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Hi im 5'7 I weight 150lbs and Im 33 years old....
- 7 Nov 2011
- 2 months pre
Hi im 5'7 I weight 150lbs and Im 33 years old. I'm a mother to 4 wonderful children. and that is why Im here. Even though I would not trade them for the world they did leave a mark. A huge mark at that. When I got pregnant for the first time I was 130lbs and when I delivered I was 210lbs! i have been able to get down to about 150lbs when i would get prego again. Then back up to 200ish. So now that Im done having children Im left with a big bag of droopy skin. I just want to have my body back. Im working with a personal trainer right now that is helping me get back down to my goal weight before my surgery in january. I would like to loose about 10 more pounds before my surgery.
Im new to all this so im hoping that i get some feed back on helpful and useful information.
Updated on 13 Nov 2011:
I can't believe I have 7 weeks left till my Mommy Makeover. Yes you heard me right, I'm going to have the whole shabang!!! I decided to have my breast done to:/ they are deflated from having my 4 kids and just feel like having them put back where they belong. I thought while I'm already there they may as well just do it all:)
I've just been playing the waiting game, not much going on. I'm just continuing to work with my trainer to get in tip top shape before my surgery, so that I can have the best results possible.
I'm so excited for Thanksgiving and Christmas to come and hope that getting ready for this holiday season will help keep my mine off starting the new year with a new me. Probably not but it's worth a try:) (my husband thinks I'm a mess cause its all I think about:))
Updated on 15 Nov 2011:
Finally took some before pics...I'm so excited to have the muffin top, apron, bag, whatever you want to call it, to be GONE!!!
I've been going through the emotions of not wanting people to think any different of me. ( when I say people I mean family and friends) I feel like they will judge me and think that I am better than them, and that I am trying to become superficial. I am a people pleaser and I have a hard time when someone is having a hard time with me. I just don't want anyone thinking any less of me. I am still me! I am not changing who I am on the inside! I'm hoping that the only thing that changes is my confidence.
My husband and I have decided to "hide" this process from friends and family because some of them are being kind of harsh when we ask there opinion about stuff like this. We live in a different state than our families so it will be easy to do. My mom and dad are being supportive and they are coming to help, which I am so excited for them to come I love them so much and am very greatful for them they do so much for us!
Anyway sorry to vent but that is kind of what this site is for right?!?! So we can help and support each other. Take care and hope to talk at every one soon!
Updated on 21 Nov 2011:
Yay Im down to only 6 weeks left!!! Not much going on other than playing the waiting game:( Keeping up with my personal trainer. This week on Thanksgiving morning Im running in a 10k race, excited about that. I like to run for most of my cardio time and my trainer has me doing a lot of weight training. hoping to drop my last 10 pounds before surgery. havent had a lot of progress the last couple of weeks Im at a platue I think. dont know what else i can do other than keep doing my best. It still is fustrating though when you dont see the number on the scale change:/ And my surgery day just keeps getting closer.
Anyway I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving this week and we can all remember the many, many things that we are Greatful for! Talk at ya all later...
Updated on 1 Dec 2011:
I only have 5 more weeks to go!!! YAY!!! Thanksgiving went by way to fast...visiting with family and friends was lots of fun:) I hope everyone enjoyed there thanksgiving too:)
I'm starting to wonder if there are things that I should be doing to get ready or am I thinking to far ahead? Can anyone give me some sort of idea on this?!?!
I am still sorting through my emotions about people thinking differently about me(mostly family). Working hard to stay positive. Keeping my spirit high, and remind myself that I worked hard and have been stretched from here to Timbuktu and back.
I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season as it has officially started. I hope everyone is doing good pre-op as well as post-op. remember to take care of yourselves because your worth it. And Happy TummyTucking:)Updated on 9 Dec 2011:I have 4 weeks left. Getting excited! A little bit nervous. Mostly about my breast augmentation, I just really don't want them to be a maintance item down the road. Does anyone know much about BA. I was just reading my book that the PS gave me about the gel implants and the book makes them sound like there is a lot of risk to having this type of procedure done with maintaining down the road. Like needing to have them replaced or removed 7 to 10 years down the road. I don't know what to do, if I should just go for it or not. I've had the mentality that I only live once so I may as well have the whole shebang done and have fun with it but this dumb book kind of scared me:/
Hope everyone is doing good and continuing to heal well. I will send good healing vibes to all!Updated on 13 Dec 2011:Time is flying by! Getting more and more excited as time goes by...so excited to have my muffin top be gone! Just still hoping I can fly under the radar with Friends and family. I think about that a lot, (probably way to much) it stresses my out. I don't like people judging me:( Anyway I hope everyone is doing good...Updated on 21 Dec 2011:So Excited! I just got done paying for my tummy tuck, so there is no tuning back now:) I have decided to not have the BA right now, my husband and I were talking about it and we decided to wait until next year sometime. maybe after we have paid for the tummy tuck.
I have been slowly buy stuff that I "Think" I will be needing. My husband laughed at me because I bought a "Gofer Stick" so I can help clean up without having to bend over. With having 4 kids our house can get a little messy with toys, backpacks, shoes, ect...
Im just waiting for the time to pass hoping that the holiday will help it go by a little faster. Hope everyone is doing well and happy tummy tucking!
I cant believe I only have 9 days left! Im super...
- 27 Dec 2011
- 9 days pre
Anyhoo Just playing the waiting game and wishing i was on the recovery side.
Let Get This Party Started...
One week from today and I will be on my journey in...
- 29 Dec 2011
- 7 days pre
May the count down start! I Think Im ready. I just...
- 1 Jan 2012
- 4 days pre
Does anyone know if you can take to much Vitamin C? Because Im taking about 2000 mgs a day. I really really really dont want to get sick and some of my family has head colds and I have a sore throat but that is all it has done to me. Hoping it doesnt get any worse.
Im getting antsy, nervous, and excited now that it is sooo close.
Tomorrow is my big day! My husband and I are...
- 4 Jan 2012
- 1 day pre
I'm ready to get this done and be on the road of recovery. I'm super excited and have high hope that I will look and have the confidence that I have always longed for!
Well I made it through my first 24hrs. I'm...
- 6 Jan 2012
- 1 day post
Anyway I'm just here trying to keep the pain under control. Some people compare this to a c-section but my opinion is that it is much more painful than that. And I feel I have a high pain tolerance. I've had 3 out of 4 pregnancies result in a c-section so I do have some idea but this TT is way worse. But it should get better from here right?!?!
That's about it for now. I've made it through 24 hours so far:)
3 days post op. well last night I took my pain...
- 8 Jan 2012
- 3 days post
I'm sad today because my parents are flying back home. They have been sooooooo much help with my 4 kids and helping around the house while my wonderful husband has been tending to my needs. I am so greatful to have such awesome support.
Post op day 4... Last night I did a lot better:) I...
- 9 Jan 2012
- 4 days post
Anyhow I'm starting to feel better pain wise and hope it continues to improve I think that a lot of the soreness is coming from the drain. At the drain site and internally so I'm hoping I will notice a big difference when I get that removed. Still haven't had a BM but I think it's getting close so maybe today. I'm going to try and walk around a little more and see if that helps. That's about all that is going on this far. I'm just going to continue to take it easy and let my body heal. Happy TT'ing everyone:)
Post op Day 5 Pictures...
- 10 Jan 2012
- 5 days post
Post op day 7...I've made it one week....
- 12 Jan 2012
- 7 days post
On the up side my energy level is slowly coming back. I'm not on pain meds anymore. No more drains. I drove today for the first time since surgery. Everyday is a little bit better than the last.
Hey everyone I'm 9 days post op and doing good...
- 14 Jan 2012
- 9 days post
I have my 2nd post op appt. on Tuesday and I have to drive 2 hours to get there. I hope I feel up to that. It will be nice to feel normal and be out and about. I just hope I don't get to worn out that it's hard for me to drive home. I'm excited to talk with the dr though and get lots of questions answered about my swelling and tightness:). I know I can call anytime but it's nice to actually talk with him in person. Maybe all this that I'm feeling is normal and I'm fretting about nothing but I would think its gotta let up soon?!?!
Anyway I am doing better over all. I can do a little more each day I just take it slow and easy. The little aches and pains are getting better with every passing day. My kids are a big help as well as my wonderful husband. He did so good this week with taking care of me as well as our children and the household chores. I really know what he is capable of when he has to step up and take care of everything. He tends to play dumb when I'm the one running the household. He is kind of funny that way.
Just an update as to how I'm doing. Just continuing to sit around and heal as usual:)
I'm 12 days post op. I had my second post op...
- 17 Jan 2012
- 12 days post
I went to the mall for about an hour after my appt. which was all I could take. But it felt good to go out. Today was my first real outing since surgery and it felt pretty good to feel normal for a minute. Today was also my first day back doing carpool duty with my kids taking them to school. I was kind of nervous and told my hubby that I don't know if I'm ready to take on my everyday responsibilities but today went well and I hope it just keeps getting better with the passing days.
Well so far so good. I have only been taking Tylenol as needed and I know that it will just keep getting better. Happy healing everyone!
Post op 3 weeks- so far so good. I'm able to...
- 25 Jan 2012
- 20 days post
I'm still taking Motrin once in a while when I'm having a achy day. Which those seem to come and go. I get tired easy so I'm trying to regain some energy. I haven't been sleeping very good at night because my body is tired of sleeping in the same position so maybe if I get a good nights rest I wouldn't be so tired during the day?!?! I'm going to start walking next week at my one month mark. I'm so excited to start doing that. The dr said I could start light exercise when I feel up to it. Just no weight training till march 1st. I'm so ready for my personal trainer to come back and kick my butt in gear. I'm tired of all this sitting around. That's probably why I'm tired to cause I just sit here In between doing my chores. My back gets tired fast, I need to build the strength back up in it.
Over all I'm doing pretty good. I'm healing well. I don't have much of an appetite since surgery. Pre op I was 151lbs and now I'm 146lbs. My goal is to be between 135 and 140. Which is a good range for me. So I'm almost there. And then when I start working out again I can just tone my body back up. And I will be one hot wife and mama. So excited to continue this journey and continue to rebuild my confidence I have longed for.
Happy tummy tucking and happy healing everyone:)