Confessions of a Fat Girl 36: Packing…and TV!

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December 14th, 2009

Tan tan tan! Weigh in day!

Guess who’s in the 80s now!!! Whoop whoop! 87.5kg! I lost 2.6kg! My biggest number in 5 weeks! I am so so excited and super pumped about it!

I just hope I can keep it up this week, especially as I won’t be able to make it to the gym, especially as the kids are home on holiday. But I’ll definitely try to eat right, so that by the time we head off to the East next week, I will be a sexy size 16 (wink, wink).

So, I spent the day, getting us sorted and organized for our trip. But as always, I had one eye on the TV as I did.

An episode of E! Network’s Dr. 90210 was showing, and it just made me realize how I must never, ever, get back to being so big ever again! On this episode, a woman was having liposuction, and the mere sight of the procedure is enough to make me never, ever consider having it. This woman had lost lots of weight, via gastric bypass surgery.

This immediately peaked my interest because I have a few worries about how much extra skin I’m going to have flapping around when I get down to my goal weight. As I lose the weight, I have already noticed a few flabbier bits.

If I were to ever get surgery, I think I still have age on my side. So my skin is still pretty young and flexible. I don’t smoke, and I’ve never tanned, both of which lead to skin damage and loss of elasticity. My only disadvantage is that I have been overweight for a long time. It appears the longer your skin has been stretched out, the less likely it is to just spring back.

I worry about having skin leftover, especially on my tummy and my upper arms. But however I end up, I know it won’t be as bad as the woman on this show. I’m ashamed to admit loving that there is always someone somewhere who has it worse than me.

Back to the episode, I have to give this woman major props for having the guts to let her procedure be televised like this. Gosh, her body was in bad shape. Her breasts were basically down to her hips, and the skin on her tummy hung well past her pubic region. It was a mess!

But, I think she was an extreme example though. But still, it made we wonder how far we as humans will go for entertainment. Once, one had to pay to watch a freak show, but now you all you need to do is just tune it in on your TV.

Back to this program, the worst part of the surgery was when that they actually cut off a good size portion of this woman’s belly, and then set it down to display how big it was. It made me never want to eat a crumb in my life again!

Even though I have wished I could chop off part of my jiggly belly, actually seeing it done was very unsettling and just felt wrong. Yes, I know it was probably necessary for her to look normal again, but it felt like seeing someone dismembered.

The other thing that occurred to me while watching this program is that she really wasn’t thin. This is something I’ve noticed about gastric bypass patients though. Yes, they do lose a lot of weight, but they’re almost never really skinny either. I also wondered if some of her loose skin problems were caused by the fast rate at which you lose weight after gastric surgery. Hopefully, someone like me, who is losing it slowly, won’t have as much of a problem.

I also wonder if I will get a tummy tuck when I hit my goal weight. I might laugh now, but it’s a consideration. If I get down to a sexy 60-something weight, I might want to firm up my flabby, post-baby stomach…no be so? But another part of me thinks I might just want to keep my flabby stomach, as a souvenir. It’d be a way of saying “Yeah, I was really fat and then I lost lots of weight. Here’s the proof. It’s my flag of victory and it even flaps in the wind!”

I haven’t decided yet though, and either way, it might be a long way off before I’m at my target weight, and I hear you’re supposed to wait another year after that before having any surgery to make sure your skin has stabilized.

Yep…so that was Monday. Packing and TV. I have to get to the shop tomorrow though, to see how things are going with them, but apart from that, this week is shaping up to follow that same pattern…

Packing…and TV!

 

 

Catch up on Ihunna’s story here:

  1. Confessions of a Fat Girl 1: Grubbido
  2. Confessions of a Fat Girl 2: Fragile
  3. Confessions of a Fat Girl 3: Defiant
  4. Confessions of a Fat Girl 4: Progress
  5. Confessions of a Fat Girl 5: The Gym
  6. Confessions of a Fat Girl 6: Killjoy
  7. Confessions of a Fat Girl 7: Pain
  8. Confessions of a Fat Girl 8: Frenemies
  9. Confessions of a Fat Girl 9: Exhilarated
  10. Confessions of a Fat Girl 10: Popcorn
  11. Confessions of a Fat Girl 11: Free-fall
  12. Confessions of a Fat Girl 12: Sunday Morning
  13. Confessions of a Fat Girl 13: Mission Reactivated
  14. Confessions of a Fat Girl 14: New Things
  15. Confessions of a Fat Girl 15: Bad Business
  16. Confessions of a Fat Girl 16: Luxury Items
  17. Confessions of a Fat Girl 17: The Solution
  18. Confessions of a Fat Girl 18: Magic Formula
  19. Confessions of a Fat Girl 19: Date Night
  20. Confessions of a Fat Girl 20: Quinoa
  21. Confessions of a Fat Girl 21: Perfect Fit
  22. Confessions of a Fat Girl 22: Keeping In Touch
  23. Confessions of a Fat Girl 23: Delete
  24. Confessions of a Fat Girl 24: Philosophical
  25. Confessions of a Fat Girl 25: Keep it Moving
  26. Confessions of a Fat Girl 26: My Co-Wife
  27. Confessions of a Fat Girl 27: Old Jeans & Old Friends
  28. Confessions of a Fat Girl 28: Prawn Stir Fry
  29. Confessions of a Fat Girl 29: Facebook Tagging
  30. Confessions of a Fat Girl 30: Detox Part 2
  31. Confessions of a Fat Girl 31: Abs & Crunches
  32. Confessions of a Fat Girl 32: Making Notes
  33. Confessions of a Fat Girl 33: Christmas Party
  34. Confessions of a Fat Girl 34: Ashiedu
  35. Confessions of a Fat Girl 35: Willpower

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