I have always taken care of myself, consistently eating right and working out. This came from a deep desire to stay in shape as I did not inherit good genes. Our family is blessed with “child bearing hips” but I was certainly an extreme case. From the time I was 8 years old, I have been teased about my “big butt”. This continued to haunt me as I was also teased in high school, later by co-workers, and even by family. As I grew older, it became increasingly difficult to find the time to work out and make the healthy meals it took to maintain a weight I felt comfortable with. Basically, I had to stay at 115 pounds in order for my butt to be a normal size. It was a constant battle and a losing battle.
As I grew into adulthood, I became a business owner, a wife and a mother. Over the last 10 years, there were not enough hours in the day to have 2 hour workouts and starve myself to stay in my underweight status. So my butt and hips were becoming problematic. It was the first thing people noticed about me which is not what any of us would want. My husband was supportive and loved me the way I was, but my own personal self-image wanted a new me.
I now look in the mirror and wonder who’s body I am looking at. I am proportioned for the first time in my life. I realized after the surgery that all of the exercise and dieting in the world would not have given me the results I was looking for. I had always been in great shape and I was not overweight, I was just not well proportioned because of my body type. Now, I am 10 pounds heavier than my “ideal” weight but I look fantastic. I can now eat and work out like a normal person. No more extreme measures or being consumed with my diet.
I have never looked forward to buying clothes or swimsuits and now I look forward to shopping for my wardrobe. Everything fits as it should and there is no longer a need for tailoring. I could not be happier with the results. I can’t say I would have done this sooner in my life. The timing for me was perfect and now I will spend the rest of my life enjoying the way I look in everything from jeans to lingerie. I never dreamed this was possible.