Thursday, August 4, 2011

Thurs Post...sorry I'm late!

Hello to all my "Sisters in Skinny"!

How are you all doing today? Did you have a good day?? I did. I cant say I did much today other that take my daughter to WW to weigh in, we went to visit my mom & dad for a bit & then came home & made a delish dinner of marinated grilled chicken, Ore Ida oven browned potatoes (which are actually BFC friendly!) corn (for the kids & hubby) & a salad for me that wasn't that great so I only ate a couple of bites of it. Then me & my hubby took the dog for a 2 mile walk. It was a beautiful evening and outside of it being so darned dry, we cant complain about not having a nice hot summer now, can we? I personally, LOVE the warm weather & could live in the sunshine year round. Perhaps I will relocate to Aruba where it is breezy & warm & sunny every day!! ahhh....(with a heavy sigh....) I LOVE Aruba! Anyways, enough about the weather! We have weight loss to discuss! :)

I still need to pack my lunch for work tomorrow. I'm thinkin tuna salad. I'm not especially fond of it but I can choke it down from time to time. It seems when I eat tuna before I weigh in I seem to do well so we shall see. The scale hasn't budged all week...still showing me the same number as last week. Oh well, I did have 2 good weight loss weeks in a row so maybe my body is just catching up, but for heavens sake, hurry up!! I wanna be in the 170s....NOW!! haha!

I made a call to my plastic surgeon to have a few moles removed from my face & I have a couple in my hairline. I had a breast reduction by him about 7 yrs ago & he is just such a sweetheart. I wouldn't want anybody but him slicing moles off of my face. He is a perfectionist & not too hard on the eyes either....BONUS!!! Anyways, I was talking to his office girl today and asked how much it would cost to have a tummy tuck. Looks like about $5,500 which I have to tell you, wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. And that's the whole shabang! His fee, the hospital fee including overnight stay & anesthesia. I have a HORRIFIC scar on my belly from having and emergency appendectomy as a child. I was only 3 yrs old & it was done in 1969 when the technology wasn't like it is today. My scar is something that has been such an embarrassment all my life. I have never been able to wear a bikini & it has disfigured my abdomen so badly that I have to wear undies with a tummy panel in them to smooth it out so my clothes don't look weird on. Its REALLY & truly that bad! Anyways, I have made up my mind that when I reach my goal, hopefully by the end of the year, I plan to have my scar revision & tummy tuck sometime next yr. I am scared to death to have it done but I have lived my whole life wishing that I didn't have this hideous disfigurement on my belly. I want to know what it feels like to have a flat tummy. I am going to get rid of as much belly fat as possible so that my results will be great. He has over 25yrs of experience & he does a fabulous tummy tuck so as embarrassed as I am to even have him look at it, I know that he has seen way worse in his career, I am going to see if it will be possible to have it done. I feel kind of vain in a way for wanting to have it done, but I have decided that this is my year for not making any more excuses. I have almost $4000 saved so I almost there. Was that TMI??? Geez, I sure hope not.

Anyways, I am going to say goodnite & sleep tite to all my online skinny peeps! Have a great day tomorrow!!



  1. I think you should do whatever you want to do! I have told my husband I will gladly have any surgery that he wants to pay for! I would do that for him:) I keep saying I want a "lifestyle lift". I don't know anyone that has had one, or even if they do them in my city, but I would love to have a chin again!
    Thank you for the comments on my blog. I am loving this journey:)

  2. I don't think you should feel vain at all for wanting to have that surgery done! That sounds like a great motivator to keep at the weight loss, too! Have a great Friday! And thanks for following my blog, too!

  3. I know you have talked about that scar before. If I was you, I would do it too, but like you said after you get to your goal. If you do it too soon that might not be good.
    Don't worry about the weight, you know what I always say "the weight has nowhere to go but off"
    Have a great day :-)

  4. Hi Sherri. Good post today. I have been so busy with work that I haven't had time to post, but just got home and I want to catch up with everyone. I think a tummy tuck is a good goal. If you have a good dr., then go for it! I hope you have a good weekend.

  5. last thing. With the WW are you counting the points or doing the other plan.I really think I have to think about combining the two because I know I overdo it on the portions and ww is big on the measuring.

  6. Thanks girls for all your positive comments & for not making me feel like a schlupp for wanting to have a tummy tuck. WE had a pt today who had one done though and she was MISERABLE!! It really made me wonder if God was speaking to me through her. I know its not an easy surgery to go through but the end result is worth it (I hope!) All the girls I work with tell me to go for it too.
    Anyways, @ Pattie, I really dont combine the 2 programs because tehy are really very polar opposite in thinking. I do just try to make good decisions with the healthy carbs I eat (ex fruit) I have seen so many successful losers on WW & even though my progress is slow, I am ok with it because I dont like feeling deprived. You can enjoy anything in moderation and to me, that is a lifestyle that I can live with. As I said in my earlier post, BFC is a great plan, makes sense on the biological end, but just not the plan for me. I just feel way too deprived on it. If you want to talk on the phone let me know and I will email you my phone #.