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I’ve been struggling with my body image issues for years. About 10 years ago, I lost about 60 pounds over about a year by working out three times a week and eating right. I kept it off for a long time. About seven years ago, my disabled son was born and we basically lived at the hospital for his first six months. I spent a lot of money at the local Starbucks and stress eating. I was sedentary, ate my anxiety, and put on weight.
For the last three years, I have been working my ass off to lose it again. Now that I’m older, it’s much, much harder. Regular weight lifting with a trainer, Pilates, yoga, and hitting my 10,000 steps. I’ve been eating super clean, working with a nutritionist, no sugar, no fast food, lots of protein, calorie counting, and intermittent fasting. I’ve also been taking testosterone, ironically, as my estrogen was too high.
I dropped from a pants size 40 to a 34 and changed up my body fat ratio quite a bit. But, I still have a good sized tummy. It feels like nothing I do is shrinking it down. I hate the way I look in the mirror. It especially bothers me when I dress en femme. My waist is quite a bit larger than my hips and I hate it.
I feel like my hard work and effort is being wasted at this point and I’m at my wits end. So I’ve been considering getting plastic surgery out of sheer frustration. I scheduled a consultation with a local clinic for next week.
I’m looking for advice or feedback from anyone that’s done lipo, cool sculpting, or similar. What was your experience? Was it worth it? Would you do it again?
Thanks to everyone!
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