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It's time for another NSV thread. Remember success is not all about what the scales say so share your non scale victories here! Do you fit into a smaller size? Did you start (or increase) your exercise, did you resist the urge to binge? What have you accomplished lately? Mine are 1. Fit back into old jeans. 2. Got back on the threadmill after a two week break. 3. Caught boyfriend checking out my sexy legs.
Hey Everyone, I just came across this website through referral and didnt actually know it existed. Seems like a really good resource for the whole WLS community and I hope everyone is finding it useful on all of their journeys. My name is Grant and I have a Gastric Sleeve in April 2015. SW - 179. CW - 100. I just wanted to tell you guys about a Podcast that my wife and I have started that is dedicated to the WLS Community called Changing Our Weighs. We discuss a lot of different points and I know that our community out there would certainly love a perspective from a number of different people. We are on both Facebook and Instagram for social media. The Podcast is available on both iPhone and Android and so far has been downloaded almost 2000 times from all over the world in just a little over 3 weeks. We love getting feedback so I would appreciate you going over and checking it out and joining us for the many discussions we have regarding the WLS journey. From pre-op to Post-op and beyond. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Changingourweighspc Instagram: @changingourweighspc
Today I had to change 3 times before I was happy with my outfit...because they didn't fit. Traditionally it's because things are too small, these days it's because my clothes are too big! I looked like a kid getting dressed up in Mum's clothes and these were clothes that I wore only a few weeks ago. Also, I had to have a massive cleanout...of my undies drawer! I realised that I needed new undies because when I put my pants on, the undies bunched up over the waist band...or when I took my clothes off, they were all baggy around my arse. I looked like a little kid with togs full of sand :ph34r: I few purchases were made over the weekend - new undies (I had no idea what size to get so I bought one pack of size 18s and one pack of size 16s. I then went to Suzanne Grae because I needed new shorts for summer. I tried on a few pairs and the ones I really liked and bought were a SIZE 14!! okay, they were stretchy and when I went into Katies, I couldn't fit the size 18s but I DON'T CARE! I walked out walking on air with my new size 14 shorts!! I remember once wishing I could fit into anything from Suzanne Grae, I had decided then and there that to fit into their stuff would signify success for me. Now their size 18s are generally too large for me - HURRAH! but I still can't quite believe it to be real. I really needed this little boost because my weight hasn't changed on the scales since forever...over 2 months in fact!
My husband and I are travelling to Japan in July for a very belated honeymoon. When we first started planning the trip, I suggested we climb Mt Fuji. It seemed like an awesome fitness goal to work towards. The symbolism of it would be pretty massive. And the views from the summit look absolutely spectacular! Hubby was keen, and so I started to up my exercise about 4 weeks ago. Since early May, I have been regularly working out at the gym (Pump, Zumba Spin classes), and doing a moderately difficult 2-2.5 hour hike in the hills around Adelaide on the weekends. I had been feeling pretty good about the prospect of tackling this mammoth mountain until... I attempted to climb Mt Lofty last weekend. I really struggled for the first half hour (it is STEEP!), and psychologically I probably wasn't up for pushing through. After not very long, my thoughts started to loop - "If I am struggling to climb Mt Lofty, how the F%^& will I be able to Mt Fuji!?" In the end, my mind beat me - I lost my nerve, gave up and walked back down the mountain with my husband. I was absolutely shattered and cried most of the way home (45 minutes in the car). Anyway, after a bit of soul searching and thinking over the weekend - I decided that I probably wasn't ready to take on such a feat... Today I had an appointment with the GP who does my fills - I told him what had happened, and instead of agreeing with me, he VERY strongly suggested I do it. This surprised me - last month he strongly advised me to NOT attempt jogging. In his opinion I am still too heavy for such feats - BUT hiking? Sure thing! He was adamant that I would be able to achieve it provided I continue with my training etc. He went on about how people far younger and far older than I had walked up that mountain before me - he gave me a tonne of tips on training (he used to cycle somewhat professionally) and pushed me out the door thinking I could do it. I think I can do it. My fitness has improved infinitely since losing 23kg (I am about 105 kg now). My ankles don't hurt. I can find the time to train, train, train. I'll even push myself back up bloody Mt Lofty next weekend in order to get past the horrible experience that was last weekend. There is a part of me that is not sure though - and I was wondering if anyone else here has had any experience mountain hiking? What their prep was? Am I a little bit mad? Or deluded? I think it would be an awesome physical feat to accomplish - a massive NSV. It is probably also worth noting that I have two nights in a posh hotel (with hot springs and neighbouring wine regions) booked immediately after our proposed climb date. There will be time to recuperate... I also somewhat prematurely went shopping for the climb - I have new hiking boots, a head torch, a size 16 wind-proof, rain-proof shell jacket from Kathmandu (size 16!!)... So... thoughts?