Feeling Good About My Upcoming Tummy Tuck!!!
- updated 17 days ago
Hello everyone, I guess its time to join in and...
- 4 Nov 2013
- 17 days pre
Hello everyone, I guess its time to join in and tell my story. I don't have much just yet since my surgery isn't until Nov 22, but I can tell you a bit about me. I'm a 51 yr old mom of 3, all delivered by c section. Of course that was years ago, they are 27, 24, 18. I was always thin when I was younger. As I had kids and was a stay at home mom the weight crept up on me over the years. I always knew I was too heavy, but never really did anything about it. On May 9 of 2012 I went to doc for physical, of course he did a blood check. My weight was 228, my cholesterol was 254, triglycerides were off the chart and I was a smoker. He told me what I needed to do, as if I didn't know, but coming from him made a difference. It was a wakeup call for me. I threw out the smokes, cut out the pop and fast food, ate healthy and started doing ZUMBA 2 nights a week, which killed me in the beginning. The weight started coming off, I was feeling so much more energetic and starting to feel really good about my accomplishments. I decided I needed more exercise so I joined a gym and hired a personal trainer. The best thing I ever did. He was awesome, I loved how he worked with me, he was my world for awhile. Things were going so well, I felt on top of the world. A year later, May 2012, I returned to the doctor, cholesterol dropped down to 194, triglycerides were at a good level, still hadn't smoked and I was down 40 pounds! My doctor was so happy and so was I . Then my trainer made a career change. I was lost. I depended on him so much. He would be the one I'd call when I was feeling fat and needed support or when I dropped another pound and wanted to share the news with him. Unfortunately, him leaving devastated me and I allowed myself to give up on the gym for awhile. Still attended my ZUMBA classes, but 2 nights a week is not enough. Well, now Im down to one night a week of ZUMBA due to the studio I went to doesn't offer it anymore. Go figure. Is this some sort of punishment from a past mistake? Oh well, I guess nothing is forever. I've always wanted a tummy tuck, I used to tell my trainer one day I'm getting one! My stomach just never went away with the rest of me and I hated it, still do. Anyway, I am back at the gym, have found another trainer, she is great but I think because I have this surgery coming up, my heart is just not into training right now. I think because I know that in less than 3 weeks I wont be able to workout for awhile, so I'm waiting until I am ready to get back at it and then this girl is going hard!!! I just really hope that I will be happy with the outcome of the tummy tuck. The ps I chose is highly rated, so I don't doubt his work, I guess Im having a hard time imagining a flat tummy and worried that I will never have one - and out $8200. Not ready to post pics just yet, sorry girls. I know, I love looking at everyone's pics, just not mine ...lol. But I will, I promise. Tuesday is my pre op, so Im anxious to see my doc and get some questions answered. I apologize, I said I didn't have much to say, but I got on a roll and couldn't stop. So happy to find this site and see that other women are going thru the same thing. Good night ...
Pre op was today!!!!
- 5 Nov 2013
- 16 days pre
Getting so excited. Today was pre op, only 17 days to go. This is all I can think about. I spend hours and hours reading these posts and looking at pictures or videos of other tummy tucks. What in the heck am I going to do when this is all over???
Getting Closer .... Super Excited!!!
- 11 Nov 2013
- 10 days pre
11 days to go. I'm keeping myself busy so it comes quicker. Got family coming to visit for the weekend, then have things that need to get finished at work and still have to buy some items on the list. I tend to procrastinate, so next Thursday night I will be very busy!!!
5 Days ... Can't believe this is the week!!!
- 17 Nov 2013
- 4 days pre
Can't believe I'm almost on the Flat Side!!! Today started getting things together, still have more to do. Family flew back to Texas today, it was nice having something to keep my mind busy this weekend. Have a few busy days at work this week and then its time. Friday Nov 22 I have to be there at 10:30 am - woo hoo!!!
3 DAYS. 3 DAYS. 3 DAYS!!!
- 19 Nov 2013
- 2 days pre
Tonight I will post pictures, I promise!