Yep today was PHIL (fill) day.
So start with the good news.
I weighed in fully clothed at the doctor's office this morning at 200.1
(y'all know what that means, my home scale is possessed and controlled by SATAN and does not want to show me onederland).
But I will wait till it does display that number before screaming from the mountain tops.
I also got .25cc fill, bringing me to 8.75cc total.
I had a protein drink when I got home, no problems there.. so
I do not go back until Oct. 1.. I think this fill should hold me over until then.
We discussed a number of issues during my visit today that I would like to share.
First I told the doc about BOOBs..and our meeting in Chicago in September and he thought that was just fantastic.
Then I went on about some questions that have been bouncing around in my head.
But before the questions flowed, I told him I have been noticing the hard area on the right side of my body (btw, my port is on my right side). He took a look and felt it and told me what it was... are you ready for this.. it was my abdominal muscle... yes that's right my stomach muscle.. who knew that under the layers of all that fat, that there were muscles that are starting to pop out!
First question I asked him about realistic BMI for someone who comes through this journey.
First he said try not to focus so much on the numbers. BMI's can be misleading and ask yourself the following questions:
How do you feel at your goal weight ?
Have you incorporated routine exercise into your lifestyle (muscle weighs more than fat theory)?
A BMI around 25 (which is on the cusp between normal and overweight) is perfectly a good target.
A goal weight for my height and age of 150 is a good target.
Then I asked about the TT and Boob job and when is a good time and what about doing both together.
First he said that doing both procedures together is a bit of trauma to the system. Since they tend to do these ops as outpatients, you really need to have some one at home that can help you during your recovery phase.
I asked if you were to do them as separate procedures is there an order, and he didn't think that would be an issue.
I asked if when I get to 170 or so, would that be too early to start the process? He said the surgeon would make that call, but you really want to be as close to your goal as possible.
And I too want to proclaim my most exciting news is that I get to meet Cindylew (and her DH) in just 2 days!!! so excited.. we are going to have lots of pics of us.. they may need to kick us out of the ball park!!
Have a great weekend everyone!