Throughout my blogging years, I have been very honest about a specific aspect of my weight loss journey - loose skin. Despite losing weight slowly and steadily, despite eating clean and becoming fit, I was left with loose skin in several places. There is nothing I can do about it. No amount of exercise or clean eating will get rid of it. When I competed in my first Figure Competition, this was truly brought home to me - remember how we had to glue my loose skin into my suit bottom? You can actually see it in the picture to the right, where it started to crawl back up, lol.
Bottom line, I've gone as far as I can, the rest will have to be surgically fixed.
Well, the time has come. This friday I am scheduled for a 6am check-in, and 7:30am surgery. I am excited and terrified all at the same time. I am extremely comfortable with my surgeon - my due diligence took 5 years, and I kept coming back to him as my first choice. I knew he was a perfectionist, but let me tell you... when I booked the surgery, I found out just how much of a perfectionist, lol! I am on a special vitamin regimen, I have a list of foods, medications and supplements that are banned (3 pages long!), and I have such incredibly specific instructions that there is no room for misunderstandings! I've had tons of blood drawn and imaging done in the last week! This doctor's work stands out far above the rest, and now I know why - he leaves NOTHING to chance! Good news is I'm evidently very healthy with a stellar diet - hahaha! ;-) They laughed when my answer to "what's your diet like?" resulted in a url... http://recipeforfitness.com/todays_cooler.html
So I've stocked the fridge with surgery/recovery friendly foods, Bill and the kids will be handling the house while I'm recovering (lordy, lordy!), and this has moved into my bedroom...
Another benefit to this? My shoulder is definitely healing - which means I want to go use it. Cuz I'm smart and over-achieving like that, LOL! (yes, that's sarcasm - he he he). Recovering from this means more enforced rest that my shoulder can only benefit from. And when I'm cleared to get back in the gym... look out! ;-) WootWoot!