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It’s June 15th and I still have (4) more visits (one per month) to my primary doctor to chart my weight and supervise my diet that I’m on at the present time.  I’ve lost a little but nothing what I will after my surgery.  This 6 month physician supervised diet is required by my insurance. So I play their game!

I keep thinking this will be my last summer being obese!  This time next year I will be a much healthier person.

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      Vikki Hall wrote Sep 7, 2010
    • MC I know it’s more than just the looks and shopping thing. I know it’s about your health mainly. Honestly I’m so excited about your future shopping excusions!!!!



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      Vikki Hall wrote Sep 7, 2010
    • I forgot to ask this tho....

      What is being done to prepare you mentally to “accept” the new you?



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      UK Girl wrote Sep 8, 2010
    • Mary how has your husband and boys reacted to all this - also has this affected their eating habits and their diet.



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      Mary Clark wrote Sep 8, 2010
    • Great questions!!

      What is being done to prepare me “mentally” of the new me?  Well...to be honest...nothing.  LOL
      My biggest fear is looking “old“...in the face.  I just have no idea...it’s been so long since I was so small...say 27 years. When I got married little over 26 years ago...I weighed 115 pounds.  Of course I do not weigh that.  I might reveal what I weigh down the road. Baby steps...LOL.

      I have this friend of mine that does freelance photography for girls portfolios.  He wants to photograph me through all of this so I might be doing that.  I can’t believe it either.  LOL

      Yes Judy...all new wardrobe.  The good thing is...I have some good looking pant suits that are still very classic and stylish that I should be able to get into say like in December or January.  So have about (4) of those for work.  That’s a good thing.  I have bought a few basic shirts in smaller sizes that were on clearance that will give me some added things as I lose.  While everything is on sale and clearance now...I would love to buy a bunch of stuff but I have no idea what size I will be in by spring and summer.  

      FACT:  You lose 75% of your weight the first 6 months.  

      So...who knows....??????  happy

      Oh I have new panties already....LOLestatic



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      UK Girl wrote Sep 8, 2010
    • 75% of your weight in 6 months .. amazing  

      Mary swimming is good for toning neck and face if your doing the front crawl plus you can buy a Slendertone face toner which might help



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      Vikki Hall wrote Sep 8, 2010
    • MC keep in mind self tanner for the face will also help it “look” nice while you are toning and losing the weight. And of course the importance of wearing and changing your makeup as you are changing will also help. I would suggest talking to an expert makeup artist on how to “lift” your face with makeup and what techniques to use.



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      Denise Richardson wrote Sep 8, 2010
    • Mary, I wish all the best and much success and great health in your weight loss endeavors.heart
      My prayers shall continuely be with you on your journey to being more healthy. God bless you my friend.hearthappy



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      Lazylola wrote Sep 8, 2010
    • Vikki, I looked up the slendertone face and didn’t find it, do uou have a link?



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      UK Girl wrote Sep 8, 2010
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      Ukgirl, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.



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      Mary Clark wrote Sep 8, 2010
    • Vicki....Slendertone is very interesting!  300.00 is it eruos?  How much is that in US$?  Do you know?

      I’m going to keep this in mine........



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      Anne E wrote Sep 8, 2010
    • Mary,
      You are so brave!  I’m so excited for you as you enter this new chapter in your life.  You will be so much healthier and have a lot more energy.  And all the shopping is a wonderful added bonus!  heartheart



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      Mary Clark wrote Sep 10, 2010
    • Thank you Catfan and flygirlsarah!  I appreciate your very kind words! I know that some people would consider this very personal but I’m a pretty open person...private in some ways and other ways not.  (I know that sounds strange but it’s true..lol.)  

      I just thought why not document this journey and let others learn from it.  So I did.
      But thank you all for your support and kind comments! It really means a lot to me.



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