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About youngbelle

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  • Birthday 01/06/1991

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  • Gender Female
  • Location Melbourne
  • Band/Sleeve Status Post-Op
  • Weight Loss Status 80%

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  1. youngbelle added a post in a topic: Help decide - Endoscopic Sleeve Gastrplasty, VBloc or Balloon??   

    Highly recommend reading as many positive stories as possible, but also read the negatives. You need the negatives to know what will come.
    only you can decide on which way to go.
    As for permanent, really whats to say something doesnt happen where it gets taken for another reason. Reality this is a disease, this is a a tool to help. You can live with it, i dont think you will care when you are 70.
    It's hard but not many people regret it.
    You need to start eating better foods for sure, but its not like you can't have it ever again either.
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  2. youngbelle added a post in a topic: Turning 40 and I don't want a party   

    Not odd at all. i never had a 16, 18, 21, just family things i have 30 coming up and dont really want anything. 
    Do you, if you want to possibly do a dinner do dinner another day with your friend, it doesn't have to be on your birthday for it to be for your birthday. 
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  3. youngbelle added a post in a topic: 70 Kg Before and after   

    just want to encourage others, as before and afters are what really motivates you.
    thank you all i must say, one of the things i hated before, not being able to wear boots. I love that i can wear normal people boots and not worry.
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  4. youngbelle added a post in a topic: It's not going to solve all your problems   

    ah ok, not to worry. i think im going to aim for my arms first.
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  5. youngbelle added a post in a topic: Update on me   

    well done it will keep changing your life.
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  6. youngbelle added a post in a topic: It's not going to solve all your problems   

    did your arms cost you a lot?
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  7. youngbelle added a post in a topic: 70 Kg Before and after   

    70kg + difference

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  8. youngbelle added a post in a topic: It's not going to solve all your problems   

    It's funny i was talking with my friend, only one of a few that know about my surgery. As she has just had the ESG. A question she asked me was, you must feel amazing. To that i answered no. It's funny how im the smallest i've been since before i can remember definitely would be at least 15 since i was this weight. But i still feel MASSIVE, i know i can fit a size 12-14 but the skin is such a deterrent that it adds to your appearance where you cover up, like my arms are sooo bad that i never have them up or having them uncovered. 
    I have attached a picture of my arm to show, its not in my head. 
    However i have not, not once regretted what i have done. I just thought it funny when my friend asked who has known me since highschool who says i look amazing and doesn't remember me as small as i am now ever that i still dont feel that small.

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  9. youngbelle added a post in a topic: Help! I’m confused   

    go to your GP for a referral, and with a quick google search found this link for you.
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  10. youngbelle added a post in a topic: 3 - 4 weeks post op recovery   

    I was back at work full time 2 weeks i was tired sure but it was very doable, kids birthday you will be hella tired, however i think for you you should do the surgery and you will be there for you daughter.
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  11. youngbelle added a post in a topic: Surgery date booked!   

    i may be wrong, but i thought you could still have one cup of coffee before? its been a long time for me so don't hold that against me. But pretty sure people use to add coffee to optifast. obviously i am not doctor/dietician, so follow your instructions.
    Good Luck the time will seem like it takes forever but will really be here before you know it.
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  12. youngbelle added a post in a topic: update-ish   

    honestly i've gotten over it i wear control stockings and they work a treat, or high wasted pants. Being the weight i was or have a bit of excess skin think we all choose that excess skin. Just find clothes to hide it, no one cares except you. Like my partner loves im soo squishy. 
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  13. youngbelle added a post in a topic: update-ish   

    Hello lovelies,
    Thought i would stop drop in a few words. For those just starting, those struggling. So 2+ plus years post op. Life is not easy, however i would not take back this journey for anything. Anywho, i have lost half my body weight still slowly slowly going down. No ones journey is the same, some will lose quickly, some will lose slowly. Some of us look amazing some of us look stupid with our excess skin.
    I find that we all have to plud along the best we can and should never not once compare ourselves to others. 
    However i could never not once be in a normal size and go to sales and not have to worry about things fitting. However i can worry when i by myself a skirt and it turns out to be a tshirt.
    I still very much want plastic surgery for my arms more than anything secondly boobs, then my legs and then my tummy. However i want kids and dont see the point getting my tummy or boobs done. I would still love my arms done more than anything. However i must say control stockings are a god send, they are amazing. 
    Feel like im ranting however just wanted to touch base so people knew they could reach out as well, i am always happy to help and answer any questions i can. I am 26 and was 24 when i had the surgery done.
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  14. youngbelle added a post in a topic: Tips for faster weight loss!   

    25kg is amazing, the old saying slow and steady wins the race. People who tend to lose it faster struggle to maintain it. Keep puddling along youll get where you want.
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  15. youngbelle added a post in a topic: Sleeve at 22yo & Sleeve buddies - ops in June 2017?!   

    very very manageable, tiredness is harder i think. That said i still will never forget that bloody nasal tube. That was the worst part for me.
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