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On the 24th May I completed the 4km HBF Run for a Reason and raised a total of $871.25 for Diabetes WA. I completed my 4km in 49 mins 47 seconds and I came 10,165th! (31,000 started).  :D 

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So proud of you!!!

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On the 24th May I completed the 4km HBF Run for a Reason and raised a total of $871.25 for Diabetes WA. I completed my 4km in 49 mins 47 seconds and I came 10,165th! (31,000 started).  :D 

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4 June 15 - I did 102 klms on my road bike and what an amazing feeling.

This time next year I'm planning a 500klm ride for my 5 year band anniversary and also to raise much needed funds towards prostate cancer awareness and research.

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my NSV for the week, month and possibly last few months since banding, had to remove my engagement and wedding ring, cause they keep falling off now my fingers are not big fat digits!   They are more like a "normal" persons size now!  lol

 

oh and I smashed my PB for steps yesterday, did 16700, so proud of myself!

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A couple of, well, not exactly 'victories', but certainly things that never would have happened when I was bigger.

1. Was on a bus last week, (taking up only a single seat  :D ) and the bus driver slammed on the brakes. My not-as-substantial butt went shooting almost right off the seat. Previously I would have needed a rocket under my butt to move it like that.

2. My daughter and I, whilst by no means the same size, are close enough in size these days that we wear the same size in some clothes. She wears them loose, I wear them more close fitting. Today, as the day wore on, I realised that we'd somehow managed to swap our almost identical cardis. I only noticed cause the bottoms of the sleeves are slightly different ... not because hers was too small on me.

3. I very often leave the car at home when I go out these days, opting instead to walk and get public transport. I can do this because it's not a big deal for me to walk anymore. People seem surprised by this. Like, my physio said, "You walked here !?!?!?!". I told him it would be silly to drive as by the time I find a car park I could have walked. Besides .... I'd rather save my parking money for a coffee after the appointment. People are always asking me .... why did you walk ? I tell them ... oh, it was only a few kilometres. It was a nice day for a walk.

And I've realised that even though I've posted what feels like a million wonderful NSV's on this thread that the one I'm most proud of has nothing to do with me other than having modeled healthy behaviours. My daughter who is 19 last year started coming to the gym with me. She's since moved out of home to go to uni but has carried on going to the gym 2 - 3 times per week and also opting to walk rather than get public transport when she needs to go places. She's also developed a keen interest in healthy eating ... very often asking me for advice on healthy recipes/meals and my previously fussy eater is now enjoying a much wider variety of foods. She's even been looking up healthy recipes and started having cook ups of things like soups and turkey/vege burgers to freeze in individual portions so it's easier for her to eat healthy dinners. She's lost 8kg and has maintained that loss. Her fitness and strength has improved beyond belief. Yesterday we went to the gym together .... for fun ... can you believe that ? For fun! I can beat her planking but she knocks me out of the ball park with assisted pull ups and the captain's chair.

I haven't just improved my health, I've also helped to change her life and give her a better [new] start so that she never has to deal with obesity. Does anything feel better than this? For me ... no.

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Asked a shop assistant what number size their small medium and large shirts worked out to, when she declared I would definately need a small. Never thought I'd hear those words uttered...

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That's wonderful, Trish. Especially about your habits rubbing off on your daughter.

My goal is to be a good example to my future kids one day too.

Today at lunch I went shopping with a friend. A few months ago I would have been dying and need to get the tram. Today I was actually disappointed that my friend didn't want to walk the whole way there as I'd been looking forward to the long walk!

I'm not fit by any stretch of the imagination, but I'm proud of the changes I'm making to get there.

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Was at the gym yesterday prior to going shopping, having already planned my day out, when my son asked if I could pick him up half an hour later than we'd planned, so I had an extra half hour to kill. I thought to myself, an extra half hour at the shops, or an extra half hour at the gym? I put in an extra half hour at the gym.

So often now I wonder who this person is that I've become.

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finally fitted into my new pair of size 14 jeggings!  woo hoo!  and the waist band is not even strangling me like old days!!!

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oh and I got most female visits to our gym last month, 29 days!  so proud of myself, prior to joining my gym 4 months ago I had never set foot in one! 

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Was at the gym yesterday prior to going shopping, having already planned my day out, when my son asked if I could pick him up half an hour later than we'd planned, so I had an extra half hour to kill. I thought to myself, an extra half hour at the shops, or an extra half hour at the gym? I put in an extra half hour at the gym.

So often now I wonder who this person is that I've become.

You are a better woman than me @tishtish!

I DEFINATELY would have done the extra 1/2 hour at the shops lol!

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You are a better woman than me @tishtish!

I DEFINATELY would have done the extra 1/2 hour at the shops lol!

DITTO!

But I would of parked my car waaaaaaaaaaaaaay away from the shop entry to walk that little bit extra ;)

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I have been wanting to add to this post for a while but I hadn't had anything that stood out to me as a special NSV, well yesterday I had that one that gave me a warm fuzzy feeling inside, and a moment of pride in my progress.

Not only am I back into my old size 18 jeans, but . . . . . .  I am down 3 notches on my belt :D

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So long after beginning this adventure I can't believe I still have NSV's.

I had a gastroscopy earlier this week and they didn't even weigh me. They must have just looked at me and gone, well, this one is a 'normal' weight and doesn't pose any risks. Then when I came out of the anaesthetic I was chatting with the nurse and she was doing my obs and remarked that I must be very fit. I told her, why, yes, I am, but how do you know ? And she told me, well, your heart rate is only 53. I told her, wow, it's usually only 40 when I'm resting ... lol. Also, it will never ever ever get old that I fit comfortably ... actually, loosely now, into a regular hospital gown.

Popped into Jeans West, AKA a regular jeans store, for regular sized people, and confidently walked straight up to the sales person and asked for a variety of jeans in a size 18 for me to try on. I say confidently because I now know there's no risk of any sales person looking at me and thinking I don't belong in their teeny tiny person store. Two pairs of jeans later I had to ask for size 16's. Regular sized 16's. Who am I ? This regular sized person ? Also, I've previously had problems with a massive, I think the term for it is, "moose toe" ? Because of all my frontal loose skin. Well, I think my belly composition, whilst still being very loose skinnish, has finally changed enough that the dreaded "moose toe" is no longer an issue for me. I just look regular middle aged spread fat in my tummy area. Now to save up for normal person jeans from a normal person jean store instead of the current Kmart jeans I'm rocking. To be honest ... I love my Kmart jeans but it'll be nice to have some Jeans West boyfriend jeans.

Saw a plastic surgeon today to discuss reconstruction of my poor saggy body. I told him I'll do whatever he needs to prepare for surgery and if that means losing more weight, I will. He told me, no, do not lose any more weight. I don't need to lose more weight and that he'll be removing primarily skin cause that's pretty much what my excess weight is now. He told me emphatically to not lose any more weight. He also told me he's not ever had to deal with anyone who's lost the amount of weight I've lost. (85kg/AKA half my body weight). I always find it funny when medical professionals learn just now much weight I've lost. It's like I'm in some sort of elite weight loss club. I just want to say to them, dude, sure, I've lost a crap tonne of weight but there's people who've lost a crap tonne more than me. I feel like I'm treated like some sort of celebrity or "Queen of Weight Loss". Don't get me wrong, it's nice, and I understand that to lose and maintain what I've done is major, but .... I dunno ... it's really fucking hard. Every single day is hard. Sometimes I find the attention flattering and other times I find it embarrassing. Like the fat chick who will forever rein inside me is screaming out that I am not worthy cause I still eat chips when I want them.

 

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Tish, that is so fantastic! I agree with you on the medical people being amazed - I had an appointment with a fertility specialist and he spent half of it asking how much I lost again, and then shaking his head in disbelief...

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It's taken me a long time to see my legs as powerful not just big.  
They've carried me a long way this year through two Ultra Marathons.  
No way I could have done that pre band.

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It's taken me a long time to see my legs as powerful not just big.  
They've carried me a long way this year through two Ultra Marathons.  
No way I could have done that pre band.

Many, many congratulations and well done!

That is a remarkable achievement and very inspiring.

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nsv for me today - went off to my 6month dr appointment to get scripts and she told me my bloody pressure is so perfect to stop taking the blood pressure meds - cant remember how long I have been taking them but its been a bloody long time.

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My biggest NSV to date....

I went to London, Paris and Amsterdam. No extender belt on the planes, I caught public trains, trams, buses, canal cruise boats, double decker buses and in one day my Pedo on my iPhone clocked me walking 13kms. I felt like I could go anywhere, so I did and I was fine. I can't imagine what could be next....... 

 

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Accidentally put on my 'fat' work pants yesterday, they almost fell off me!!

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I parked my car what I thought was too close to a pole yesterday. I thought I'd never be able to fit through to get out, but I did! I'm skinnier than I thought :-D 

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