Wow, it has really been 4 months? (and scar healing progress pics)

Click here if you are looking for plastic surgery progress pics. The arms and breasts are now 18 months out – the lower body revision and thigh lift are now a little over 9 months out. I am happy with how things have healed and still couldn’t recommend my surgeon, Dr. Joseph Capella and his PA, Scott, enough. His office staff was amazing as well.

On to the update!

I can’t believe it has been four months since I last gave an update. Time really does fly!

Things have been going well. I am loving my new job and all I appreciate all of the new experiences I am having. As I mentioned, the new job I started six months ago has me traveling the country almost every week and it’s exactly what I wanted. Never in my wildest dreams did I think 3 1/2 years ago that I would be getting on and off planes every week without worry of fitting into seats, seat belt extenders, strangers commenting on my size, etc. This whole process for me has been a journey I would take over and over again.

The downside to the new, fun, travel-filled life is 9 lbs. I wasn’t at a weight that I wanted to be at before I started this job and in six months I have put on 9 lbs and I know better than to act like that’s “nothing” – it is definitely something. The eating is not the part that is giving me trouble – I have kept a tight grip on my eating. It’s the alcohol. Oh, the empty liquid calories of free wine and cocktails. Very bad – and definitely sneaks up on you. You really don’t need to be drinking to excess all the time to see the scale creep up due to alcohol. Time to reel it in, big time!

I have the next two weeks working at home and then it’s off again! In this time, I’m going to catch up on work… hopefully be more active in online and real-life support groups, get to the gym, and spend time with family/friends that have felt neglected as I have been a road warrior. BUT, this time spent with them will include NO drinking lol. Time to get serious again!