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Before and After pics and stories?
Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:48 AM
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:44 PM
Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:44 PM
I've always been ashamed to post pics on here because of my obesity. But I've lost a bunch of weight and continue that trend, so I thought I would monopolize a thread with some personal pics, stories. It's primarily for peer-based encouragement for myself but maybe it can help inspire others to make positive changes in their lives? Thoughts? Dumb? Waste of time? Helpful?
I think if it helps you, do it. It might help someone someone else, too, so it's win-win. I say you ought to.
Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:40 PM
Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:55 AM
Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:43 AM
I think you look fantastic, and I have noticed a difference over the last year or so, especially, in your facebook pictures. (Maybe it's been longer than that. I use the mom brain excuse where I no longer can measure anything in terms of time, other than before kid was born and after.) And you still have your rockin boobs.
Alright, I think that means I'm up next. Let me go convert the sucker to a JPG or do some major cropping. Much as I love people in the fitness industry, they make me go facepalm when it comes to technology.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:03 AM
ERICKA: if you don't mind my asking, how much did it cost for you to do the surgery? I assume your health insurance didn't pay for it because most won't unless you have a PPO (and seriously, who can afford that?).
Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:04 AM
Destiny-- Yeah... it's been over 2 years now! Which is really weird when I think about it. You know you're getting old when everything feels like "just yesterday."
I've spent the majority of my life without insurance, so there was no doctor telling me to do it. My weight was always brought up when I DID see a doctor of course... but as far as I know, my surgery was more preventative than anything. But I still can't say for SURE that I didn't have diabetes or high cholesterol etc. because I never got tested. I know I cut down on snoring a LOT though-- so I think there was probably sleep apnea or whatever. Oh, and my depression has improved by miles.
So since I didn't have insurance or doctor approval, I had my surgery in Mexico. It sounds way scary but it's actually still the best medical/hospital experience I've ever had, bar none.
April-- including everything, it cost about $7k.
Edited by IMericka, 12 February 2013 - 11:09 AM.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:21 AM
I'm still paying off my loans, but when I think about how many times I wasted gym memberships or went on Weight Watchers and got nowhere, it kindof feels like a bargain.
Edited by IMericka, 12 February 2013 - 11:27 AM.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:33 AM
Gonna have to wait until I get home for pictures. The file is so big (12 MB) that my work email rejected it, and I don't want to download from Gmail onto a work computer.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:35 AM
Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:59 PM
I would share pics of me... unfortunately I am the reverse. I have gained a significant amount of weight and now I'm fighting to take it off.
Oh God dude. This is me as well. I have packed on the weight in the past 5-7 years; and the last 2 have been hell on me. And I think a large part of that is the fact that now I have an office job and I'm not on my feet all day walking around a giant store, and I work 10-12 hours a day 5-6 days a week, so I really just don't have time to work out, and I have zero energy.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:08 PM
Still having a rough go of losing weight but things are going down at an incremental level so that's good. I want results INSTANTLY of course but I'm learning patience. Bit by bit, day by day.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:16 PM
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:18 PM
Well, there's no going back now, thanks to Ericka. I gotsta post them now. ughhh. I'm going to NC this weekend, and I'll have my friends take plenty of current pictures in my new clothes. I'll find as many fat old ones as possible during next week and present them the following weekend.
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