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!