Partly to Motivate Myself to Get Back into Gear! - Tampa, FL
- updated 11 months ago
5'2" 128lbs Moderately active with walking,...
- 19 Dec 2012
5'2" 128lbs Moderately active with walking, stairmaster, weight lifting through machines, yoga. 41, 2 kids, metabolism slowed considerably at age 38, as I had been 118lbs from age 35-38, but added a good bit in the last couple of years. Drink at least 1 glass of wine daily, which likely the largest contributory factor to my weight gain.
12-1-12 I had the lower abdominal with the large pad. I am somewhat small - with a good deal of fat, so the machine was able to pull in my lower ab, and much of the fat above it, slightly above my belly button. The procedure was uncomfortable, as many here have already described. Within 10 minutes, I could finally catch my breath and there was no pain. My fat, as the machine was pulled off, really looked gross, like a big pile of butter. The 20 minutes after the procedure was the worst for me - I felt nauseated and dizzy, but it subsided with time, water, and diet coke. By the time I drove home, I barely felt as though I had a procedure.
Throughout the week (first 5 days), I had no pain at all. My belly was swollen, but it didn't look that much worse than normal. I felt really motivated to eat well, low calories, and I walked and stretched every day. I lost 1-2 lbs! At Saturday night party, many commented about how I had lost weight -- but perhaps it was just my outfit, as it was flattering ...
Starting at Day 6, I started to have some of the experiences of the other folks on this site, with some itching, discomfort, and light pain. I can sleep just fine, and in fact, I can sleep great on my stomach. I am taking tylenol, applying an ice pack when sitting, and wrapping my belly with an ace bandage to maintain compression. These actions are making it tolerable, but it is not comfortable at all! I am hoping this passes soon. I am not having any of the shooting pains, but I typically handle pain well (having had 2 c-sections with quick healing, though great pain Rx!).
From Day 6 through roughly Day 12/13 (which got me...
- 13 Jan 2013
Now at 3 weeks and 4 days, I'll address my results...
- 13 Jan 2013
The office took photos, and I will have photos done again on Wed before the other procedures, but I am unsure whether I will post them, as I am a bit uncomfortable putting pics on the internet .... but I will contemplate it. :-)