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Project Ramona: Are those LEATHER PANTS!?!?!

No they aren't leather, they are actually "pleather."  They're a size 6!  I found them on the clearance rack for just $10.  Despite the great deal, I carried them around the store for about 20 minutes before working up the nerve to try them on.  Why?  This is a fabric I NEVER would've dared to try before my gastric bypass weight loss.  Ever heard the sound of vinyl shoes rubbing together? When you are as self-contious as I am, and your thighs are VERY FRIENDLY with each other, you avoid fabrics that  annouce your arrival when you walk.  Corduroy pants?  NO!  A wind suit?  Heck NO!  Chafing is no joke by itself.  When chafing has a SOUND EFFECT?!?!?!  Not cute or funny.

Thanks to my surgical intervention at Catawba Valley Medical Center I've tried a few other things too.  I now have a bangle to wear around my wrist.  I've always worn cuffs, because solid bracelets were always too small.  I bought some knee high boots that DO NOT have a stretchy leg and felt so proud wearing them all winter.  This spring I hope to buy some rain boots.   I almost scored a free pair of rain boots at a clothing swap a few years ago.  My friend encouraged me to try them because they were my size.  I felt so embarrassed when  I couldn't pull them up. 

Don't be surprised if you see me in horizontal stripes this season.  They were always on my big girl NO-NO list because I'd read they make you look even bigger.  and Next winter, who knows, I might even try LAYERING!!!!!

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The Link's Ramona Holloway has struggled with weight-loss and diabetes for most of her life. While from time to time she's had success in getting some of the weight off, she's never found an acceptable solution for her diabetes. Join her through video and blogs on this page as she explores surgical weight-loss with Catawba Valley Medical Center.

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