Thursday, August 14, 2008

Minor and major changes......

The minor: I was up 0.2 .... oh my! We're doomed! I didn't pee enough during the day -- OH NO! I'm so cool with this it's not even funny. I did my walking this week (5 out of 7 days), I ate right, I even enjoyed a small indulgence last weekend. And I'm happy with my progress so far.

The major: my ending goal-weight. I am bumping it back up fifteen pounds. It was my original number and I bumped it down. I know I'm going to have to have some body lift surgery. That's a given -- there's been such a dramatic loss (195.4 pounds so far) that I have bookoo of extra skin. I have a little jelly roll right around my midriff. And it's nothing but skin and a wee bit of fat. It is yucky. It's gotta go, along with everything else. The MLD treatments have left me with batwings on my legs as well. My best guesstimate was that I would lose around 20 pounds of skin.

Not so, says my physical therapist. She is estimating around 40 pounds of skin -- meaning I would be WAY, WAY lighter and thinner than I ever intended. I don't mind being in the middle-to-upper end of the weight range for my height. This would have put me on the VERY low end. So I would rather aim high and lose a little extra than aim too low.

I have already lost as much as I possibly can from my shoulders to my chest. My collarbone is already extremely prominent, so much so that it scares me a little. Gravity is not my friend.

So I'm bumping it back up. I now guess that even if they only remove 35 pounds of flesh, that would give me an incentive to lose those last 5 pounds. HA!!!

The other major: Tomorrow, I go for a hosiery fitting. I never imagined being that excited over support hose! WAHOOOO!!!!!!!!

2 comments:

jill said...

so, belly dancing huh? i will be in istanbul in a few days......they have fabulous things for belly dancers in the Cairo Market! hmmmmm......

nettiemac said...

You're so sweet -- I love the gift you sent!!!