Ya’ll know that I have struggled with my weight, I’ve had ups and downs with it since giving birth to my third child and I have had four kids. I tried lots of different things, then last year I hit a huge milestone I had finally found something that worked and I was losing the weight until things got a little too chaotic for me. I know that is no excuse but it is what happened and eventually it all came back. I’m still losing weight but not as successful as I was doing at the beginning of last year. I never thought I’d believe in any type of cosmetic surgery but I have seriously thought about a tummy tuck.
I gained a bit of weight after my third child. I didn’t drive and my husband was away in Iraq so a lot of times I would order pizza. Otherwise I would walk because the base was small but I never went back to my normal weight like I did with my first two. Of course with them I was extremely ill the whole 10 months. With my fourth it was just like my 3rd but worse. We had to eat out when we lived on the base because it was infested with bugs, all the houses were. By the time I had him I was definitely not happy about my weight but I was mom and continued on. I knew I would lose it one day, of course I never would have dreamed I’d still be overweight.
Is it wrong to think about a tummy tuck? I use to think it was, I use to say I’d never get anything done, not even my boobs. But I have a few friends that have had both types of surgeries and are very happy with their results. I was once told I should have an eye lid lift because my eye lid was too small for my eyes. Who am I to say any of this is bad? Looking at myself in the mirror I get disgusted, even while I was losing the weight fast I saw the tummy flab that I was getting left with and I knew from doing my own research those that lost weight still ended up with that gross flab that was just left hanging. While I may be happy my weight is going back down I know that there will still be that flab that I just can’t get rid of. Have you ever looked at yourself and saw that? I can now see why women have these types of surgeries, they just want to look good and feel good about themselves.
I had a close friend recently go under the knife and have a mini tummy tuck which I never would have thought of her doing it. I started getting more interested in it and over the weekend I laid on the bed as straight as I could and imagined what it would be like if I did something like that. Of course I do not have the money right now but maybe a few years down the road when I am financially set and at my desired goal weight or somewhat close I will look into getting one, currently it isn’t hard to find out about mini tummy tuck procedure but the cost is something I just don’t have right now. They can range to be anywhere from $4000-$20,000. OUCH! Okay back to drinking my water and eating healthier, I need to lose the weight first right? Course if you know of another way to get rid of that flab I am all ears.