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    Gastric Sleeve Member AnnieG's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Dr. Ryan Heider
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    Cool I think I am a vain person

    Just a soul-bearing thought this morning.
    I think I may be vain. I seem to be pretty focused on making sure hair, makeup and clothes make sense, even if I'm going no place that day (retired). I don't think vanity is a good thing...

    I went through a period post sleeve where I wasn't concerned about anything like that, other than being clean and comfortable, lol.

    Does this mean I am getting comfortable with my size change?

    I think the life-myth I was carrying around was at some point in my life I just woke up gorgeous and put together with no effort. Now suspecting that was not true, lol.

    Sorry for the ramble - up since 4 with lots of coffee!
    [I]HW: 240 lbs SW: 199 lbs GW: 140 lbs

    1 MO = 167.0 2 MO = 156.4 3 MO = 148.4 4 MO = 140.6
    5 M) = 136.0 6 MO = 130.0
    1 YR = 122.0 2 YR = 140.00 2.5 YR = 139
    Happy with my weight; happy with my size; over-the-moon with my health!

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    Gastric Sleeve Member Dutchie's Avatar
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    Simonne
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    Default Re: I think I am a vain person

    *giggle*

    I think we are entitled to be a little vain.
    I think it means we feel good about ourselves and want to show that.
    But like everything else in life: all in moderation.
    i don't see anything bad in it.
    We have a new lease on life, and we are proud of it.
    I know I am!
    English is not my first language anymore, so I may and do make mistakes in my spelling, or say things oddly. Please ask me, if you want any clarifications.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member sraebaer's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: I think I am a vain person

    I think we're all a little vain because of this new lease on life, the sleeve. We were so used to hiding from photos we could hardly find a "before." Now people are probably sick of seeing my photos. My Facebook posts are sort of like the Sharon show. So I'm right there with you friend.



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Sandra3's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Sandra
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    Default Re: I think I am a vain person

    What you call vanity, I call confidence.

    We have been swimming in a fat shaming world for decades, so what's wrong with enjoying your new appearance?
    I say good for you! In my book, taking care of your body, feeling better about yourself is also taking care of your family, because a mother/grandmother is a pillar for her family.

    Life is too short to feel guilty about being proud of your success. Enjoy your make up, clothes and accessories! Cheers!


    HW : 150 kgs
    09/02/2014 : 142 /1st apt
    01/20/2016 : 134 /surgery
    01/30/2016 : 130 /1st post-op
    02/27/2016 : 126 /2nd
    04/23/2016 : 118 /3rd
    07/16/2016 : 109 / 4th
    10/01/2016 : 103 /5th
    01/21/2017 : 98 /1 year post-op
    February 2017 : 100 lbs lost
    07/22/2017 : 96
    10/21/2017 : 93
    12/22/2017 : 91
    01/02/2018 : 96!! regain (medication)

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    Gastric Sleeve Member kenson's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: I think I am a vain person

    Ann,
    I think it means that we finally feel good about ourselves. I think being confident is just an added benefit of the sleeve. Nothing wrong with it at all!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member JannyAZ's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Default Re: I think I am a vain person

    Annie, you worked really hard to get where you are today. There is nothing wrong with being proud of your accomplishment and presenting the best “you” that you can. If you’re spending over an hour getting ready every day I might be concerned, but putting on nice clothes, makeup and doing your hair is simply having respect for yourself. If you’re like me, at my heaviest I really didn’t want to be noticed and preferred to fade into the background.
    What irritates me much more than a possibly vain person are those who go out as total slobs. For the last several years I’ve been thinking, “When did it become acceptable to go out in public wearing pajamas?” Big or small sweatpants belong at home, while out exercising, or in the gym. Just my two cents.
    Height: 5'3
    HW: 234.0 BMI 41.5
    2 week pre-op diet loss: 7
    SW: 190.5
    CW: 123.5
    GW: 125 BMI 22



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    Gastric Sleeve Member jerzeygirl's Avatar
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    Default Re: I think I am a vain person

    Like the song says, "What's Wrong With Being Confident"... I too, think we're confident to a greater degree after surgery and why not be vain... I like looking the way I am now, although I'd like to subtract about 20 years off the face seriously, you're a beautiful woman and you should "rock it" whenever you have the desire!!



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    Gastric Sleeve Member Katrina's Avatar
    I have had a gastric sleeve.
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    Katrina
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    Dr. Borland
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    Default Re: I think I am a vain person

    Giggling at the comment about going out in pajamas... as I just got in from being out in my pajamas Some days I get myself dressed up, and other days I roll out of the house in my Halloween sleep pants and my hair haphazardly tossed in a pony. In neither of those clothing selections am I concerned about what anyone else thinks of my attire. I can be as vain as anyone else, but my happy place is slob city
    No pre-op diet
    Day of surgery 11/4/14: 5'4" 213lbs
    1 month: 187
    2 months: 171
    3 months: 155
    4 months: 148
    5 months: 142
    6 months: 136
    7 months: 131
    8 months: 125
    9 months: 120
    10 months: 114
    11 months: 111
    1 year: 109
    1.5 years: 105
    2 years: 108
    2.5 years: 102
    3 years: 113
    4 years: 115
    5 years: 115 Still holding steady


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