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July 21, 2020

Tummy Tuck After 80 Pound Weight Loss

Hi, Weight Watchers friends!  Long time, no blogging.  What's been happening all these years?  Well, life moved on once I stopped working for Weight Watchers.  I went back to my first career -- teaching.  Before I worked for Weight Watchers, I was a preschool and pre-k teacher.  After we moved from Ohio to Washington, I went back to college and earned multiple degrees and education endorsements.  I currently teach kindergarten, and I am working on a doctoral degree in education. 

As for the Weight Watchers part of life, I have maintained my 80 pound weight loss over the years.  I do believe I will forever count Points in my head, even when I don't want to.  I still love to run and workout, but it is time for me to take the next step.

After having two children and losing 80 pounds, I decided it was time to take the next step...a tummy tuck.  My abdominal muscles are blown out from pregnancy. They are strong from all of my workouts...but separated the width of 4 fingers.  If you don't know what that means, hold your hand up and put 4 of your fingers together.  My muscles are spread apart THAT much.  {YIKES}  The fascia between those separated muscles will not shrink or go back to a pre-pregnancy status.   It does not matter how much I work out or how many miles I run, the extra skin never shrinks or goes away.  I do not say this lightly, folks.  I have a significant amount of excess skin, as well as a bulging belly due to the muscle separation.  It's time to repair my body. 

Head over to Youtube to find out more!
I would love it if you would follow my tummy tuck journey with me!  The WW community was always such a positive place to find support, and I know so many others find it difficult to make the decision to have this surgery. 

I will create videos documenting the tummy tuck journey on Youtube.  It's actually the same channel I used for my old WW cooking videos back in the day.  You might already be subscribed to my new content and not even know it. 

I also have a blog, as well as an Instagram account, where I am committed to posting pictures each day the first year after surgery.