Mini-Goals - This sure is not "Mini" to me, but....

Misti in Seattle
01-18-2013, 11:53 PM
.... okay I am happily stunned! One reason I've been working so hard to lose weight is that I am working with a surgeon toward breast and stomach reduction. I have massive amounts of excess weight there that is not going away without help. But I want to get as much weight off as possible so it doesn't all sag again.

Today my doctor told me she does not think I need to lose any more weight before the surgery and said "you don't have anywhere else to lose it." She is right... it is ALL "front and center." She commented... and it is true... that my legs, arms, thighs, etc. are skinny. She was beaming at me and saying how proud she is of me.

Oh and she asked if I had bought any smaller clothes to wear afterward and I said no as I don't know what size but that I had bought some size 16 and 14 pants and she said I will not be able to wear them as they will be too big! I may go to a thrift store or watch sales and buy a couple smaller pair. WOW

I can't believe I am this close and have made it this far! I see the surgeon mid-Feb and will see what he says. He DID say in Dec that there would be a point where I would just stop losing and that would be when we should do it... and I have lost only one pound in the last 3 weeks, while staying on plan. Some of that is probably because I am working out so hard and building muscle.

Sorry this is long... LOL I'm too excited to go back and shorten it!!

Oh happy day!

Edited to add... I decided to try on the size 16 pants that I bought last month, which I could not even begin to close and zip up. Even though I have lost just one pound... they FIT!! So I have most definitely gotten quite a bit smaller!! Yayayyayya I AM replacing the fat with muscle.

01-19-2013, 12:09 AM
Exciting news Misti! I'm so happy for you!

01-19-2013, 02:06 AM

:bravo: You should be so proud of yourself for reaching so far!! All the very best for the future

01-19-2013, 02:42 AM
How exciting! Congratulations!!

Misti in Seattle
01-19-2013, 04:10 AM
Thanks, everyone. I appreciate your encouragement.

01-19-2013, 04:31 AM
Wow, that is fantastic, Misti!! You are one amazing lady!!

:cheer: :yay: :cheer: :yay: :cheer: :yay: :cheer:

01-19-2013, 08:40 AM
omg how Exciting!!!!! Happy 4 u!!! :cheer::cheer:

01-19-2013, 08:52 AM
Congratulations, Misti! You have done such a great job.

01-19-2013, 10:17 AM
Oh Misti, this makes me a little teary-eyed for you. I'm SOOO over the moon happy for you!

01-19-2013, 10:20 AM
Congrats. Way to go. :)

01-19-2013, 10:22 AM
Way to go! It's always nice to hear it from a professional, you know?

01-19-2013, 10:51 AM

01-19-2013, 11:02 AM
So happy for you!!!

And 16s?! Awesome!!

01-19-2013, 11:07 AM

01-19-2013, 11:07 AM
How exciting!! Congratulations on your success!

Misti in Seattle
01-19-2013, 11:16 AM
Thanks, everyone! Of course I still have to go back to the surgeon and get insurance to approve this... but he thinks he can and says he will fight them if they don't as it is medical (causing back and shoulder damage, muscle/skeletal, etc.). But at least I am doing my part.

01-19-2013, 06:16 PM
Oh Misti, what great news from the DR. I dream of the day my DR tells me the same news.

01-21-2013, 08:11 PM
That's terrific!! You're doing all the right things. Congrats!! :)

01-21-2013, 08:18 PM
That is wonderful!! Congratulations

01-21-2013, 08:27 PM
Super yay!!!!

01-23-2013, 03:08 PM
Such exciting news! What a thrill it must be to have your doctors be proud of you. Congrats!! Thank you for sharing and inspiring!!

01-23-2013, 05:33 PM
Congrats Misti!! That isn't a mini goal at all.

01-23-2013, 06:16 PM
:hug:CONGRATULATIONS!! That is absolutely incredible!! I am so happy for you as well! I agree...nothing 'mini' about this at all!!!

Misti in Seattle
01-24-2013, 01:18 AM
Thanks, everyone, for your kind comments.

01-24-2013, 01:31 AM

Misti in Seattle
01-31-2013, 12:58 AM
Thanks!!! Today my chiro told me the same thing!!! wooohooooooo can't wait to see the surgeon

01-31-2013, 11:24 AM
Congratulations! And good luck with the surgery. Once you've recovered, a little shopping spree will definitely be in order (or maybe a big shopping spree -- you've earned it!).

01-31-2013, 11:39 AM
Congrats!!!! That is fantastic :D :D

April Snow
01-31-2013, 11:52 AM
congrats, and fingers crossed for your appt with the surgeon!

01-31-2013, 04:23 PM
I agree with Betsy! Sounds like an excuse to go shopping to me! :D

Congrats!!! :cheer2:

01-31-2013, 06:07 PM
Amazing news! Macro goal! (Maxi goal?)

Misti in Seattle
01-31-2013, 10:12 PM
LOL thanks everyone! Oh and definitely a BIG shopping spree if -- no WHEN -- I get to that place.

Would you believe... my chiropractor -- who is quickly becoming a friend -- wants to give me a *shower* and for me to give her my friends' names and phone numbers so she can invite them to a celebration and to chip in on the shopping spree!!!

I'm trying to take it all with a grain of salt and just keep praying this all works out and I can get the surgery! As to further goals... will take it as it comes; still lots of flabby spots to work on LOL