In a lot of ways, I'm not lucky.
But in some ways, I am. Take my body for instance...I may have more weight on my body, but it's proportionate. I've got curves and a hourglass figure. Ample bosom (what am I? 90 years old? Who uses the word 'bosom' anymore?), plush derriere, and a waist that indicates more "Jessica Rabbit" and less "the apple guy from the Fruit of the Loom commercials."
At least that WAS the case.
Side note: that t-shirt to the right? WHO WOULD WEAR THAT? Even if someone would, I doubt it would be the size 2 model pictured. I find this bizarre.
So I bit the bullet and stepped on the scale again - the last time was a week ago. No change. And last week's numbers? No change from the beginning of September. I'm still the same weight I've been all summer.
So what gives?
I'm not sure exactly what has been happening lately, but it sounds like my weight has to be re-distributing, right? Sure, some of it is probably due to the uterine fibroid pushing some of my tummy out, but I can't help but think that it's also because I haven't been exercising. I'm not going to indicate that I had SO. MUCH. MUSCLE. that has gone by the way-side and fat is taking it's place. While I was a cardio lover, I wasn't exactly Linda Hamilton in Terminator 2.
Yet another side note: I just saw "Terminator 2" a few weeks ago for the first time. And OH MAN, is she built or WHAT? Good grief! It was pretty sexy is all I'm saying. Kind of like Annette Benning's arms in "The American President" in that scene where she's dancing with him. I want arms and shoulders like that.
So anyway, I'm not quite sure what's going on with my body, but this has kind of been a wake-up call. I've heard women older than myself say that weight re-distributes...especially around the mid-section. And after experiencing this, I've decided that I'm not a fan of it - not of how it feels and not of how it looks.
I've decided that I can use this surgery as a jumping off point. I can use it as a way to tell myself that taking care of myself has to be a priority. I can document and remember how it feels to look down (while buckled in the car) and see my tummy pooching out. I can vow to change my situation, once I am healthy enough to do so. I don't like the feeling of my boobs resting on my stomach...I've gotten used to NOT feeling that...and I haven't missed it.
What are some sensations that either you aren't going to miss or that you don't miss?