Today was the first day back in the office preparing for the semester and it was GREAT! I know that sounds funny, I mean who WANTS to go back to work? But I’m welcoming the return to “normalcy”. I ate a good breakfast, packed up snacks for the day, came home, prepared a healthy dinner, and then hit the gym! What a routine, right? Let’s just see if I can keep that up. ;~)
Now on to the procedure, I got a call from the plastic surgeons office who did my tummy tuck. They were wondering if I was going to proceed with the flank lift the doctor recommended at my last visit. A flank lift is removal of the excess skin on the sides and towards the back of your midsection. Basically I have no fat there but the skin lost all elasticity to snap back. You can see what I’m talking about on my tummy tuck pictures, there is just extra skin there that hangs a bit over my hip bone. It gives kind of a lumpy silhouette.
I have to admit I’m on the fence. I’m super happy with the Abdomnioplasty . I mean my belly was in pretty bad shape after losing the weight and having the baby. I’m really torn about this decision. As I said before, part of me really wants to do it. I mean it’s just a little skin removal. I am just not a woman blessed with elastic skin (then again I lost a bit of weight, I guess it’s to be expected)! But at the same time I don’t want to become a plastic surgery addict. I know I won’t but I’m that thought crosses my mind. There has to be a point where you say “I’m happy being me”. Then again, you only live once. But how do I justify spending more money on ‘me’ (literally ON me). See, this is the kind of stuff that goes through my mind. I can come on with a million reasons to do it and million reasons not to. Welcome to the scatterbrained head of Roni.
I know I may get some comments on this one. Please go easy on me and don’t tell me I’m crazy for even considering it. I know I am, I realize this but the older I get the more I have the ‘F-it’ attitude, you only live once, right? AAACK! I just don’t know!
|Morning Scale Reading:143|
|Bran Flakes with blueberries and 4 oz skim milk||3|
|6 oz light yogurt||1|
|leftover Make Ahead Mexican Pie||4|
|3 tacos made with 1 point tortillas (3), 2 oz lean beef (2), 1/2 cup of beans (2), spinach leaves, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, .5 oz of cheese (1) and salsa with a side of Jicama||8|
|McDonalds Cone in a cup without the cone (or as my husband says hot fudge sundae no fudge please)||3|
|can of progresso vegetable soup (strange I know but my throat has been killing me and I knew it would feel good)||4|
|tea with some honey (again the throat, my allergies are pretty bad right now)||1|
|Daily Activity Log|
|Did the circuit again! Check out my Workout Progress page.|