Oct 24 - My Journey

  • Somethan4me
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • 2 years ago

After my son, I had managed to get up to 200lbs.  I lost about 20lbs on my own, before I started with a local trainer.  With his help and a good clean diet...i lost another 50lbs, getting me to my first figure bodybuilding show.  However my tummy skin would just not tighten.  As I was leaning out, everyone was like...girl don't worry it will tighten, it will tighten...well as you see in the picture it did not tighten.  I was 130 even at this show.  Too bad i am not that size right now (OMG...around 150), however I do plan to do more shows in the future.  Outside of shows...I just still am very shy about my tummy area...swimming at the pool or wearing certain shirts, I even walk with my hands over my belly ALOT.  Well come Oct 24th...is my final step to getting a better looking tummy.  I have truly tried all the exercise in the world!

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LOL! Girl what do you need tampons for? I had maxi pads to cover my incision but not tampons! I had cough drops, raised toilet seat, shower chair, my prescribed meds. OhI I didn't get a recliner, hospital bed, walker or any of that and I was just fine. I wore T shirts the entire time and I was OK. I did have plenty of pillow's and lot's of healthy foods. Ensure protien shakes came in real handy when I was overly swollen and didn't want to eat anything that would plump me up more. Oh yeah I know that everyone out here promotes milk of magnesia but I used colace. Milk of Magnesia will give you the runs, and you will poop your brains out along with all your electrolytes....this can dehydrate you, colace is a softner that will make it easier to go without making you run to the bathroom every 30 minutes. Some may not agree with me but you do what is more comfortable for you! Oh yeah and get some antibacterial soap for when you can wash up.
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Tarpons for in case I start my cycle...just something I don't want to have someone bring me. Tell me about this maxi pads to cover incisions...works pretty good oppose to guauges? I am renting a lift chair for $69 for 1 month....I have plenty of tee's and scrubs. I did end up telling two of my friends( surgical nurse and another who is 3 years away from becoming a surgeon).....hell i figure if something go down crazy one of them can offer quick help. Colace....got it! I consume protein now...powder based mixed with water...so will have it ready to go....also quest protein bars handy...as I will still be looking to lean out a bit. Also plan to crock pot me some veggie soup with some beef stew meat! Nite before just to help take my mind off of things....it stores well and worse case my husband and son will eat on it a few days...if I can't.
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Baaabbbbyyy I hope you don't get your cycle! We are going to touch and agree that it want happen! Now after your surgery you will have these padded gauze between your CG and your incision in case you bleed or leak. After your surgery you should be sent home with a goodie bag to hold you over a few days but if you run out use maxi pads instead of going out and buying more expensive gauze pads. Get the meduim sized one's not the bed mattress type! LOL! I also had protein bars, banana's, apple sauce, pudding, nutri grain bars and low sodium crackers. Now you have made me hungry talking about this crock pot stew.....Mmmmmmmmm. Be careful with the sodium in it though it will make you swell, ache and uncomfortable. For now RELAX! RELAX! RELAX!
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Too funny....yes indeed low sodium and medium maxi pads...got it! Thanks my friend!
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Let me know if you need anything else!
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First of all.............dang your going to be the BOMB! Secondly welcome! The 24th is right around the corner and will be here before you know it! I can't wait to see your results. You are making me jealous with those muscles! Did your PS say that you need muscle repair or just skin tightening?
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On the muscle repair..he said I may need a little and would see once in there. My issue is I don't look that way today...sista been enjoying me some food! Preop is tomorrow so will see as to if he suggest I lean out a bit before surgery....
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It's OK cause I don't even look like that and I have already had my TT! LOL!
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yes but if you look closely at that picture...that skin on my tummy is nothing nice. You see my issue though...do I get back small to that picture and have my tt or do I stay wehre I am am and have it? My fear is I stay where I am, have the tt and then lean out back down to that and still ahve dam skin...conversation with my PS shoudl be interesting on tomorrow.
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Cherrybabi....Ok , I had my preop today. My PS told me I can save on the cost of the lipo if I can cut about 10-12lbs before the surgery. Can you say around a $1500 to 2k savings...how about it is time to put those cookies down, replace it with some green veggies and tilapia and hit that treadmill 2-3 times a day. I take it as a challenge...and no one challenges me (LOL)! Especially when it comes to my $$$$. Secondly, he suggested a lift chair (if I can find one to rent), the compression garment he order is full length and even covers the legs...not cute but hell at this point is cuteness really a factor? He wants me back in 20 days...1 week before my surgery to determine if still need the lipo or if I can save $$ and just go with the high lateral...my trainer was able to join me since his gym is located in the same building as PS...and we already have a training plan and meal plan to accomodate...wish me luck my friend!
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RUN GIRL RUN! And give those cookies to the homeless! I have heard of these full body compression garments and for some reason images of mummies come in to my mind. And when he says a lift chair does he mean a recliner?
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Cherrybabi....no there are actually recliner chairs but has a auto lift to assist you in getting up and also will lower you slowly when sitting down. Normally medical supply places will allow you to rent them! May get a walker all from same supllier...renting it for 2weeks at least. CG comes in black called a ladies body suit with bra..lol my hubby said we can add too it and hot dam we got a cat suit.....both the PS and me busted out laughing.....
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Down 4lbs and hungry Cherry! Hope all is well with your funny self!
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Hey girl! You are almost there! You will be post opt in no time.
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I can't wait Cherrybabi! Now is there a supply list handy somewhere? I know I need gauges, tape, tampons, all meds, Phillips milk of magnesia, button front gowns, lift recliner chair (rental) extra strength Tylenol, all meds perscribed, cough drops, baby wipes, raised toilet set, walker w wheels/brakes. Extra compression garments. Anything else?
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