Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Ok. So I'm loosing weight, great! The number on the scale is going down and I'm getting shrinking a little. Hubby thinks I'm looking good, I'm glad with my progress even my boys have noticed my 7 year old told me I was getting skinny(lol, no, not yet baby, but I will).
The problem? The pooch. I am sitting here and it is resting on my lap. No joke. It is grossing me out, big time. I looked down, because I can't even believe it's doing that.
Yes, everything is sagging. My skin looks like a over washed and dried cheap pair of linen curtains from bargain bin. I think everything looked better when it was plump. It filled out better, really.
Nothing was hanging, or flapping in the breeze. One good sneeze and half of my body flies forward and I have to hold on so I don't fall over from the backlash. I named the pooch a long time ago, after having my first son. "Bertha." yep. Bertha just sits there tucked in my underwear, sometimes hanging out of the side(sooo attractive-blech). She actually has three smiles where my C sections were. I think that's why she hangs down so much? Where the scars are the skin is pulled taught and tight, then everything left of stretched out loose flabby bertha-ness hangs over it.
Next question...what on earth's creation am I going to do about it?? I think for every half inch of skin, there is another half inch of stretch mark. If Bertha wasn't there I think I might have a chance of being in a size 12, right now. She's really holding me back ya know. It's skin though. Have I mentioned that it hangs???ew.
So, I researched the tummy tuck. I don't want to go through having my abdominals cut again... I do need to do something because as it gets worse, I have to put gold bond between the skin cliff because it gets red and irritated. I just would like the skin removed, Yes, there is still more chub that needs to vacate, and I'm working on it. ALthough pretty soon I'm going to have to roll that puppy up & add some supra-spanx to get it to stay in the general abdominal area.
Someone told me once about a Pandectomy? Anyone familiar with this? What are you other peeps doing about the loose skin...does your pooch hang low?
Don't even get me started on the boobs...Jeez louise. These mammaries have seen three babies and my belly button soon after!
I'm not sure what I'm going to do...but something will need to happen...because it thoroughly grosses me out.
You are all Sparktastic!
Update: Dialed a friend...it's called a panniculectomy