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Skin removal surgery

Friday, November 23, 2012

So I did it! I am 16 days post-op and despite initial pain, I have NO REGRETS!!! This is a tough surgery to recover from buy every day gets better and the jeans I wore to my surgery are already too big. Woooooohooooo!

I know how scary it is to consider doing this but I only wish I had done this earlier!!

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JAZZYCHICK 11/29/2012 3:33PM

    Thank you, thank you!! I am so pleased!! It has not been an easy recovery but at 3 weeks, I feel the worst is behind me. Why on earth did I wait this long!? I have permission to start using my exercise bike again next week...roll on life with a new flat tummy!!!! emoticon

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LIBBYL1 11/23/2012 11:17PM


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MERRYMARY42 11/23/2012 8:59PM

    congratulations if you are happy with it, we all are as well, emoticon

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NELLJONES 11/23/2012 9:56AM

    Congratulations!! You will feel better every day, and wonder why you waited so long!!

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Skin Removal? Body Lift/contouring?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Has anyone done this?? I have major skin leftover from discovering I DO love myself and I AM a fit person. The skin is not only gross to look at but a constant reminder of the emotional and physical abuse I did to myself. I feel like if I shed it, I will be shedding the pain, suffering, damage and old habits I kept up with to keep myself in the dark pain of obesity.

Has anyone had it? Are you thinking about it? What would you have done?

For me:
Body lift (tummy tuck with inner thigh lift as I have major MAJOR sagging issues there that won't go away no matter what I do)
Arm lift
Breast reconstruction/mastoplexy

None of this is because I am too lazy to continue. I AM THIN. I am fit. I have earned it. But...I can't see it because I have all this wrinkled saggy skin on top. Ugh!!!!

I just want to do it now!!!

I have an appt with a doctor for a consult in October and I CANNOT wait!!!!

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JAZZYCHICK 8/22/2012 10:45AM

    Thank you. I feel like a healthy fit person now but I am sick of having to wear sizes that are bigger to allow for "tucking" my skin in. I have run two marathons in 10 months and I still feel like a fat chick...when I pull my skin tight (it's gross to do but I can lift it REALLY far off my body) I see the abs I have worked for and the quad muscles I have earned. I wanted them out there...for me to see everyday not just when I cry and pull back the layers!!

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CHRIMSONFYRE 8/22/2012 10:43AM

    I fear when I reach my goal weight I will have the same problem. That the skin won't want to go back to where it is supposed to go.
Keep us updated on how the consult goes.

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LITTLEDUTCH 8/22/2012 10:41AM

    I have not done it, but I wish you luck. You've got a great attitude!

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5 week challenge!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Laying down the gauntlet and challenging myself to 5 weeks of pre-vacation ass-kicking workouts!!

4 x Running/week
1 x Sprint work at the track/week
1000 x push-ups total
5000 x crunches total
1000 x lunges
1000 x squats

Here we are on week one. So far I've finished:

3 x running (1 more to go!)
1 x sprint work
20 x push-ups
0 x crunches (need to work on this!)
20 x lunges
20 x squats

Eating is good. Forgiving myself daily for what I have done, pushing myself forward to what I can achieve and become through discipline and self-assurance!!

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JAZZYCHICK 6/28/2012 12:30PM

    Thank you!!!!! One day at a time, I am getting to know the real me! :-)

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CLESSFAT 6/27/2012 11:20AM

    Quote: Forgiving myself daily for what I have done, pushing myself forward to what I can achieve and become through discipline and self-assurance!!

You have an AWESOME attitude!! emoticon

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I'm not pregnant but thanks for calling me fat...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

So last night at a networking event, a woman (a nutritionist!!!!) said to me, "Oh congratulations, I see number 3 is on the way!!"


Isn't there some cardinal rule that you never EVER say this to another woman??? Not to mention the fact that last night I OFFICIALLY fit into a size 8 dress for the first time in AGES and felt like I was really only a matter of weeks away from reuniting with my slimmer, fitter self!! I was devastated. No, correction, I AM devasatated. Why would she say that??? It crushed me. I then had a hard time trying to network, be social, be chipper and be all the things I normally look forward to.

She broke my heart and I started the old wondering last night of "why do all this work if it doesn't matter?!!?

I'm crushed. And I guess I am fatter than I thought I was looking in the mirror before I left home last night.


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CHANGINGSAM 6/22/2012 10:08AM

    This happened to me a couple of months ago. I, too, was devastated. I'm so sorry that she asked that. Honestly, it should be a cardinal rule among women. As hard as it seems, keep going. Don't stop exercising and eating healthy because of one little comment. You're better than that. Hold your head up high because you are making beautiful changes in your life. You are beautiful no matter what anyone says.


P.S. Congrats on the dress size! emoticon

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SARASMILING 6/22/2012 6:50AM

    THAT IS HORRIBLE!!! I am SO SORRY!!! I can't believe she said that!
That being said, YOU ARE DOING AMAZING!!!! I size size is FABULOUS!!! ( And exactly where I want to be. ;) ) You know, I've been telling my husband I feel like I look pregnant a lot of the time because it seems we lose this belly last. And on bloated days I feel like I'm 8 months along. Not fair. BUT we WILL get there!!! WE CAN DO THIS!!! YOU CAN DO THIS!!!! Just remember where you came from and where you are now. You are rocking this girl! You are amazing! You WILL blow her socks off at the next event! ;) (not like it matters what she thinks though.) :)
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BOOKWORM27S 11/16/2011 11:23AM

    Oh, I am SO sorry to hear that! I have had that happen to me in the past.... when I was a teenager. That was mortifying. I would never ask someone if I they were pregnant.

Stay strong, Spark on!
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BREWMASTERBILL 11/16/2011 7:28AM

    I know I never say that another woman, ever. She could probably tell me she was pregnant and I'd still never ask questions. hehe.

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MRE1956 11/16/2011 5:54AM

    Why do some people insist on leaving their houses and act like complete and total morons - EVER?

A POX on that bozo! To think that anyone with presumed intelligence (I'm figuring that a nutritionist would have some moderately advanced educational levels here) would drop the ball so severely in terms of social skills.......sheesh! Go home, bozo, and NEVER LEAVE YOUR HOUSE AGAIN! Boy, when I think of all the wonderful folk I know who are stuck in their homes desperately seeking employment.......I am convinced more than ever that this world is truly going down the tubes!

Sorry you were dissed like that.....


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BAKERICLISA 11/16/2011 5:46AM

    First, a size 8 is NOT fat, but ask one of your friends who will tell you the truth if the dress looks flattering on you, It simply may have been the cut of the dress. And yes, unless you know the woman you should never say anything about her expecting unless she has announced it first.

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SHIRLANGEL 11/16/2011 5:43AM

    All of your hard work matters. Hold your head up....you look great and you fit into a size 8 - that's awesome!

Why did she say that? She just didn't think before opening her mouth. A gigantic human error. Please don't let that derail all of the good work you've done to get to your current weight. You're on the right path. Just think about it, she was the only one who has made that comment to you. You saw lots of other people and they didn't say that to you and weren't thinking it either.

I repeat....All of your hard work matters. Hold your head up. You look GREAT and you fit into a SIZE 8 too - THAT'S AWESOME!!! emoticon

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42.2KM/26.1Miles - MARATHON is DONE!!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

So...it's over! A year of stressing, training, running when I didn't always want to, eating more carbs than I would have normally when trying to lose weight, and let's not to forget the blood, sweat and tears. I said I was going to run a marathon and I did. I didn't walk it, I RAN that bloody thing!

On May 29th, I crossed the finish line of the Ottawa Marathon. I ran the whole way. I DID IT! No one did it for me. It was such an amazing feeling of shock, pride, happiness, and disbeliefe. Like, seriously...I did it!

My goal was to run a marathon when my youngest turned one and I ran it 14 days after her 1st birthday.

This proves regular people can do ANYTHING!!

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