Member since 4/22/2014


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35 - Weight Loss Efforts As I Fight My Genetics - Alexandria, VA

I'm excited and nervous. I have scheduled my surgery for next Thursday & have my pre-op instructions. I am fighting inherited genes. With a history of diabetes on my father's side and being overweight on my mother's side, it's hard for a girl to loose any weight. While I don't expect lipo to miraculously fix such problems (I still plan to exercise and make healthy eating choices most of... READ MORE

Recent comments from calliope8

Good to know I'm not the only one for whom the swelling comes and goes. Last week was bad - I felt I was moving back towards my original shape! But it finally went down more again. It's still not completely gone. I'm almost 7 weeks... READ COMMENT

That would probably be great but there's not a pool particularly close to me. And I'm not good at making time to leave the house to get my exercise done. I'm just outside of DC so just going 4-5 miles can take 10-15 minutes,... READ COMMENT

Arnica gel! After the first day or two, most of the pain is just being really bruised. And of course the compression garments help with that. I have a memory foam matress topper so i was ok unless ioved to turn over. Also, i bought a... READ COMMENT

Thanks for sharing your experience! Looks like it worked well! I don't expect miracles but exercising and making better eating choices have not done a darn thing! And even I were to loose weight, those fat cells are still there... READ COMMENT