Full TT with muscle repair, my pics will show you, you can lose weight post TT, so I may wait on the shows this year...

5 2.5" Now 137 - highest around 215 goal...

5 2.5"
Now 137 - highest around 215
goal for surgery 130

I've lost 80 plus pounds on my own and decided to be a figure competitor! I competed once with the bad belly at 131 not so cute. But I was proud to go up there. Now I am doing this! Will post more and add pictures later on tonight.

Ok pictures posted. I hope I can find someone with...

Ok pictures posted. I hope I can find someone with a similar before so I can get an idea of what the after will be!

22 days! I look at other ladies with flat stomachs...

22 days! I look at other ladies with flat stomachs and can't believe that will be me soon. Even sitting! I don't even know what that will be like!

Just paid for surgery! AHHHH

Just paid for surgery! AHHHH

Okay eating is a bit better today for sure....

Okay eating is a bit better today for sure. Getting there. I have 15 days now!!Not counting day of surgery. I don't want to go in bloated and chub!!

I just bought Bio-Oil for scars after. Read great reviews on it.

So not counting today or day of surgery 11 days!...

So not counting today or day of surgery 11 days! LOL

Going hard core on the diet. I've been dieting on and off my entire life I can certainly do this hard core for 11 days. I will feel much better if I drop 5 lbs!

Ok dieting better not 100% but better... I...

Ok dieting better not 100% but better... I can't believe it's around the corner!

9 days out from Surgery. I still can't stop...

9 days out from Surgery. I still can't stop obsessing on this forum. I guess it can't be helped it's such a life changing surgery you want to see how others are doing!

It will be really hard for me to stay away from the gym for so long (weights) but worth it. I'm also getting a scar revision on my breast lift I had over a year ago. He said he can make it thinner and since he isn't charging me since I'll already be under, I figured hey why not! It's kinda like getting another small lift. He will cut the entire scar off and restitch.

Woo-hoo to 9 days!!!

Hot damn! Next week at this time I hope to be in...

Hot damn! Next week at this time I hope to be in surgery. I am waiting to hear from the scheduling team to know what time my surgery is. I hope to hear today! This is all so surreal!

Ahhh today was my last day at the gym until...

ahhh today was my last day at the gym until approved from dr! I wake up at 3:45 am to go so I need to get some much needed sleep before sugery. I just can't believe it's happening in less than a week! Boo-ya!

And this is that last friday I will have a water...

And this is that last friday I will have a water bed belly!! yeah!!

I added a few more close up pictures from tonight....

I added a few more close up pictures from tonight. UGH!!!

OMG! Just got my time. I need to be there at 8:45...

OMG! Just got my time. I need to be there at 8:45 tomorrow AM!!!

Day after surgery, surprised how uncomfortable I...

Day after surgery, surprised how uncomfortable I am. Funny I read everyone's responses post surgery and now I understand the regret! I have hang in there but it's a lot of pain for sure.

Boy did i underestimate this recovery...will write...

Boy did i underestimate this recovery...will write more when more coherent :((

3dpo, yesterday was brutal, a lot worse than I...

3dpo, yesterday was brutal, a lot worse than I imagined. I'm still a bit drugged so excuse typos etc...my lower back is oiling me from laying around and trying to walk. Boy do i hope this is worth it in then end. My drain keeps getting clogged so I have to milk it often, total pain! I have some 3dpo pics I'll post soon.

Day 5 post op, very swollen and super hard to tell...

Day 5 post op, very swollen and super hard to tell what's going on. I do know the scar is very low and clean and it was long enough to even give me a thigh lift. Which is great... After reading a lot of reviews it seems day 8 and on is when you really turn the corner and start to feel better. Hoping that's the case for me too!

7 days post op... wow, talk about ups and...

7 days post op...

wow, talk about ups and downs. I experienced everything that was discussed here from elation to depression. I decided to go off all pain meds today because I wasn't able to think clearly and I really don't like having such a lack of control.

I had my first post op yesterday, Dr. T is very pleased with how I am healing and if I can get my draining down a little more in the next day I can have it removed. That thing is such a pain for sure. I did a lot yesterday, went out to dinner, walked around Target, I swear it was exhausting but nice to get out, I was starting to go a little crazy.

Posting 6dpo pics. I seem to really stay swollen so I am like a balloon but hope it's not like this for 6 months. I literally will have no clothing! ugh

I think I overdid it the past two days, Really...

I think I overdid it the past two days, Really swollen and feeling pretty bad. I need to stay away from all salt no excuses. By the end of the day I feel like I'm about to explode. I bet I'm holding 10 lbs of water easy! Posting a few pics 8 days post op...

Depression won today, I spent most of the day...

Depression won today, I spent most of the day crying and feeling ridiculous for doing this to myself. Ruining my summer, spending the days alone watching horrible tv with horrible back pain. I feel so stupid and shallow, all this money and pain for what will I be happier? Or will I just find something else I hate about myself to pick apart.

sorry, just really on the downswing today.

Thank you everyone foer the encouraging words....

Thank you everyone foer the encouraging words. Imwound up having a fever all day ending with major bathroom troubles lol. Called my surgeon, he predicted mild colitis. Getting new med today also. I think once the drain is out and I can shower, wear a binder that doesn't ride up every 6 seconds I'll be in better spirits.

Funny I've had foot surgery, gallbladder out, cervical fusion (neck) and lower back surgery and full lift so I'm no stranger to this. For some reason this surgery I really underestimated.plus I was pretty much alone all day from day 2, my boyfriend spends every night with me but he doesn't have the kind of job to take off easily. But still doing most on my own likely didn't help.

Wish me luck today! Bye bye drain.

Yesterday was a good day. Drain is out,...

Yesterday was a good day.

Drain is out, showered like a real person and wearing spanx. I was exhausted bymhe end of the day but feel way more human again. That binder and drain and lack of showering was really keeping my spirits down.

One thing I hate about the swelling is that I now appear so damn wide. I know it will eventually go down but my clothes fit awful. I realize I'm not even two weeks post op yet but I'm impatient! I don't want to look wide... Blah

11 days now, feeling better and better. I'm not a...

11 days now, feeling better and better. I'm not a fan of the swelling of course and not standing up totally straight is annoying. I do get nervous that the swelling will go away and I will still feel wide.

12 dpo doing well but having trouble with back...

12 dpo
doing well but having trouble with back pain and taking in deep breaths. I have been sleeping in the bed pretty flat, I wonder if this is the culprit.

added some pics in clothes.

Two weeks post op The only bothersome things are...

Two weeks post op
The only bothersome things are the tightness of the binder and breathing and not standing up straight, really the combo of both makes your back hurt a lot.at least for me it does.

I can't wait to get back to the gym,also wondering how long I'll have to wear this binder 24/7.

15 dpo biggest complaint is not standing straight...

15 dpo
biggest complaint is not standing straight and lack of sleep. I hate sleeping on my back and it's impossible to get comfortable. While it's annoying to wear a binder 24/7 it's not the worst part of this at this point.

Posting new pics and one of scar revision. You can barely tell in a swimsuit even so new. I swear I feel so puffy makes me nervous I hope it's a lot of swelling still currently weigh around 133.

16 dpo Still fighting a bit of the blues, I can't...

16 dpo
Still fighting a bit of the blues, I can't seem to shake it, very upsetting, I want to shake it off and be happy.

Had a follow up appointment today, at 3 weeks I'm allowed to start with the treadmill again, then slowly move back into doing weights again. I should be happy UGH!

19 dpo Still a lot of swelling but tomorrow I...

19 dpo

Still a lot of swelling but tomorrow I return to the office. I am happy to say all my normal work clothes fit me as is so I don't have to buy new clothes. I am looking forward to being able to return to the gym in a few weeks. It's made me a little nutty not to.

I went binder free for 5 hours on Saturday and while i was swollen I wanted to sit by the pool for a bit. Updated pic

Uploading a picture of the spanx that I love.

uploading a picture of the spanx that I love.

20 dpo first day back at work full time. Hope...

20 dpo
first day back at work full time. Hope this goes ok!

3 weeks post op Time has really flown by, Day 2...

3 weeks post op
Time has really flown by, Day 2 working in the office and I know that by the time I get home I'll be super swollen and tired. So I'm more prepared for that now. I have to say I hate how my body looks. Not standing up totally straight and not going to the gym is making everything look horrible. It's putting me in an awful mood when I look in the mirror. I am starting cardio at 4 weeks post op and light weights at 6 weeks but it just doesn't seem soon enough. And I hate this dang swelling! UGH!!

Wearing a new binder... it's to tight my legs are...

Wearing a new binder... it's to tight my legs are swelling up. UGH I can't win!

I may be defiant and not wear the binder all the...

I may be defiant and not wear the binder all the time. Hating it so much... all of them. I have several and they all suck after a while. Posted a pic that is 3 weeks 2 days PO.

So I have a new binder that is way too tight and...

So I have a new binder that is way too tight and I've noticed that my legs start to swell, calves/feet by the end of the day. I take the binder off more too. Plus it's over 100 here in MD and eating too much salt. It just freaks me out. The only variable change is the new binder. It's so tight that is leaves bright red indentations on my skin and it lasts for hours even after I take it off. So that is being tossed for sure. Haven't put it on today but do feel some tightness in legs and feet. UGH... all I do is worry about things.

Well Wednesday is 4 weeks. Which means I can start...

Well Wednesday is 4 weeks. Which means I can start cardio and in 2 more weeks start back with some weight. Way light than I am use to but I don't care.

I am standing straight to the normal eye but I still can't hold my shoulders totally back like my normal posture. I'm a little hunchy.

But I can say I finally feel almost like normal. The sleeping is still a problem and the posture. I can handle the swelling now. While I don't like it I am adjusting to it. Not a fan of looking puffy but I just need patience. My scar rules though! Posting more pics and will start scar treatment this week.

I have to wonder if some people have a tendency to...

I have to wonder if some people have a tendency to swell more than others. All I feel and see is bloat and swelling, my hips look distorted like the scar is a rubber band around them and I am puffy above and below. I just look at some people 4 weeks post op and think they look so much better than me!

4 weeks post op weigh in 135 ( been eating...

4 weeks post op

weigh in 135 ( been eating terrible )
25 minutes on the treadmill this AM, all I could handle, felt like I was swelling. But better than nothing.

Still swollen, very swollen but I guess its both early and some people swell more than others, so I'll deal. Getting back to a more normal life.

I tried to lay on my stomach last night, laying...

I tried to lay on my stomach last night, laying flat is not an option yet, I felt like I was being ripped in half!

Almost 5 weeks post op (2 days shy) So all of a...

Almost 5 weeks post op (2 days shy)
So all of a sudden I feel almost normal again. I still have swelling and no way can I lay on my stomach but getting SO much better. It's amazing what a week can do!

Few more pics posted.

5 weeks post op able to do an hour of cardio in...

5 weeks post op

able to do an hour of cardio in the AM, wearing a light spanx like binder during the day and only sometimes at night. Standing almost 100% good posture still a bit tight. I can not sleep on stomach but I do sleep on my sides. Really amazing what a few weeks can do. Just a few weeks ago I was miserable!

Adding a full body with face pic, this is pre...

adding a full body with face pic, this is pre tummy tuck. I am a master of sucking it in! LOL

Ok almost 6 weeks post op now and back to the gym....

Ok almost 6 weeks post op now and back to the gym. Still some things that I have to do a lot of pulling are a problem but ok with pretty much all cardio and other machines. Looking forward to squatting and deadlifts again. Its amazing how you now notice all the flaws on the rest of your body! Can't say I really like that.

Working on losing about 10 lbs now to see how things look!

Oh still can't sleep on stomach which sucks.

Today is one of my worst swelling days I've had in...

Today is one of my worst swelling days I've had in a while. I contribute it to my pre-workout supplement I take at 4AM and it has creatine in it which well none to add several lbs of water weight. Not happy about this at all, I'll be going off this until I can say I have no more swelling!

My pants are making marks on me today really bad. Sitting at work all day is also the worst on my stomach. Weekends never as bad!

6 weeks 1 day PO Having a lot of swelling this...

6 weeks 1 day PO

Having a lot of swelling this week. I always swell a lot when I sit at work all day and this week it's been gym every morning too, plus a supplement that makes me retain water for a few days in a row. I hate it! My pants are super tight and I feel horrible again. Ugh!! Go away swell hell.

Ok you guys are right, cutting way back on the gym...

Ok you guys are right, cutting way back on the gym time and allowing myself to just heal! I posted a pic of myself today in clothes.

7 weeks post op. I slept on my stomach for a bit...

7 weeks post op. I slept on my stomach for a bit last night which is pretty awesome. I'm up a few lbs nothing major but I'm not happy about that. Just started working out a little more lately and next week I plan to push a little harder. I'm still wearing my binder during the day, it makes me feel safer with it on. Few new pics uploaded.

8 weeks post op today Went on vacation and ate...

8 weeks post op today

Went on vacation and ate a lot so no pics right now. I have to say I still have a lot of swelling and tightness at night. Specifically around the belly button and lower, it's annoying and wish it would just settle down. I guess patience is something I need more of.

10 weeks post op I had a bit of a weight gain...

10 weeks post op

I had a bit of a weight gain around 5/6 lbs, I did it to myself no excuses but I'm still mad. It went right to my hip area which causes a side muffin top again. UGH!! Now tracking food and going to take it off. That being said, My stomach does still feel tight but I feel most of the swelling is gone now. What I have it what I have. I am attaching a side view from the gym today. My hips are shoved in those pants! LOL

I'm fat. I've been in a bad place and gained...

I'm fat.

I've been in a bad place and gained 5-7 lbs, It went to my sides and I have a muffin top. In turn I eat more due to be depressed about this. My pants are tight and I feel horrible...

:(((

Well I am up about 10 lbs from surgery. I faced it...

Well I am up about 10 lbs from surgery. I faced it... The worst part it's all fat for sure. I had skin removed so now it's ALL fat. Yes I can lose it but I need to sulk for a minute.

I'm a stress eater, I realized that the results of my surgery, swelling the binder the tight pants stressed me the heck out. So I ate and started gaining making it all much worse. What's swelling what's fat. 95% fat now. I think most of my swelling is gone honestly. I've learned that I really underestimated how emotional this surgery really is. You expect to look better right away. You don't, sure skin is gone and it's somewhat better but you have swelling and start to notice other things wrong that the skin was hiding before. Taking this minute by minute and dealing with the mirror and the scale. I hope at 13 weeks PO I can report I've pulled it together and not sitting around feeling like sh*t.

18 weeks post op I am finally getting my eating...

18 weeks post op

I am finally getting my eating under control, I wound up less than 10 lbs up from surgery so I am now really working on getting it off. No more complaining and moaning about it. I actually met someone who gained 80 lbs post tummy tuck! Yes 80 and lost it all and shocked to say she had NO skin issues. Now I am not recommending this LOL but It made me feel better about the 10!

At 18 weeks I do have some swelling at night, specifically due to what I am eating as well. I am going on a vacation in 10 weeks and I plan to shed this 10 and wear a 2 piece! I'll post more pics as soon as I am down a few more lbs. Still worth it ladies!

So I am finally on track to lose the few lbs I...

So I am finally on track to lose the few lbs I gained. I am competing in a few bodybuilding shows next yr so I need to get moving... 20 too go. I am happy with my decision, it was hard, harder emotionally and physically than I imagined but worth it. My scar is awesome, low and straight and no complications, I am very lucky.

Here are some new pics... Just got back from a...

Here are some new pics... Just got back from a cruise, very happy with my results so far.

I don't swell anymore for sure. I am very happy...

I don't swell anymore for sure. I am very happy with my decision so for anyone nervous it is worth it in the end, Just choose a trusted surgeon this is not something you want to bargain shop for!

In the process of getting a rib cage tattoo so I'm...

In the process of getting a rib cage tattoo so I'm posting a pic!

I remember reading full year reviews and thinking...

I remember reading full year reviews and thinking wow I can't wait till that's me. I notice I still swell a bit when I eat salty or too many items with artificial sweeteners which I am working on avoiding now. My surgeon is very pleased, he asked me to come back and take pictures for his website...

I've been working on a ribcage tattoo that covers a lot of my scar but my scar is NOT bad at all. Posting pics now.

Adding a year later scar pic...

adding a year later scar pic...

Ok weight is down, to hit the stage for my show I...

ok weight is down, to hit the stage for my show I need to be around 122-118 the pic I posted is 132.6. I'll keep posting progress pics. but a year later the scar really isn't bad!! I recommend this ladies, find a good doctor and go for it.

I am still very happy with my results and surgeon...

I am still very happy with my results and surgeon and went in for a consult to have a larger implant since I've lost some weight I've also lost volume. I guess I should start a new journal for that as well.

Too lazy to post on another thread LOL... so I...

Too lazy to post on another thread LOL... so I will discuss my implant exchange here too. Since I am a stress eater I have gained about 8 lbs ( picture posted) so working on that and to lose some bloat before my surgery next Wednesday!

Hi guys! Sorry I had a few people ask how things...

Hi guys! Sorry I had a few people ask how things are going,I am very happy I did the exchange. It was a little frustrating with no gym but I am starting back slowly. Pics posted!

I am almost done my ribcage tattoo! Picture posted...

I am almost done my ribcage tattoo! Picture posted too. One more session.

I need to say again how much I love my results. My surgeon is amazing. I have a clean faint scar that is totally straight. No stich marks to be seen around my belly button too. July will be two years!

Hi guys! I am now down to 129, Photos to...

Hi guys!

I am now down to 129, Photos to follow! Everything still looks great, even with weight loss.

Updated photos down around 18 lbs and new 800 CC implants are 8 months old now.

down over 20 lbs since TT

Well I am down over 20 lbs since I had my surgery, plus I just recently competed and WON! see pics...

few close up pics...

Here are a few newer pics I thought you guys would like to see!

If you look real close you can see how well my scar healed!

Full TT with muscle repair, losing weight post TT, why YES you can! About to do this again!!

Hi guys~

I get so many messages on here, please forgive me if I am slower to respond. Some of you know I compete in bodybuilding shows, that entails a bulk season and a cut season. It means you eat a lot of clean calories to add muscle and unfortunately weight comes with that... then you cut to get lean and see what you have! So mid January ends my current bulk cycle. I will be losing 25 lbs again, this will be the second time I do this since my TT. I will be updating more soon and doing some progress pics. You can lose weight post TT and not hurt the results. I promise you. Looking forward to a successful year of shows and showing you guys my results. Talk soon!!

Here is what I look like offseason

I keep pushing back my diet start date because I work better under pressure. I was giving myself too much time and I get way to lazy. So here is how I look up 25 or so lbs from my show. How I look today. I will have to take off the 25 and peak week weight which is usually just water and about 5. Last season I weighed 118 on stage, my trainer thinks I can weigh 122ish. So I did gain some muscle. I don't love this first picture. It's a hard thing to face but it's necessary part of competing. With muscle comes fat. But I will keep posting so you guys can see how I lose weight again!

Full TT with muscle repair, my pics will show you, you can lose weight post TT!

Wow, sorry guys I have been MIA a bit... Someone rear ended me and totaled my car the start of prep so I did get a bit sidetracked and now I have to make up on time for sure. I am very thankful I am okay. I am prepping now for a show and will post pictures and do my best to keep you up with everyone!

My scar...

I tried some close up last night. I am currently 20 lbs away from a show but I thought you guys would like to see the scar anyway... The lighting is a bit artsy but you can tell how it's barely visible.

6 weeks till my show!

I posted a few clear pics of my scar today. I think you guys will be impressed with it, I know I am! I am down 15 and need to lose about 10 for my show, plus the last week is water weight. So as you can see, losing the same weight again, hasn't changed my TT results at all.

sorry been a while!

So I decided to wait on the July show and push for another one. It's been a busy few months but I will keep pushing. I am now about 12/15 to stage weight and here is a pic of my abs so far!!

May wait on the shows

So I may wait on the shows this year. I still could do Fall but I am just not sure I am feeling it mentally. It takes all you have and I am still on the fence. Either way I need to lean out as I'd like to do a photoshoot!
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You look great!!!
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Wow you look amazing!
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wow thanks for sharing your story. you look amazing!
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wow, always an inspiration to check you out :) you look amazing - love your abs!
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You look wonderful, so proud of you, I wanted to know if you used anything for your TT scar because it looks great!! I am 6 months post up and was using the sicilicone sheets and haven't really seen any change. Please let me know if you used anything to help heal your scar.
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You are a true inspiration!
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Who was your dr?
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Wow, your pictures alone show an amazing journey. Very inspirational...congratulations!

If have time, feel free to stop in on a new forum of body building breast augmentation women. ;)
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What is your eating regimen?
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My goal is to be in your shoes I. The future. I am 3wks 6days post op TT breast lift and aug. 5' 3.5" on surgery 143. I will wait and hold off on gym a few more weeks to heal. I'm back into my clean eating. For some reason I lapsed the first 2 weeks post op. You already know u look great :) I hope you know you are now the inspiration.
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Damn girl I want those abs! Love to know yer training regime! Your proof of how us girls can totally change our bodies. What size are your implants? How big were you b4 implants too. I'm taking my 2nd journey and wanna be satisfied with my size. I'm 500cc now going to 800cc and was a 36C naturally now 34D-DD. 5'5 120lbs. Yer body is smokin hot, what an inspiration you are to all of us!
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I have read your review a few times and am so impressed with your resolve to become a fitness competitor. I was actually looking at bikini competitions prior to my surgery and you definitely inspire me to give it a second thought! How soon after your surgery did you start looking more weight? I'm 5 weeks post op but don't want to push myself too hard until I'm healed up a bit more. Thanks for the wonderful review, you look incredible!
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It took me a while because I couldn't stand up straight! I hated that part. I guess 8 plus weeks?
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I am absolutely in awe of your latest pictures and transformation. WOW, WOW and WOW! Loving your results!!!
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Thanks!!
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Your before and after, side by side comparison is unbelievable!!! You should be so proud of your self. I have also lost around 80# and I'm scheduled for a TT with muscle & hernia repair on 6/24. I hope my results are half as good as yours! I'll be a happy woman! Congrats and good luck on your show!
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thanks! that is great!!
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Inspiring, your transformation is incredible and you should be very proud!!! Love the addition on your tattoo! Good luck at your competition!
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Thanks!
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Fabulous, I know your crazy busy, but when you get a second, peek at my TT pictures, give a couple of exercises to get my abs in shape maybe my back side too. Thanks in advance! You look like you should win! You got my vote!
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I like the knee to chest ab exercises. Pretty much only thing I do.
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Your my idol!!!!
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:))!
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Hi, I am French so sorry for my writing! I want to tell you that I 'm so impress of your story and how you have transform your body! Please tell me how are where did you find the courage or the motivation to achieve this! You are my hero... Belle
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Thank YOU!!
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