Monday, May 13, 2013


So, it's been one year to the day that I had my tummy tuck. I thought I'd share with you some of the things I've learned in the year and, of course, photographs. I'll leave those to the end so you'll read the lessons learned part first.

#1. My weight itself has not really changed all that much from the before picture to the end. I'm literally within about 4 lbs of where I started based on WEIGHT.

#2. It has been EXTREMELY difficult for me to lose weight. I'm not sure if this is because what I see in the mirror doesn't match the number in my brain so I don't focus on getting smaller, but I can REALLY see how much I "weigh" in my FACE. So its bothersome because there's a bit of a disconnect. Make sure that you're committed to weight loss in ADDITION to the surgery.

#3. I don't feel like the breast lift has really "stayed in place". I'll have an appt with my doctor soon about this, but I do feel like gravity is pulling me down again.

#4. My scars look pretty good but they've not disappeared completely.

#5. I wish that I would have had some lipo or something on the TOP part of me (where I feel the thickest). Its not something that my doctor would do at one time because of blood loss, but it does occasionally bother me. Of course I COULD get off my lazy butt and lose the weight which would most likely take care of this problem.

#6. The fat has gone other places. For example my inner thighs. I can tell that I "store" weight their now and can tell it when put on pants. Also, my arms and my face is the WORST about showing that I'm up 4-5 lbs. It's not a fix all.

HOWEVER, in spite of all this, and the fact that I didn't really consistently work out ALL YEAR LONG or make any real effort to lose weight you can see that there is a DEFINITE difference in the way my body looks. I'm SO GLAD I did it. I feel so much better about myself. Now I just need to do the things needed to get healthy on the INSIDE!

Always feel free to ask my questions using the contact me button!!!



BEFORE FRONT                  





Teri said...

I can't figure out why it wont let me email you, so I hope this emails you I left a comment! I am so excited I found your blog tonight!! You look awesome and your surgery looks to be such a success, thank you for sharing your journey so openly and honestly. I have my tummy tuck scheduled for November and I am SO SO excited! I had my breasts done in November 2011 and now its time to finish the product and rewarding all this made me even MORE excited. Congratulations and thanks again for sharing your amazing story!

ExcitedMama said...

God bless you on your journey and for sharing... I'm going in for full abdominoplasty- THIS Mama's getting her body back, too!!

Jenni said...

Hi, I've been following your journey for a little while and truly appreciate the time you've taken to share it with everyone. I do have a couple of talk are you? What was your BMI before surgery? What is your current BMI?

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