So, after reading my announcement for the new Mommy Makeover 2.0 series you are probably wondering why I am choosing to have this surgery. You may know me personally and think I am skinny enough, or don’t need to have surgery because I am perfect just the way I am… and while I appreciate that you love me regardless, I still want to do this.
When I was younger I was never happy with my body, but who really is? My weight went up and down, and I never worked out so I had no tone or shape to my body. When I was 19 I got married and by 20 I had given birth to my first child. My pregnancy went well, but I gained WAY too much weight. I believed the biggest pregnancy lie ever. You know, the one where people tell you to enjoy yourself and eat what you want because you’re eating for two well, guess what, the other person you’re eating for is the size of an almond, to begin with, so they really don’t require an entire pizza.
So that my friends are the story of how I gained 60 pounds during my pregnancy. I really wish I would have known better, but you live and learn. Not long after Jordan’s birth, I got preggers again! I only managed to lose about 30 pounds, so my weight went right back up. I really didn't even have noticed the changes that had taken place in my body because I got pregnant again so quickly.
After I had John Jr. I kept the weight on for about 2 years, and then I learned the magic of healthy meals and exercise. I dropped all the weight from both pregnancies and was actually smaller than I had ever been (even as a teen). I was on cloud nine until I realized that my body was beyond repair, and my boobs were smaller than they were before I had kids. Nursing took it’s a toll on my breasts and pregnancy wreaked havoc on my abdomen. So even with all of the weight loss, I didn't have a body that looked anything like my own.
The hardest part about seeing what had happened to my body was that all the exercise and healthy food in the world couldn't help me regain what I had lost. Four pregnancies later the damage is worse than ever, and I am ready to make a change.
I am so excited about my upcoming surgery and can’t wait to get into a bikini again. I want my body back. When I look in the mirror the body I see doesn't belong to me. I have a hard time even looking at my stomach because it isn’t mine. It’s like living in the body of a stranger and I hate it.
So by now, you must be dying to see exactly what my stomach looks like and why I am willing to go under the knife. Brace yourself, it’s about to get REAL up in this piece!
There you have it, my mom tummy in all its glory! I will be having my surgery Sept 12th at Davis Plastic Surgery center in Raleigh, NC. So if you live in NC and have been looking for a plastic surgeon I will be able to give you a full review, which I hope you will find helpful and educational.
Have you ever thought of having a tummy tuck or breast augmentation? What’s stopping you?