Finally! I've been flirting with 139 forEVER, then today, BOOM 2 pounds gone. I've lost 116 pounds, and over 100 inches in the past 10 1/2 months. Obesity has been my life long prison. Now, I finally feel free!
-My blood pressure is n-o-r-m-a-l! 106/62. Pre-op, I was running 150/100-Stroke territory
-I can breathe. Because of my previous tummy tuck, I carried my weight in my upper abdomen. That bulk compressed my lungs and any kind of exertion left me breathless. This limited my activity so much that I was practically a hermit.
-I can eat now.. lol. The first 6 months, eating was VERY frustrating. Two bites and done. Carbs wreaked havoc on my gut. Any kind of carbs. Bread, fruit, veggies, rice, potatoes, sugar.. you name it, it was a MESS! Now, not so much. Only sugar gives me awful diarrhea. I can eat carbs if I have room left after my protein, and I don't really worry about gas or potty issues
-My measurements have changed as follows:
Chest Before-51 inches Chest After: 36 inches
Waist Before- 49 inches Waist After: 30 inches
Hips Before- 52 inches Hips After: 35 inches (translation: NO ass!)
Thigh Before- 28 inches Thigh After: 18 inches
Arm Before- 18 inches Arm After: 12.5 inches
Calf Before- 19 inches Calf After: 13.25 inches
Neck Before- 16.5 inches Neck After: 12.25 inches
-Shopping is expensive!
I've never reached a weight goal I have set for myself. Always 20-30 pounds short. Having made it here is unreal to me. Pinch me, seriously!
size 6 jeans, size L top, 34D bra. I started at size 24 jeans, size 4XL tops, 46DD bra