Saturday, September 25, 2010

A year gone by

I was sitting at work the other day and had to write down the date and it suddenly made me realise that it has been a year since my tummy tuck... wow! hasnt that flown by.
I still have to say it has been the best decision I have ever made. I am amazed by how much confidence I have now, and how I feel that "the one within" is finally showing herself on the outside.
When I look back on photos of me from a few years ago, I see the sadness in my eye's, I know the thoughts in my head were those of wanting to hide from the world. I would always be invited out yet never went, lacking the confidence as my outfits wouldn't be trendy enough or I would simply feel as though I was being stared at for being the fat girl....

I cant say this weighloss process has been easy, nor has my change in self confidence, sadly this has made me loose some people whom I considered priceless friends, but why! why would they no longer want to be my friend because I finally felt good about myself. I still struggle to understand that.

I still believe I am a good person and care deeply for my friends, but in gaining self confidence I guess I realised I didn't have to be the backup friend anymore. I stopped being "there" for everyone at their beck and call and started to assess how many of those friends were "there" for me when I needed them. Amazing how many of my "friends" dissapeared.

Anyway I am not going to sit and feel sorry for myself, I am so proud of myself and the decisions that I have made. I treasure the relationship I have with my husband as my confidence and love of life has bought us closer together than weve been in years and at the end of the day he and my kids are my world and what they care about matters most to me.

I will attach some more pics from the last few weeks and an updated one of my tum, I dont think much has changed there but its good I guess to see how things are a year on.
Hope your all well and life is treating you good, and for those of you who are struggling at the moment dont forget how beautiful you are on the inside and believe in yourself that what's within truly matters most xx

3 comments:

Melanie said...

You're looking great. You sounds great. Well done you.

Manda said...

I think your physical transformation is wonderful, I love your tattoo on your tummy tuck! :-)
I am getting banded this Friday, but over the last couple of years I've lost 30kg on my own and I noticed the same things with 'friends'. Nobody should be a backup friend, and nobody should want a backup friend, what's the use?
I agree, your family and the real friends who have supported you through this are the ones that matter, and most of all you! :-D
Thanks for being an awesome inspiration :-)

Alexis Owmizer said...

Deciding to undergo tummy tuck or any beauty procedure is very challenging. Well, in the name of beauty, I think that's fine. Pain is nothing! By the way, I love the design of the tattoo on your tummy! It rocks!