Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Change of plans! On a whim (and at my doctors suggestion), I decided to contact a residency program in my area to see about having my abdominoplasty done as an instruction thing. I have heard EXCELLENT reports about the program, and it would also save me a ton of money. Besides, I wanted a second opinion, as I had only met with the one plastic surgeon, and everyone knows that you should seek at least two different opinions. So I fired off an email, not expecting to hear anything back, but I did, and only a couple of days later too! Things started to move rather quickly. They set up a meeting with me, I met the resident doctor and immediately liked her MUCH more than the first plastic surgeon that I had consulted with. Anyways, after two meetings I decided to cancel my surgery with the first plastic surgeon, and go with the second doctor (known as being one of the top 10 in Canada) and her resident doctor. They are giving me a smoking deal too! Normally the abdominoplasty with lyposuction and breast lift/reduction would cost a whopping 16,000 dolllars with this plastic surgeon....my fee will be only 4,000!!! I'm thrilled beyond belief to have found not only one, but two doctors that I trust and feel comfortable with doing my surgeries. I have put down my deposit and secured my surgery date. It will be done on NOVEMBER 2nd and my pre-op appt is Oct 4th :O)

I'm still kickin' it on my treadmill, lifting my weights, eating gluten, dairy, soy, red meat FREE and I feel FANTASTIC! Hopefully all of my hardwork helps to pave the way for a successful surgery and speedy recovery. I will update soon :O)

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Wheeeeeeeeeeee! I'm rockin' it! Weight is dropping, muscles are toning up, and I bought a treadmill yesterday! I've been running regularly, but now the weather has changed. Normally, I have to wait until my husband gets home from work at 7pm before I can head out for my run/bike/gym workout so that he can watch our kids. Where I live, it rains ALOT in the fall/winter months, and that dreary, rainy weather has hit this week. It also gets dark alot earlier, so I bit the bullet...and bought a treadmill. I am LOVING IT! Today, I went for my run in the morning (on the treadmill). I have never done that before! It was so nice to get it done and over with for the day. I was able to have a nice shower, do my makeup and hair, and be ready for the day. Another added bonus, my kids have been doing daily workouts on the treadmill too! I'm still eating gluten, dairy, soy, caffeine, red meat FREE, and limiting my intake of sugar and prepackaged foods. I've been following this new way of eating for just over 5 weeks now. I am positive that this is why I am dropping weight and have the energy to workout again. I feel so much better now that I'm in the middle of the healthy weight range for my height. It was getting scarey when I saw the scale creeping to the upper end of my healthy weight range. I am confidant that I will be in the best health ever come surgery time in 37 days :O)