Future Dr Cortes Doll - Houston, TX

I'm excited for my BBL and lipo but I just might...

I'm excited for my BBL and lipo but I just might be a little more excited to join RS. I have been stalking the site for some time now and after reading every veteran's post (just about) I had to join. I have picked my doctor for a bbl and aggressive lipo (yay dr cortes). However since I am 5'4" and 212 pounds, after reviewing my pics he suggested I lose 20-25 lbs for the best results. Hey, I am definitely down with that since I want my best results :) However, since I have PCOS and a prolactin producing pituitary tumor, it is not every easy for me to shed pounds. So if anyone has any advice for what worked for them I am all ears. I work out with a trainer three days a week for one hour and he kicks my butt.

But yay I am a real self member!!!!!! I am so excited to talk with you guys. PS I know I should post before pics and I will but I will at least like to try to lose weight first ... eek.

Future Dr Cortes Doll - Houston, TX

Always better with clothes on SMH

More pre bbl pics

Ughhhh

Still at it

I am desperately trying to lose weight. I know its going to be tough because of the PCOS but still I try. I workout with my trainer for an hour MWF and drink a gallon of water a day. I have also decided to drink fresh green smoothies (kale,spinach, wheatgrass, spirula (sp?). Hopefully, if I give it time this will work. I don't have time to do much else, because I am also trying to finish my dissertation (yay, PhD). What are you ladies up to?

Also, congrats to the beauties that had surgery this week!!! I can't wait to see your results.

Weight Loss

Well I have to lose at least twenty pounds to get an updated quote from Dr Cortes. So I am going to see a Dr at a weight loss clinic tomorrow and have them prescribe phentermine. I think it will work well since I workout regularly with my trainer. I can get stronger. I just can't lose weight because of hormonal issues. Yesterday I deadlift 205lbs. and Monday I squatted 185 lbs which were both personal bests for me. I always liked lifting but the circuits kill every time, but that is why I hire my trainer.

Well until next time, loves!

The weight loss journey... Phentermine and Lipotropic b-12

Well as promised I went to the Weight Loss Clinic. They took some measurements, ordered some blood tests and gave me a b-12/b-6/lipotropic shot and prescribed 37.5 phentermine pills. I took my first (half) of the phentermine pill today about an hour and a half ago. I can tell you I was starving this morning but you have to take it at least an hour before you eat. I am actually less hungry right now than when I took the pill. That is crazy. I am about to have a Special K protein shake and clean. It does seem to give you energy. We shall see.

I don't meet with my trainer again until Monday, but I wonder if it will give me extra energy during my workouts, because they are brutal and keep getting harder. After circuit on Friday he had me do ropes and burpees as a special surprise at the end.

Anyway, I will probably take the other half of the phentermine pill tomorrow and move up to a full pill on Monday, we shall see.

Wish pics

Updated Pics????????

Lucy told me to send in updated pics about a week ago. I took these tonight before bed just to see if I could notice a difference and I can't. Other than swearing that I am not photogenic (lol, seriously) I think I look smaller in person.
I keep fluctuating between 204 and 201 pounds. The only carbs I eat are from fruits and veggies (plus clean proteins like no carb protein shakes, baked fish, baked skinless chicken). However, I think because of the insulin resistance I need to start eating my fruit along with a protein, instead of alone as a snack. I have been taking the metformin for about 4 days now and it has been going well. Still taking the phentermine along with all the standard pre-op vitamins and letting my trainer kick my butt in the gym. I think even though I am down about ten pounds, I am going to wait a couple of weeks before sending updated pics to the doctor.

One more pound

On my way to the gym to meet my trainer. I am down one more pound and a total of 3 in from my waist and 3.5in from my hips. Slowly but surely... right!?!?!?! At the 200lb mark

Exhausted

I'm exhausted. Trained today, had labs drawn for my tumor and now I'm trying to prep a conference next week, interviews with eight different universities and an MBA class I have to teach this coming semester. I usually look forward to trips out of town but I'm tired.

I'm still trying to lose. Phentermine and now metformin twice a day. Still eating clean and often plus working out with my trainer. Still I'm nervous about sending in updated pics to dr cortes. I just want to be able to schedule my surgery for December as soon as the semesters out fir the max recovery time before the next one starts. I'm thinking of paying all cash but who knows maybe I will apply for care credit for a portion of it. Does the hospital take care credit?

Thanks for the love and support ladies. I promise the blog more once I get back in town and also when get a surgery date ????

Quick question. What is your pill regimen? Do take iron twice a day? I was thinking of doing vitamin c, iron and b 12 in the morning and b complex, vitamin d and iron in the evening. Let me know what you think.

2 more weeks

I would like to send Dr C updated pics in 2 more weeks, but I just don't know if I have lost enough. :(
I know I have lost 12 pounds but I don't know if I have lost enough inches. If this was someone else I would say just send in the pictures and let the Dr decide because they are the experts and can see progress even if we can't BUT... I don't seem to be following my own advice. I just hope I can continue to workout and eat right even though I will be away from home for the next two weeks. I think I can but we shall see. There is no going backwards at this point.

Love you ladies, and thanks for all the great advice. Seriously. You guys are so helpful. It's unreal. Thanks!
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You are really strong. That will help with post up. I have been using all of my upper body strength to get in and out of bed. I continued taking my iron until the day before. Along with vitamin c and the arnica I got from Dr.Cortes. The hospital has a note at the check in desk that says they do NOT accept care credit. Also make sure Dr.Cortes and pre op are aware of all your Meds and /or herb or supplements. Some cause bleeding during surgery. And post op they will give you iron , vitamin c and stool softener. I hope this helps. Good luck. Send me a msg if you have questions. I still fresh from surgery so it's all very vivid ! Lol
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Thank you and I will. Great info. thank you so much
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I can't wait to see your results....
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wow!!!! That's amazing 8 different Universities and an MBA class,plus diet and working out. You're my inspiration!!!! You go girl.
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thank you.
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You should be proud of yourself,i am and just met you here. I only have my BA i am the 2nd in my family to get a degree,it was huge because i'm Mexican and not many in my family went to school let alone college. It is the best Achievement ever. :). On another note I say send in the pics to Cortes and get his feedback. It doesn't hurt to ask. my motto is closed mouth don't get fed. lol.
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That is awesome. I have learned that you never know who you may be inspiring, especially in your family. Seeing you accomplish that had to have meant the world to them, seriously. Its like you were doing it for you and for them. I know I should send them but ... I am going to try just a little bit harder to show them that I can lose the weight (or at least see a difference in my body) :\
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:) I just hope you get your date set. But i understand.
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Love your blog.....many congrats on your academic achievements.....as you transition into the next phase academically and professionally, how wonderful for you to give yourself the gift of a physical transformation as well. All the very best on your journey!
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Thank you, it keeps me motivated for everytime I think I shouldn't do this or I don't deserve it...
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Always take w orange juice and in the morning I was told by my nurse faster build up results!
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Oooh, I was taking it with the chewable vit c, but I kept wondering if that was getting in my system fast enough to help the iron absorb. Ok, OJ it is then. Thanks again.
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I think you will be gone e a women's one a day and an iron pill w 65mg w ferrous sulfate of 325mg then 14days prior to sx date I began the vitamins from mmh.com and I was 13.3 on the day of sx. Be careful don't over do it on iron twice a day may build up constipation after u have ur sx and oooh boy will it be hard to break dwn ur system to knw it's ok to release now... Smile! Best wishes you're going to look great!
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thanks for the info. I was wondering about the iron.
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You're very welcome and you can do this! Chk your inbox k
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Thank you for the support!
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Np Uw!
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Hey rite&tite! I'm so impressed that you can press 185lbs. I did body building for 9 months when I was 52 and never got past 90 lbs. You are one strong woman. I wanted to turn you onto the Primal Diet, which is actually a way of life, including eating. You can read about it and tons of success stories at www.MarksDailyApple.com. it might also help with your conditions. Good luck on your journey to HOTNESS.
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thank you. I will definitely check it out.
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Good luck . Stay focused and don't give up. Hopefully you'll see those pounds come tight off
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You go girl!
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Best of luck lovely! I'm 4 weeks post and Dr Cortes is the BEST!! You will be SO happy with his work! ❤
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Thank you. I'm so happy for you (and jealous of course) :)
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It can be tough trying to reach weight loss goals, and factor in the pcos component, and you have a real challenge on your hand! You're doing well with your workouts and eating regimen. Keep up the good work! You CAN do this!
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Thank you, sweetie. I am committed so thats the best I can do.
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