My weightloss secrets...

Hello, I am a 29 yo mother of 2 girls, 10 and 6....

Hello, I am a 29 yo mother of 2 girls, 10 and 6. After my first daughter I noticed there was muscle separation and a lot of extra skin. I have been wanting a tummy tuck for over 9 years. I have finally saved and now I can afford to do it! I have booked my surgery with Dr. Rebot, he is very informative and I know someone who had the same procedure with him and very good results!
I am very nervous, but I know what I want. I am young and want to look as such. I really can't wait and I hope to share my journey and experience with you.

...I know it's been a while! I went to the doctor...

...I know it's been a while! I went to the doctor yesterday and he gave me a bunch of presriptions to fill before my surgery on Aug. 22. Wow there's a lot!!! I have also decided to lose some weight before hand, right now I am 5'6" and 150lbs, I would like to get down to 130lbs or 140lbs. I have started the master cleanse diet, this is day 2! I have lost 2 lbs I hope I have the mental will power to do this. I told my doctor about the diet and he said I need to eat healthy 2 weeks before. I will do the diet for 10 days. I hope to lose 15 to 20 lbs. I know I can do it! It is also good for me to detox my body. I want to be ready in every single way. I am so excited I encourage myself by looking at pictures of a dress I want to fit in and by my progress thus far. It is difficult being a wife and mother but I think the weight loss will help my results in the end.

Okay,2 days after starting master cleanse the...

Okay,2 days after starting master cleanse the devil offered me a krispy cream donut and I had one...what a disaster! The good news is I weighed myself and lost 4lbs yay!!! Something's working, but I have to stick to the plan, I know I can do this. I would really love to be 130lbs before my surgery. I had a dream last night that I had my tt done and my belly looked the same except it had the scar too! NIGHTMARE!!! One of my biggest fears is that my belly button isn't centered. That would driv me crazy. I am not scheduled to see my doctor again until my surgery, but I tink I'm going to make an appointment to see him again on Monday to put myself at ease. I trust him completely, but this is maojr for me. I almost feel selfish about it at times...but I know I will be happy. I'm only 28, I want to look my age, youthful. I hope everything works out for me.

Okay, I fell off the dieting wagon, I don't feel...

Okay, I fell off the dieting wagon, I don't feel good about it, but I keep making excuses for myself. I feel so weak and worthless when I don't accomplish what I want. I have to see my doctor again to. I'm going to ask him to mark my belly so I will know exactly what he plans to do! Also I have read on alot of post that they have pre op apts, what happens at that appt? I 've seen my doctor and he gave me presriptions, but I'm not sure it was the preop? He said I won't see him again until surgery day, but I want to see him again as I've said. Can any one tell me what hapens at the preop???I am a tad bit nervous and extremely excited. Thanks guys!

Okay it's getting more real...I got my meds and...

Okay it's getting more real...I got my meds and gelzone is on roder I feel so blessed! I'm on my way!!!

I'm a nervous wreck at times! I cant believe 8...

I'm a nervous wreck at times! I cant believe 8 days and counting till my big day!!! It's in God's hands now...I think I will take any pain at this point to have a flat tummy. Sometimes I do feel alone though...I mean very few friends and family know about the surgery. My mother does not know , I told her I am having hernia repair. I feel bad for lying to her, but I'm afriad of being discouraged and I just want to do it! My kids have no idea and I'd like to keep it that way for now. It's definately not easy to keep this to myself and husband, but I don't want negative opinions about it. I want to be positive and I think I picked the best doctor for the job! My only worry is that I know african american women do not heal very wel(my doctor told me) I am hoping that I heal well and quickly. I've actually never prayed as much as I have in the past week. Lord knows I cant afford any more $ or time off work. At this point I leave it in the hand of the lord. As I said positivity, positivty, positivity! I think it's called the law of attraction...It's just a hope and a prayer. I am really thankfu to read all of the amazing stories and see the wonderful results.

Wow, that went quick!!! I will be on the flat side...

Wow, that went quick!!! I will be on the flat side tomorrow. I am excited, nervous but very positive. I feel great and I cannot wait to see the results. Any doctor that can fix this problem is good. I'm just going to walmart to do some last minute shopping for pillows and getting some groceries including lemon, broth and jello. No recliner but I'm a trooper, not one to really slow down. I like to be active and I'm pretty sure I'll be up and about in no time. I don't plan onn eating much today either I just want to focus on my positive energy. I've asked close family and friends who I have told to pray for me. See you on the flat side.

This is it! I go into the hospital soon. Emotions...

This is it! I go into the hospital soon. Emotions are crazy, sometimes I'm relaxed and sometimes I'm scared as a puppy. But overall I am happy. I know all will go well and be okay. Thank-you.

Bless the Lord I made it! It wasn't as bad as I...

Bless the Lord I made it! It wasn't as bad as I prepared myself for. 3 days before hand I stared bathing with the antibacterial soap, the night before I took the antibiotic, the morning of I took the antibiotic, something for nasea and 3 other prescribe pills from my surgeon. I had a shower, prayed and was totally at ease. I went to the hospital for 7 am checked in and waited. At about 9:15 am I saw the anestioligst(my spelling suck. Lol), he explained that I would be a sleep for 4 hours and monitor me that entire time. My surgeon marked me up and I layed there in the room with 2 doctors, the anestigiolist, and 5 nurses. I thought to myself this must be a big deal. And then without any warning i was out!
I woke up about 3.5 hours later in no pain! I said thank you Lord! The nurse asked if I needed pain meds I said yes, she said do not take the meds if I'm in no pain. I told her I didn't want to feel pain and was covering all bases. Lol. I was all bandaged up so I have no idea what I look like, but I am swollen. I still have no pain! My hubby has been helping me to the toilet and in and out of bed. I feel quite comfy with a bunch of pillows. I don't want to speak too soon but I'm thinking is it really this easy? I mean I'm not complaining about no pain, but I was mentally prepared for it. I am so glad and grateful I made it. I'm focused on my pill regimen and leg excercises. I go back to my ps today to have my drains removed. Weird cuz I thought they would be in for longer, but I guess not. Overall good experience so far I'm just praying for a quick recovery. Thanks.

Okay day 2 of this whole ordeal. I was a bit...

Okay day 2 of this whole ordeal. I was a bit depressed and wondering why wpould I do this. I had a bit of tears and felt sorry for myself. I am sooo swollen it hurts and my back hurts when I walk hunched over. I called my PS to ask him if I can take anything for the swelling. To my suprise he called me back and spoke to me for about 15 minutes. I really needed that talk, it showed me that he cared and knew what I was going through.

It is depressing not seing the results I want right away, but I have realized I have to give time time. It also doesn't help that I don't feel a lot of encouragement from this online community, buthopefully my experience can help someone. I sure am encourasged by reading the other stories. I just hope this get better soon.

I think today will be a better day. I'm already...

I think today will be a better day. I'm already walikng straighter with not too much back ache. I'm putting on some make up and heading to moms. I've had a lot of gas which seems to be passing now. I'm not as swollen and drinking lots of fluids. I've walked up and down the steps a few times already and I need to keep it up. I've received a lot of kind words of encouragement over the past few days and I would like to thank every one for their prayers and well wishes.

Okay day 4 post op and I'm starting to feel more...

Okay day 4 post op and I'm starting to feel more alive! I'm walking up and down the stairs and a bit straighter now. I'm unfortunately still in swell hell though. I'm seeing my ps tomorrow to see if I can get something for the swelling. I don't have much appetite either eating very small portions. Good day overall I just can't wait to sleep on my stomach again!

I never sleep through the night anymore because its so uncomfortable!I wish I knew of all the sacrifices. I hope its worth it!

Okay, post op day 5 and what a lovely day, I had...

Okay, post op day 5 and what a lovely day, I had my first shower!!! It felt so refreshing! I went out and bought all baby products, Johnson's and Johnson's baby wash, baby bedtime lotion and baby powder. I feel sooo good.

Also my results are starting to show, I am happier as time goes by. I saw my ps today and he said I'm healing wonderful! Thank you lord! I'll be posting pics soon.

Hi there! I am now on day 11 and feeling great!...

Hi there! I am now on day 11 and feeling great! I'm not so uncomforatable sleeping at night and walking straighter, but I still get back aches at times. I'm so glad I did it! And I seem to be healing well although I was nervous about keyloids everything is going great!I should have po pics up shortly.

Hii there! boy I'm excited, I'm feeling like a new...

Hii there! boy I'm excited, I'm feeling like a new me even put on my first bikini!!!! Never mind the steri thats just how great I feel. I am sleeping much better and overall I am pleased. Thanks everyone.

Hey Guys I'm 16 dpo today! I had my stitches...

Hey Guys I'm 16 dpo today! I had my stitches removed yesterday, I was so nervous it would hurt but I didn't feel a thing! In fact I am so excited I can start scar therapy now. I put my gelzone garment on for the first time and it felt great! I also purchased Kelo-cote, which is a scar gel. I'm back in the gym only to use the treadmill, I do a 1 hour brisk walk everyday (250 cal) and I drink a lot of water with fresh lemons. I almost feel like my old miserable self My scar looks clean and if I keep up with the therapy it should fade fine, plus its soooo low. I love my doctor! He said in the next two weeks he will take "äfter" pictures of me. Yay! I hope everyone is doing great!!

Hey ladies, well it's day 20 and I'm feeliing...

Hey ladies, well it's day 20 and I'm feeliing pretty good! I felt so physically fit the on day 17 I went to the Amusement park and rode on the coaster with my kids- badd idea! The next day my back was soooo soar! I am still taking Tylenol extra strength...It's my own fault for over doing it, but I felt back to normal. Note to self, I'm still healing. Anyhow I posted new pics! I'm not as flat as I would like to be at this stage. but I'm still grateful for the transformation. Tell me what you think!

Hey all, Well what can I say??? I\m so pleased i...

Hey all, Well what can I say??? I\m so pleased i did this, and now a friend of mine is doing it too.I'm still not back at work as they gave me 6 weeks off (paid) lucky me! I've been at the gym on the treadmill at least 4 times a week. My bb looks like it has healed nicely. Although I'm not as flat as I thought I would be I feel okay. My doctor said he didn't want to do too much lipo as it may cause necrosis, at least I'm firm and I have a clean slate to work with. Actually I've not been shy in showing off my new figure and my new belly at all! I get alot of compliments on bbm and I tell them I trained hard for this only complication now is trying to find belly tops in my closet to put on for pictures. Other than that Im great. Another two weeks and I'll be back at work so I'm enjoying my time home with the kids now.

Hello Ladies, it has been a long time coming, but...

Hello Ladies, it has been a long time coming, but Im here! So very pleased with my results. I've ordered 4 swim suits already and it's fall! That's how great I feel. I still wear my compression most of the time, except when I wear body fitting clothes. I always wear a compression when I work out and I am hitting the gym hard! I do a lot of crunches and sit ups. My friends envy me, I would too. I am so happy I never waited to turn 40 before doing this. I am pretty much healed and my scar looks good! Sex with the hubby is amazing, maybe because of my new found confidence. Wow it was worth every penny! I would tip my doctor if I could. I hope to send updated pics and a video really soon. Thanks All!

Hi ladies! I just cant help myself, I don't like...

Hi ladies! I just cant help myself, I don't like clothes anymore. My friends call it a miracle...

Hey ladies! I just wanted to update you because...

Hey ladies! I just wanted to update you because now that I have my tumy back I am trying to lose weight. I have started to really watch the portions of my food and what I eat. I have also been religously at the gym. In one week I've lost 3 lbs!!! I know its not much, but it is very exciting! I've broken the 150lbs barrier and I feel like I am on my way! I will keep you posted on my weight loss journey. My goal is to be 130lbs before Feb. It is a realistic goal and if I stick to my regimen I know I can do it. Thanks to you girls for your encouragement!

Hi ladies not much to report, sorry I've been...

Hi ladies not much to report, sorry I've been soooo busy. As u can see in my latest pic I'm starting to tone and I'm much flatter! I am very active with work and the gym and just trying to live a healthy lifestyle. I hope evryone is doing well.

Well hello there! I am inching closer and closer...

Well hello there! I am inching closer and closer to my goal weight! I have stop eating all carbs, no bread! no pasta! no rice! I also drink alot of water!!!! My meals consist of a small peice of chicken breast- 4oz or so and about 9oz of veggies like spinach or asparagus(twice per day). I have 2 fruits per day and sugar free jello when I am hungryI also take a multivitamin everyday and work out at least 3 days per week. Now this might be alot of sacrifice, but I already feel like it is worth it! When I look at my "before pic" vs my "now pics" I know that it wasn't just the surgery, it was me making a lifestyle change. As I said 80% of what we eat and 20% fitness. Do I plan on keeping this ruitine for ever? Not! But I would like to get to my goal weight and maintain it eating healthy foods and being active! If I don't take control now, when will I! I am challenging myself weekly and setting a 2 week goals. Yes I can!!!

Two years post op!

Hello family, 2 days ago was my 2 year tumi versay! I am sooo happy and absolutely no regrets. I look great, feel great lost weight and kept it off. I can wear my 2 price swim suit or a tight dress. I feel young and sexy still can't believe it's been 2 yrs!
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After my pregnancy i became fat and tried many tips to loose my weight but no one works. I lost my confidence. I hate to go in front of people because they start laughing at me. My husband support me a lot and finally we decided to do tummy tuck surgery but our next concern is about best surgery clinic in Toronto and fortunately got the best one. Now I feel very happy to share this because I look slim & I would like say my special thanks to Dr. Kredistein Cosmetic Surgery Clinic they really help me .
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Sounds amazing ! Glad you're happy janicewagner.
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Hey Super, ur looking good girl...keep up the good work!
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Beautiful results and your curves look very natural. You look amazing!
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Wow you look absolutely amazing. It just gets better with time!
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gorgeous, very good work. now i cant wait for the swelling to go DOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWNNNNNNNNNNNNN lol
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Wow he did a great job with your tt
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Thanks Seaflower! I am definately happy with my doctor.
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we have the same diet plans i dont eat rice pasta or bread in over three years after i had the lapband i lost 100 lbs and had my tt in november 2012. you look great continue the good work
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Congrats on your weight loss! You look awesme! I just fund out the secret now of what works for me and I thought I'd share it with my wonderful community here.
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thanks you look good also keep up the good work
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wow you are a huge motivation so after lipo get down to exercise and portion control...let go of the vice and get real oh wow you are gorgeous!!!
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Thank you believe now! Yes the surgery is only a starting least for me. Now I have to do the rest of the work in order to maintain the "look". Noooo sugar! I think it is a good investment in ones self.
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You look absolutely Beautiful!!! I do have a question did you get any lippo with yours? I have not gotten mine done yet and was wondering if it is something I need?
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Hey reannapartyof7, I did have lipo to my flanks, just a small amount as my dr said it can cause necrosis. Lipo is good and bad, although no fat will formulate there if you do gain weight it can show in your arms or thighs. The fat can formulate anywhere. Thank you!
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In swell hell, glad to read your story to remind me whats waiting ahead. You look amazing!
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Thanks Sandy, when the sweling subsides you will be soooo pleased, I'm sure!
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You look great!!!! #motivation
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Thanks girlie!
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You look great!! I see that isn't just the surgery.. you can tell you have been hard at work at the gym.. good for you!!
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Hello Tucker, I have been working on myself and the more weight I lose the better my results get. I have also realized it is only 20 percent working out and 80 percent how we eat. Thanks!
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Wow!! You look GREAT! Congrats!
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Thank you mamaRuns!
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Hi, you look amazing!
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