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Oprah's Final Weight Loss Show

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I don't really watch Oprah because I'm not home during the day, don't have a DVR, and am not a big TV person in general. I happened to be home yesterday and in front of the tv and saw Oprah's last show on weight loss. How inspiring! She had 100 guests in the audience who had lost at least 100 pounds each. I've lost 145 pounds myself, but I always enjoy hearing about other people's journeys because it reminds me I'm not alone and helps me maintain my motivation. I only wish I could have been there myself. :)

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MILLIE5522 5/22/2011 12:31PM

    Do you have any photos? You have acheived so much! emoticon

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FITBYFIFTY7 5/12/2011 4:29AM

    145 lbs. Super!!! You could have been the star of her show. No pictures?

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JNPMUDDIN 5/11/2011 9:41PM

    I don't watch oprah. But, curious why you would want to be her show of wanna be's??? Seriously the success you have and how so many more people are on here and listen so much more for we can see it and read it.

For me you and everyone else on here who have done it and are still holding it, are my idols and my dreams. I always thought I was alone and that it could never be done...yet, I see and read it has been done.

Thank you!!

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CHARLOTTE1947 5/11/2011 8:01PM

    You ARE there! SP has about as many viewers, so you have been found out.

I never watch Oprah either - you can get sucked into the tube and never get out. Best just not to watch at all.

Congratulations on your weight loss. You're an inspiration!

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Slow but steady recovery

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Today was say four of my surgery recovery. I am still pretty uncomfortable, but standing up a little straighter now. I am eating more, but still eating healthy and conservatively. I just hope I don't gain any weight since I'm not working out and am practically immobile. In reality, I probably shouldn't even been thinking about this, just focusing on my recovery at this point.

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LIZZIE888 5/8/2011 5:26AM

  I think the name - "tummy tuck" - tends to trivialise it - like they've just folded your tummy up and tucked it in! Its not tho - its major abdominal surgery. With major surgery you need to take the time you need to recover; it can't be hurried.

I have huge admiration for you for going through with it - anaesthetic terrifies me! The fear of post-op pain is nothing compared to the fear of post anaesthesia psychosis!

The benefits of this are going to filter into every aspect of your life and you will be so very pleased you've had it done. I suspect you'll start to consider your life in terms of before and after the op...

It might not be easy - its a lot to get used to and a lot to let go of... and I think there might be almost a "mourning" for the person you were before... because you might not have been comfortable but you were safe. Now you're in new territory - and its as terrifying as it is exciting! So be prepared for the roller coaster... remove jewellery, dentures and false limbs!

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RAINBOWCHOC 5/6/2011 9:22AM

    slow and steady!

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KAURAKITTEN 5/6/2011 2:00AM

    I hope you have a non-painful speedy recovery. Enjoy this time. You'll hit the cardio in time, just relax for now :)

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Tummy tuck was a success!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

So I had my tummy tuck on Monday. I have had two days of some pretty severe pain, but I can already tell that my stomach is much flatter. I can't believe what a difference it's made. I'm just hoping in another day or two I'll be feeling a lot better.

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    I am planning on having a tummy tuck this summer. I have another 35 lbs to loose and have already lost close to 100. I am nervous about it but I have skin that won't go away and I don't think I will ever feel comfortable unless I do this. I wish you the quickest and best recovery possible! emoticon

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    I am so happy that it went well! Here's to a speedy recovery. emoticon

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RAINBOWCHOC 5/5/2011 12:38PM

    you are brave! best wishes for a speedy recovery, Sandra

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My tummy tuck takes place in less than 8 hours!

Sunday, May 01, 2011

I am so nervous, but so excited. In only a few hours I have to report to the hospital for my tummy tuck. I feel like this is the last step in my complete transformation. I've already changed my lifestyle- I eat well, I exercise consistently, I am positive, happy, social, and ambitious. The only thing I want to do now is make a small cosmetic change. I went back and forth a lot trying to decide how important this was. In reality, I could live without it, but I have about 6 inches of sagging skin which is unsightly. I have been wearing a body slimmer for months trying to hide it, but as a reward to myself I've decided to get rid of it permanently. I also want to do it for vanity reasons of course- for instance, I would love to wear a swimsuit without having a huge bulge over my pelvis. But really, I just want to do it for me.

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MCJULIEO 5/2/2011 12:12PM

    Enjoy your new silhouette!

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ILOVEROSES 5/2/2011 8:13AM

    That's great! Best wishes for a speedy recovery. You'll look emoticonin your new swimsuit! emoticon

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MELLABELLAS 5/2/2011 1:20AM

    I hope it goes well!!

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-LUCKY- 5/1/2011 11:56PM

    You've worked hard! Congrats and speedy healing!

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JEN2330 5/1/2011 11:09PM

  Best wishes.

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One week of school left...

Monday, April 25, 2011

I'm so excited that I only have one week left in the semester. I am here at work today and it's wonderful because the office is practically empty. I am trying to get a lot accomplished. That isn't really happening. But I am getting a few things done. I did get a new license today. That was exciting. In my last license I was 190 pounds. In this one I am 147 pounds. I also got my bloodwork for my tummy tuck surgery done this morning. I will be in recovery this time next week! I am so nervous but so excited.

This week I am just going to concentrate on finishing the rest of my unpacking- I moved in to a new house a month ago and have been unpacking slowly because I've been so busy. And I hope to get the rest of the place thoroughly cleaned so when I get back from surgery- I have to be in Dallas for two weeks for the surgery and recovery- I will have a nice, clean house to come home to.

In the meantime, I just plan to work out a bunch because I won't be allowed to do any physical activity for at least a month after surgery which makes me nervous because I'm afraid I will gain like 10 pounds from being inactive. But I will deal with whatever happens. And I will just do everything I can to eat as healthfully as possible this week and during the month of recovery. It will be like Lent all over again! Except I didn't actually give anything up for Lent, so the next 40 days will be my Lent!


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