I am finally free to blogging, tweeting or any other social media activity I might want to engage in, without logging into my company provided laptop. All of my thoughts will be mine going forward. I had spent many months/years trying to think about whether or not I would write my journey down and provide it in book format.
I am excited to start this new chapter in putting myself out there. This coming Sunday I will have the pleasure of recording my first podcast with Dre and his brother (I'm calling him Coach). Together, these two, have taken #TransformationTuesday on social media by storm as far as I am concerned.
Something else I just noticed is that my music sounds a ton better on the new machine. This makes me extra happy, seeing as I LOVE music. Enough of my ramblings for today. Hopefully, I'll be able to force myself to write a whole lot more, now that I can do so in "private", so to speak.
This past Monday (March 4), I had an appointment with a surgeon at a local hospital. My goal was to have the doctor provide me a little more guidance as to whether or not they truly thought I was ready to go down the road of skin removal surgery. In addition to that, I wanted to be able to come up with some realistic estimates for the overall cost of the "reconstruction", so to speak. Other than the fact that I felt like I was simply not listened to, the meeting was somewhat positive.
Man-boobs / Bingo-wings
Back / Legs
The take-away was this:
Determine your goal weight (pre-skin removal)
Stay at that goal weight for approximately 6 months
This particular person's opinion was that I should work on the abdominal area first. I would say that he's probably right, in spite of the fact that I would really like to remove the man-boobs and bingo-wings.
Due to the fact that I don't want to make any hasty decisions and I simply didn't click with the surgeon on Monday, I am working on scheduling another consultation with a clinic in Toronto, so that I am able to get a second opinion. In truth, I will likely see multiple surgeons, so that I am able to find the one person that I have the most confidence in. At that point, I will work with them to schedule the needed procedures.
My current weight is now at 335, so my goal is likely to reduce body fact by 36 pounds, so that I am below 300, or at least get myself as close to 300 as possible, so that I will be below 300 post-op.