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Ta Da!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

As my granddaughter Chloe would say ... "Ta da!"

I got up this morning, took my shower, and stepped on the proverbial scales. I had to rub my eyes to be sure I was seeing the number I thought I was seeing. Tim (the hubby) and I just had this conversation last night discussing how I was nearing a MAJOR milestone in my journey. The scale read 265 lbs. I started out at 530 lbs. If you do the math, you'll find I have now lost the amount of weight that I currently weigh. I am only one half the physical person I used to be. Ta da, indeed! Another 35 lbs and I will pretty much be at my goal weight.

That said, then the trek begins to get the abdominoplasty to have the belly skin removed. I will say that though I've had no rashes, much to my surprise, I do have back pain and I know that I do not stand up straight as the weight pulls me forward. I will start calling the insurance company in January to find out what exactly they will need to get approval. I am hoping to be at 230 lbs when I go for my 18 month post op appointment at which time Dr. Vallina (my wonderful surgeon) will seriously discuss this surgery. I'd like to have the abdominoplasty before summer 2010, not because I want to wear a bikini or anything like that. I just want the skin gone and the results of my hard work to be even more noticeable. I am slowly getting to where I want to be and yes, this is my "TA DA" moment! There will be two more ... one for getting to goal and the other after the abdominoplasty. The process I started on my own back in 2005 is starting to come full circle and it feels doggone good!

(Edit: I will try to post a photo later, just for reference. Imagine, losing the amount of weight I now weigh! Now that's a visual.)
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  • MISHBUTTAH
    Woot! Woot!!!
    2584 days ago
  • GEORGIA_KAY
    Karon, it just feels so darn good to see how happy you've become!!!!

    You are beautiful---well, you were always beautiful!! But now, your outside parts reflect a little more of that shining warrior woman that is on the inside too!

    YOU ROCK!!!!

    and honey, I'm saying "TA DAAAAA!" right along with you everytime I see your happy, smiling face in these gorgeous photos!!

    I know how far you've come and the struggle it's been. You deserve this happiness and I'm thrilled for you! can't wait to see the photos in the future--when you get rid of the skin too, and you're right, it will be another TA DA Moment!! WOO HOOOO!!!!

    many hugs--Georgia
    2597 days ago
  • INNERPUPPIE
    I too will be getting a tummy tuck at the end of my journey. Just had a consult with my doctor the other day and she said I should lose each and every pound I intend to before the surgery or else I'll end up with the sagging skin again. So if your goal is say, 160, get there first before the surgery.

    She told me that it is a heck of a painful surgery for about the first week but that from there on it should get lots better each day with the drains coming our at about two weeks. Also, you really need to begin documenting with your doctor your back pain, etc. so it is on the record☺
    2597 days ago
  • SUZANNAHBIRD
    Karon, You are superwoman! Only you are really more than superwoman because you did this with no superpowers, only your continued commitment and personal strength. I am so proud of you. More importantly, you have so much to feel good about. So good to see you doing so well after all the effort you have put into this for so very long. Suzanne
    2599 days ago
  • NENATO2
    Oh Wow! You have come so far that i'm sitting here in awe! There is no doubt in my mind that you will make it to 230 and in the back of my mind, I'm thinking about how much skin they will remove that scale will go down further!

    Best to you Girl - you've done REAL GOOD! (That's the southern in me!)
    2601 days ago
  • SOCKITTOME
    Karon, when you started this journey, did you ever imagine you would get to this point? And here you are! This is totally awesome, and I give you a cyber high five!!!

    2601 days ago
  • KITT52
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    Have a healthy day

    Kitt
    2602 days ago
  • XANDIYA
    That's awesome! Congrats!
    2602 days ago
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