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Transformation Tuesday Post

6 Jan

Transformation Tuesday. Outwardly I’ve changed a lot. Inside, I’m still the same person, just older, and hopefully wiser, and healthier. Now watch me get hit by a truck before my time ;-P

 

before after

mission accomplished

Plastics day 3: Feel like I was in a knife fight

18 Dec

Everything feels sore and “hurty”. The incisions burn and my sides seem bruised. The binder is cutting into me. I’m exhausted. Drains still in place although now, they’re producing a lot less liquid. My brain is fuzzy but I’m uncomfortable whether in a recliner or in a bed with a wedge behind me. My back hurts from having to bend over when I walk.

And I can’t WAIT to see what it looks like under the binder! Doc said he’d show me today.

So in other words, all is normal and well 🙂

Day two after plastic surgery

17 Dec

Really it’s not as painful as I thought it would be. I had a catheter in which was really uncomfortable but it came out today. I have two drains that need to be emptied. twice a day and I haven’t seen my new tummy yet.

But by and large it only hurts when I move. If I lie still, I can almost forget that I just had surgery.

Getting antsy so I actually made 3-4 work phone calls and wrote several emails–but all while lying down 🙂

Our dog and cat won’t to jump on me as usual and are confused as to why they can’t. Hoping tomorrow is even better than today.

Day two after mini tummy tuck

17 Dec

Really it’s not as painful as I thought it would be. I had a catheter in which was really uncomfortable but it came out today. I have two drains that need to be emptied. twice a day and I haven’t seen my new tummy yet.

But by and large it only hurts when I move. If I lie still, I can almost forget that I just had surgery.

Getting antsy so I actually made 3-4 work phone calls and wrote several emails–but all while lying down 🙂

Our dog and cat won’t to jump on me as usual and are confused as to why they can’t. Hoping tomorrow is even better than today.

8 month progress pic a few days early

30 Mar

Why yes, I do notice a difference, I do. 🙂

Tell you what. After a “certain age”, if you want to feel good about yourself, look at yourself in clothes, not naked. Let someone else have to deal with seeing you naked, that’s my view.

So grateful for the weight loss and the health.

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Celebrating a little today.

26 Mar

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It’s now been 8 months since I started my pre-op diet. I have a few SVs (scale victories) and NSVs (non-scale victories) that are making me smile today.

  • New low weight today, which puts me at 5 lbs away from the first goal I set for myself (I may revise that down by another 5 lbs). That means I’m at 93% of my excess weight lost or 86% if I try to go to 150 lbs.
  • I had to buy smaller bras (36d now) down from 40c
  • I had to buy smaller panties (M now) down from XL.
  • I fit into size 8 pants at Kohls. My size 12 Levi’s are too big. Down from 18w or 20.
  • All my L tops are now baggy. Down from 2x.
  • My L pajamas are falling off. Down from 2x
  • I’m ready to buy a few frisky outfits for bedtime fun. woo hoo!!

 

Seven and a half months later….

19 Mar

…the sleeve still works. Check out my before and after meal yesterday. I ordered a carnitas  burrito with no rice or tortilla, and this is what I got. I think this will be four good meals for me! Love my sleeve.

 

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