Yesterday's Appointment

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

This afternoon I had a scheduled appointment for a consult on getting smart lipo. First off I haven't lost one pound since being on sparkpeople, working out religiously, and eating healthy which is just frustrating and reaffirmed why I was having a consult on getting smart lipo. It's going to cost me $3,000.00 to do my arms in inner thighs, $5,000.00 if I decide to do my abdomen as well. I felt so shallow and a bit disappointed in myself that it had come to this; lipo, but when I saw that I still haven't lost a single pound I was almost happy that I was there. I don't honestly want to spend the money and I honestly don't want the surgery, but I hate being down on myself, I hate wearing long sleeve shirts in 100 degree weather because I am so insecure about my jiggly arms, and hate getting anxiety over putting on a bathing suit, but I can't get rid of this loose fat... I know it's from going up and down in my weight and I know there is some nice muscle underneath it all, but it seems like nothing I do will get rid of it. Am I doing something wrong? If so, what? And should i take this money and use towards a trainer and maybe just maybe it is something I'm doing wrong or should I get the lipo so I can feel more positive and continue to live my life with eating healthy and exercising?....
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    Hey just saw your blog. It's definately your decision to make but truly think about it. Thats a lot of money unless you're crazy rich. Being patient isnt easy but sometimes thats all it takes and you'll see a difference. What is your work out routine exactly and are you eating right. Anything I can do to help I will. Do whats right for you. Neither answer is wrong.
    3152 days ago
    I understand your frustration. It sucks to not see any changes when you are putting in a lot of effort. I would be curious to see how many calories you are eating daily. Sometimes, when you diet too often and restrict your calories too much, your body can go into a "starvation mode" and conserve calories where it can so it is only burning as much as you are feeding it. It may be that you need to increase your calories so gain your body's trust and take it out of the starvation mode, and bring your metabolism back to where it should be. I would recommend taking the money that you would use for the surgery and find a good dietitian who can work with you.

    I wish you luck in whatever path you choose. emoticon You'll get there.
    3171 days ago
    Is Dr. Gagliardi the MD who is doing this smart lipo? I have heard his advertisements on Fun 107. Anyway, It's a lot of money. But it sounds like it bothers you very much. I mean, here I am 4'11" 200 # and I show my arms off all the time. But, I do relate to how it makes you feel. My 80# extra remind me everyday!

    Good luck! Keep me posted.
    3172 days ago
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    I do not know very much about smart lipo, but I think you really need to get all the medical advice you can before making your final decision. Have you talked to your own doctor? If after that you decide to go with the lipo, then do it and don't be ashamed.
    3172 days ago
    I have been in your shoes. I actually drove 5 hours to NJ several years ago for lipo. It was going to be $6000.00 to get what I wanted done. Also the doctor told me that i'd get better results if i could lose 40 lbs first! I felt SO deflated. I did LOTS of thinking on my long drive home and decided lipo was not the way to go. I'm SOOO glad I didn't do it too! I'm still fat and still need to lose 50 lbs, but to me the whole lipo thing seems like "cheating" for lack of a better term...that and I didn't want to be known as that girl that got lipo.

    I have good muscling under my fat...I know I do. I just need to commit to eating better and not cheating with SWEETS all the time and the jiggly stuff WILL go away...i just know it!

    BTW...I'd love to look like you do. :)
    3173 days ago
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