wear longer because I've always had a large chest and though my back will decrease I know my chest won't.

Anyway, overall things at the appointment went great.

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