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Decision made. . .Tummy tuck here I come!


Friday, May 03, 2013

I finally took the plunge! I went to the plastic surgeon last week and I've scheduled a tummy tuck. Now, before you jump on the "what are you doing" bandwagon, let me tell you my story.

Technically I need to lose 20 more pounds. That would be my "ideal" weight (though it still puts me in the "overweight category" on the BMI charts. . .but that's for another blog). I have always been an "apple" shape. I have always had a belly. Even before I had two c-sections, the belly was hanging there. That is just how my family is built. We all gain in our bellies and it hangs over. The c-sections only intensified the effect! So I've hated having that belly even before I had the c-sections. In my family, we have big bellies and little legs.

So I went to the plastic surgeon and we talked about it. While I won't have a flat belly, he can make it so that I can at least tuck shirts into pants as opposed to wearing tunics whenever I wear slacks. That was the goal to begin with and that is what he can do. I try to keep my goals realistic!

I am happy with my weight loss progress so far. I think I have done fairly well and I have lost almost 30 pounds now. I made a deal with myself that I would lose another 15 by the time my surgery rolls around (June 10). I think I can do that. I have lost almost 3 pounds towards that goal and it's only been a week.

I am so excited that I finally took this leap. I've thought about it forever and now it's going to happen. Six weeks until my surgery! I know it won't be easy or painless, but I think the results will make it all worthwhile. I just feel like I need to do this for myself.

So I need to lose 12.4 pounds by June 10. Wish me luck! I'll keep you posted as the time gets closer and afterwards!
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HOLLYM48 5/3/2013 5:35PM

    Best of luck to you! I hope it is a successful surgery and you like your results!
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TXTOAD9970 5/3/2013 3:41PM

    Good for you. I am jealous! I actually went to a plastic surgeon about ten years ago and priced a tummy tuck. It was after my twins were born and I was really feeling pudgy. The feeling is still there, just never had the money to go ahead with the operation. If we ever do get that kind of money, it would be great motivation for me to lose weight (like what you are doing now). I wish you lots of luck and I know you will be happy with the results.
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100LBLIGHTER 5/3/2013 2:49PM

    I would do that if I lost my weight....to get rid of the sagging skin..from loosing the weight. emoticon I wish you well.

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