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Makeover Monday Hard work and dedication really paid off for our fantastic patient! After losing over 60kgs she saw Dr Kumar for her excess skin and achieved this amazing result. Dr Kumar is a breast and body expert who specialises in body contouring after weight loss. Call our team on 1300267726 and we can send you our information booklet on options following weight loss and to make an appointment with Dr Kumar #makeovermonday #weightloss #weightlossjourney #breastsurgery #bodysurgery #drk #kumarkurves #drkumar #sydneyplasticsurgeon #scs #teamscs #thesanctuaryexperience #bodycontour #excessskinremoval #bodylift #breastlift #breastaugmentation #innerwestsydney #expert #breastandbodyexpert #plasticsurgeryafterweightloss
You CAN do HARD things. This is your proof that it IS possible. I have said it a hundred times and I’ll just keep saying it. You can do this! For years I NEVER thought I was capable of this. I would lie to myself and say that I didn’t have a problem with food and that I was meant to be big. The truth is I wasn’t meant to be big I just wouldn’t put in the hard work it was going to take to change. I allowed food to be a crutch and a coping mechanism. I turned to food when my marriage blew up and gained 80 pounds in a year topping me off at 415 pounds. I chose to eat myself to death rather than face my problems head on. I would eat ungodly portions of food and tell myself that it wasn’t that big of a deal. I had zero self control and lived the majority of my life that way. When I finally WOKE UP it was when I was over 400 pounds. I felt like it was an impossible mountain ahead of me. I didn’t know how or if I would actually succeed but I knew I owed it to myself and my kids to at least TRY. Now fast forward three years and I’m now living a life far more exciting than I could’ve ever dreamed of. I’m out here with my tummy out and living my best life! So what am I trying to say today... TRY. That’s it... just try. Give yourself the gift of health. Give yourself the gift of mobility. Give yourself a chance. You deserve it. You CAN do it. Don’t believe the lies you’re feeding yourself. Believe that you are meant for great things! I love you guys so much! I love hearing your success stories and how you’re working towards changing your life. I hope this week is filled with success and positive life change! I love you guys, for real! Thank you for allowing to share my life and my journey with you guys everyday! X O - Drew #transformationtuesday #wedidit #JustlikeDrew #weightloss #bopo #bopowarrior #fitness #bodypositive #workout #fitchicks #fitgirls #beforeandafter #health #wellness #weightlossmotivation #vsg #vsgcommunity #wls #skinremoval #empoweredwomen #tummytuck #JustlikeDrew #milwaukeeblogger #excessskinremoval #fatlossjourney #fatloss #whstrong #plasticsurgery #mondaymotivation #tmj4
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long sappy post, so bare with me. ive been waiting a very long time to post this side by side. i remember in 2011, when i stepped on the treadmill at 300lbs, and began to walk, i thought about what drove me. i worked out in the basement of my college dorm at the time. as i walked, id stare at the cement brick walls and think about myself in the future and how i wanted to be. thin, sure, everyone wants that— but it was more than that. i wanted to see myself as a role model for those who never believed they could. my entire life ive underestimated. im quiet (but seriously i have a loud mouth lol), i keep to myself, only speaking my opinion when asked, i like to be alone and i try to be kind to everyone. i wanted to still be that girl, but also be comfortable in my own skin and know that when people looked to me, they saw hope. over the years, i lost weight, but i made sure to still keep that goal in mind: hope. . . yesterday, i achieved that goal. i stood on the stage at the #indianastatechampionships with my head held high because i deserved to be on that stage with all the other amazing athletes that i had the honor of competing against. it was a tremendous honor standing in front of the judges and showing them my best package. a huge thank you to the judges of the @npc_indiana for awarding me with not only 1st in Open and Novice Figure and Physique for my classes, but awarding me with the title of 2018 Miss Indiana Physique. i will carry the title with me for the rest of my life and honor it. thank you to @dave_bowers for taking the time to speak to me and awarding me the “best new competitor” award— a title that i will cherish for the rest of my life. it was an honor to stand next to all the figure and women’s physique competitors. thank you all for answering my dumb questions and befriending me. thank you to @fiercefitsteph for helping me with my posing and my routine, tanning me a million times, and helping me countless hours with my suit, make up, etc. a huge thank you to my coach, @arc_fitness_community , for never giving up on me. (READ THE REST IN THE COMMENTS) 👇🏼
*REAL TALK* believe me when I say I do love myself but every time I see this excess skin it makes me think of all the damage I did to my body in the past. And now sometimes when I work out I feel that it weighs me down. But it’s something I have to live with until I reach my goal (50pounds more)and it’s going to Definitely be removed..... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • • 🍏 #fitness #fit #TFLers #fitnessmodel #fitnessaddict #fitspo #workout #bodybuilding #cardio #gym #training #photooftheday #health #healthy #instahealth #healthychoices #instagym #active #strong #motivation #instagood #determination #lifestyle #diet #getfit #exercise #excercise #excessskin #excessskinremoval #weightlosssupport
Day 24 #postop from my 2nd of 4 #excessskinremoval surgeries — Here are ALL THE UPDATES: 🔺 How is recovery going? It’s tedious, but time is flying by. Hard to believe in 4 days it’s been a month of.. a) wearing this garment; b) feeling like I’m a magicians assistant whom was sawed in half and stitched back together; c) not being able to flex my butt (its pretty hard to stretch without ass-clenching, try it); d) not being able to lift with my lower body; e) dealing with a 35” scar; f)OEDEMA... and many other things. 🔺 What have I been up to while M.I.A.? I’ve been focusing on recovery, enjoying the remaining few weeks of my summer vacation and evaluating aspects of my life outside of the gym. For those of you who have followed for awhile, you’ll remember I lost my beloved Zipper 🐱 in November, after having had her 22 years, and after having lost her sister Zoë nearly two years before. I’ve always had cats, and the past 9 months without one has been .. a necessary grieving period, but also lonesome. This past Friday, I decided to change that, and I went to snuggle some kitties at the FSPCA. After visiting three shelters and spending hours playing and petting... I found my man. 🐆 I’ll be bringing him home tomorrow (Monday) and I’m so excited. 🔺Extracurricular activities? If you follow my IG story and/or read any of my captions, you know I love my job. I love mentoring and coaching and leading. I love listening, growing and interacting with open minded people. I am honoured to announce that I will be expanding my horizons this summer, and fostering some of my favourite qualities. I have been asked to be a judge for the 2018 Miss Nackawic Pageant! I grew up in small-town NB and I know how important this responsibility is. I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this process. Today is the initial Summer Tea/Interviews and I’m so looking forward to meeting all of this years contestants and spending time with my fellow judges! 🔺 Stay locked to the IG story today for as many updates as I can shove in there! ☺️ #HappySunday #SundayFunday #flexonem #surgeryrecovery #bodybuilder #coach #lifechanger #halfphysiquehalfbikini #titan #plasticsurgery #futureWPD #activerecovery
YOU GUYS! I spent the ENTIRE day in the woods... and I LIVED! I don’t think you guys understand what a big deal that was. I have never done anything like this before! It was challenging and it took my completely out of my comfort zone. It was a day that took a lot of physical activity and endurance. I ate mostly nuts and dried fruit! I drank a stupid amount of @propelwater and kept myself together. It was hot. I smell not great but I DID IT! These are the experiences I would never even attempt when I weighed over 400 pounds! I’m so thankful for this day and for this body! Here’s a shot of me after the day in the woods! Hope you’re all having a fabulous weekend! Suns out tummy is OUT! 😛💃🏽🙌🏽😜🙋🏽‍♀️😍💁🏽‍♀️🤣♥️😎 : : : : : : : #transformationtuesday #wedidit #JustlikeDrew #weightloss #bopo #bopowarrior #fitness #bodypositive #workout #fitchicks #fitgirls #beforeandafter #health #wellness #weightlossmotivation #vsg #vsgcommunity #wls #skinremoval #empoweredwomen #tummytuck #JustlikeDrew #milwaukeeblogger #excessskinremoval #fatlossjourney #fatloss #whstrong #plasticsurgery #mondaymotivation
I didn’t feel like it. I literally walked into the gym and said to the guy checking me in I don’t wanna be here I almost turned my car around. And he laughed. Granted I only did 20 minutes but I did something and I worked and sweated and got it done. And when I left I was glad I went. Just get up and do it. You don’t have to stay for hours. Just give it something and get it done. #doit #doitforyou #myjourney #nevergiveup #noexcuses #extremeweightloss #losingweight #fatloss #weightloss #naturalweightloss #byebyefat #sweatisfatcrying #iamtransformable #fattofit #weightlosstransformation #weightlosscommunity #weightlossmotivation #beforeandafter #brachioplasty #excessskinremoval #workout
“If you looked fit, people would want you to coach them. You should stop eating bread and walk for three hours a day.” This is what a man Facebook messaged me yesterday. I have to admit...it struck a nerve. I think a week ago i would have just laughed and said peace out Girl Scout. ✌🏻 But I’m feeling tender from the news of my nephews brain tumor AND my biggest fear before I became a coach was that I was too fat to be a coach. That I didn’t look the part. Now three years later, 80lbs and a tummy tuck later, I’m told that I don’t look fit. Boy did I have a roller coaster ride of emotions. Anger...hurt...insecurity...doubt...but I didn’t let it tail spin. I totally got up and looked in my full body mirror. My inner mean girl started talking to me. “You’d be able to help more people if you were smaller. You aren’t a good coach.” 😩 crazy right!? Then I started thinking about all the things I’ve done both physically and in my business. The messages I’ve received and the before and afters my challengers have sent me. I gave him a piece of my mind which looking back I shouldn’t have done. Everyone is going through something. Maybe he just got news that HIS nephew has a brain tumor. I acknowledged to myself that he is wrong and laughed at how ridiculous his statement was. “Someone else’s opinion of you is none of your business.” -Girl Wash Your Face I’m grateful for all the love and support you all have given me. Your likes and comments and messages about how I was able to add value to your lives mean the world to me. I don’t coach to “look fit” I do it because I want to help people. As long as I remember that, nothing else matters.
I am working on myself, for myself. Yes...but to be honest outside sources get me down on a lot of things. Stupid stuff too. Like the sort of thing you think when you compare what others “have” that you don’t. When in fact....I’ve got a pretty good lifestyle, family, home etc etc etc. Yes...I’ve got struggle. No I’m not perfect and neither is my life but guess what? No one’s is. So yeah...so i am officially practicing #Gratitude because I can push for more while totally loving what I have now. • • • • • • • • #WLS #wlscommunity #wlsrevision #lapbandtorny #plasticsurgery #tummytuck #musclerepair #herniarepair #excessskinremoval #WeightLossSurgery #Transformation #InfluenceLoss #Consistency #BelieveInYourself #InspireOthers #BariatricBeautiful #WeightLossGoals #GastricBypass #GastricBypassSurgery #JoinTheJourney #JoinTheFight #BariatricCommunity #WeightLossSupport #BariatricFamily #BariatricSuccess #BariatricBadass #weightlosssuccess
Gaining confidence and living a life free in your own body is the best transformation of them all. I remember feeling so uncomfortable all the time just being in public in my body. I would try to look cute somehow and usually just found multiple ways to creatively cover myself. I’m now learning to be confident and happy in my body no matter how many scars or stretch marks it might have. 😘♥️😎🙋🏽‍♀️ : : : : : : : : : : : #transformationtuesday #wedidit #JustlikeDrew #weightloss #bopo #bopowarrior #fitness #bodypositive #workout #fitchicks #fitgirls #beforeandafter #health #wellness #weightlossmotivation #vsg #vsgcommunity #wls #skinremoval #empoweredwomen #tummytuck #JustlikeDrew #milwaukeeblogger #excessskinremoval #fatlossjourney #fatloss #whstrong #plasticsurgery #mondaymotivation #glowup
❤️Ten Years❤️ These are right at 10 years apart-a few months shy. But 10 years ago I was mid Regain. That means I was NOT at my heaviest weight. • I was almost 4 years post lap-band. At that point I had no complications, but my divorce the year before this photo was taken stopped me from having the money (which wasn’t a regular thing anyways) to get fills as a Self-Pay, so my post op care was down the drain. • But yeah...eating small portions in moderation. Getting serious enough to get a fill in my Lap-Band to give me restriction that was too expensive so when it was too much I made myself sick rather than go get it taken out again. • Horrible cycle of some of the worst self care and lowest amount of personal responsibility. • And that’s the BIG difference between my life since having my Band removed (after it failed AND caused a hole in my stomach) and now. Now I take the responsibility to eat right. Eat actual proper portions. Proper wholesome foods. Actually exercise. No excuses. No more pity parties. • Just focus. Hard work. And a lot of help from a LOT of people. And for that? For my wake up call back in 2013 when I decided enough was enough and we were switching insurance so I could DO something and save my life? For that I am grateful. • It seemed selfish. It seemed extreme. • But in hindsight it’s the best choice I ever made for my family. • • • • • • • • • #WLS #wlscommunity #wlsrevision #lapbandtorny #plasticsurgery #tummytuck #musclerepair #herniarepair #excessskinremoval #WeightLossSurgery #Transformation #InfluenceLoss #Consistency #BelieveInYourself #InspireOthers #BariatricBeautiful #BariatricMeals #WeightLossGoals #GastricBypass #GastricBypassSurgery #JoinTheJourney #JoinTheFight #BariatricCommunity #WeightLossSupport #BariatricFamily #BariatricSuccess #BariatricBadass #weightlosssuccess
Here’s my #facetoface Friday contribution! These photos are around 2 years apart! It’s funny because I was actually working on losing weight in that before photo! I took it with @nicolevacher while she was visiting for a few days! I really love this transformation pic! I often get asked if I’ve had a neck or chin lift after losing 250 pounds. The answer is nope 👎🏽. I have only had skin removal done on my stomach. I don’t know why my chin, neck, and shoulders toned up so well. My personal theory is that it’s because I combined going to the gym along with dietary changes. I hope you all have a FANTASTIC Friday! I love you guys! X O - Drew #facetofacefriday #wedidit #JustlikeDrew #weightloss #bopo #bopowarrior #fitness #bodypositive #workout #fitchicks #fitgirls #beforeandafter #health #wellness #weightlossmotivation #vsg #vsgcommunity #wls #skinremoval #empoweredwomen #tummytuck #JustlikeDrew #milwaukeeblogger #excessskinremoval #fatlossjourney #fatloss #whstrong #plasticsurgery #mondaymotivation #transformation
Yesterday’s food! Weight spiked yesterday morning. Likely from the inflammation from my physical issues. But scary amount so I backed off a few hundred calories and upped the fluids to take it easy. Still filling. Still hit my minimum macro numbers. Protein shake...protein pancake with teeny amount of peanut butter, almond milk cappuccino (Nespresso), flounder and a side salad, beef with tomato sauce. • #WLS #wlscommunity #wlsrevision #lapbandtorny #plasticsurgery #tummytuck #musclerepair #herniarepair #excessskinremoval #WeightLossSurgery #Transformation #InfluenceLoss #Consistency #BelieveInYourself #InspireOthers #BariatricBeautiful #BariatricMeals #WeightLossGoals #GastricBypass #GastricBypassSurgery #JoinTheJourney #JoinTheFight #BariatricCommunity #WeightLossSupport #BariatricFamily #BariatricSuccess #BariatricBadass #weightlosssuccess #suzisfoodlog #whatieat
Pain. I have physical pain. While my diagnosis isn’t great. There’s got to be some help out there for me. Bone on bone issues in my knees, a bakers cyst in one of them. And a hip that’s more or less ready to be replaced. My 43rd birthday is in a few weeks and in my heart I am carrying sadness because I worked so hard the past 5 years to create a healthy strong life and the pain I felt at 360 pounds has only been amplified. Well it was diagnosed since it wasn’t just “weight” anymore. But yeah....not fun. I am much to young for these issues to be my daily life. So I am working on creating #Hope maybe some #healing I’m not giving up because what would that be? A wheelchair? I don’t know. I don’t have a choice. So I choose to fight. • #WLS #wlscommunity #wlsrevision #lapbandtorny #plasticsurgery #tummytuck #musclerepair #herniarepair #excessskinremoval #WeightLossSurgery #Transformation #InfluenceLoss #Consistency #BelieveInYourself #InspireOthers #BariatricBeautiful #BariatricMeals #WeightLossGoals #GastricBypass #GastricBypassSurgery #JoinTheJourney #JoinTheFight #BariatricCommunity #WeightLossSupport #BariatricFamily #BariatricSuccess #BariatricBadass #weightlosssuccess
I was going to save this for #motivationmonday but i’ve come to realize that most people need motivation on Friday’s and the weekends more than a Monday! This is showing the Physical transformation of 240 pounds lost with healthy eating and exercise. (No Surgery) It’s showing the aftermath of massive weight loss and the excess skin that’s very common after losing so much weight. It’s then showing what my body looks like after most of the skin was removed surgically by Plastic Surgeon @Dralfredsofer in Fairfield, CT. (huge shoutout to him and his staff) I personally made the decision to have my skin removed. I can’t tell you how life changing it is. Yes, there are scars. No, the recovery isn’t easy. In fact, it is ROUGH. Very rough. But it’s part of the process. Weight loss itself is rough, but you have to want it. In order to be successful you have to have your mind made up that you are READY. That you are UNSTOPPABLE. That you will make ZERO excuses. That you will find time to workout. That you will stop eating unhealthy. That you will PUT YOURSELF FIRST! This is my journey, and mine alone. I’ve fought the battles. I’ve had the setbacks. I’ve battled the demons, i’ve made the sacrifices. I put in the work. I made no excuses. I didn’t look for easy ways out. I prayed. I kept grinding. I did this. THIS IS POSSIBLE, and i’m living, breathing, waking, LIVING PROOF. 🙌🏽YOU CAN DO THIS!!!! YOU GOT THIS BABY!🙌🏽 Don’t forget my dietbet starts 9/4/18 where you can win money and prizes by losing weight WITH ME! click link in bio!!!! @dralfredsofer #weightlosswithannamarie #weightlossstory #weightlosstransformation #hardestworkerintheroom #nevergiveup #setgoals #putinwork #grindandshine #grindandbegrateful #massiveweightloss #weightlossmotivation #battleofallbattles #dedication #consistency #plasticsurgeryct #connecticut #excessskinremoval #realself #bodybysofer #iammotiv8 #gymmotivation
HARD 👏🏼 WORK . . decided to post this to show what hard work can do. mind you, i did get #excessskinremoval in october of 2017. my results from surgery astound me everyday. never give up on something you want. im living proof that you can do anything you set your mind to. hard work never goes unnoticed. remember that.
On this very special face to face Friday I look back at how far I’ve come. Hard work dedication and perseverance has gotten me through these last three years. Today as I get my excess skin removed I tell myself good job I’m proud of you, and you got whatever comes next♥️ #drplano #excessskinremoval #extremeweightloss #facetofacefriday #extendedtummytuck #brachioplasty #backlift #mommymakeover #vsg #vsgjourney #wls #wlscommunity #ketofam
I have waited almost 3 years to be able to post this! This my friends is a picture of me wearing my goal shirt! While at Daytona Bike Week, I bought this shirt. One of my favorite bike builders (and quite possibly one of the most kind and genuine humans I've ever met) Bill Dodge @blingscycles had given me a shirt a year before this.....the only size that would fit me was a mens 3XL. When I picked out a womans size large I couldn't wrap my brain around EVER EVER putting this on my body.....but I bought it anyway.....at 315 lbs I was in a full sweat just having a size large in my hand! Fast forward 3 yrs and almost 100 lbs and this is actually on me! This journey has brought me so many highs and lows.....today I couldn't feel higher! The 3rd pic is the same day I bought the shirt.....while wearing the mens 3XL 😉 #choppers #blingscycle #blingcycles #alwayskeepadiamondinyourmind #vsg #vsgcommunity #wls #celebratemysize #lovetheskinyourin #excessskin #excessskinremoval #vsginstacrew #vsglife #vsgjourney   #wlscommunity #wlsjourney #gastricsleeve #bariatricsurgery #sleevegastrectomy #weightloss #weightlosstransformation #curvygirl #gastricsleevesurgery #bodypositive #extremeweightloss #pcosweightloss #plussize #wlstories #fatloss #curves
One time I got passport photos done and they had to take them 3 times coz my face didn’t fit in the frame properly. The lady was lovely and said it was my spikey hair but pretty sure it was just my chubby face 💁🏼 #facetofacefriday
I will be updating daily the progress of mine and @tattooed_slimmer #tummytuck . Day 1. So very excited and nervous at the same time. Unsure of what to expect. 4.30 am start to catch a 2 buses a plane and taxi. Phew. Well tired now to rest. Xx #tummytuck #tummytuckjourney #plasticsurgery #weightstories #weightlossstory #excessskin #excessskinremoval #swdifference #slimmerus #slimmingworldfamily #removingthefat #brno #czhechrepublic #surgal #surgalclinic #husbandandwifejourney #hisandhersurgery #
I saw him this week... one of my high school crushes. I was back to school shopping with my mom and my girls and there he was. It’s funny, when you lose a significant amount of weight THESE are the moments you dream of! You dream of running into the guys who never really saw you the way you saw them. You want to see their jaws drop to the floor as they see how magnificent you look dressed in confidence. We dream of being seen. So, I finally had my moment. My mom spotted him before I did. I walked over to check him out. I saw him shopping with his beautiful girlfriend. He looked average and really normal. Not at all like the guy I had placed on a pedestal for years. He was just doing his thing. I watched him for a second. I smiled and then walked away. My mom asked me why I didn’t go show off my new appearance and I told her “I couldn’t do it to him.” He’s happy and with his girl. Why go parade myself in front of him in hopes to trigger some sort of regret in him? I also realized it doesn’t matter what he thinks of me. What matters is what I think of myself. Whether or not he considers me the most gorgeous woman he let get away doesn’t matter. I don’t want him or anything with him. I realized I don’t need to be seen in order to realize the fullness of my beauty. I got what I needed. I saw a man who I used to be crazy about and realized how much none of that matters anymore. He looked happy and that’s all that mattered. I hope he and his girl live happily ever after because I think they looked really cute together. I love you guys. Have a great night. X O - Drew : : : #crush #justlikedrew #singlemom #weightloss #bopo #bopowarrior #style #bodypositive #fashion #fitchicks #fitgirls #beforeandafter #makeupoftheday #weightlossmotivation #vsg #vsgcommunity #wls #skinremoval #empoweredwomen #tummytuck #JustlikeDrew #milwaukeeblogger #excessskinremoval #fatlossjourney #fatloss #motd #plasticsurgery #express #ootd
Are you doing a few hours of cardio each week and not seeing results? That was ME. ...I lost all my muscle, got flabbier and looked like smaller version of the 250 lb me. . A lot of my clients had this problem in the beginning. The answer is usually their nutrition and workout program. . Most women do too much cardio, are afraid to lift or don’t the right combination of both. I spent two years testing and trying my #curvyfit blueprint on myself and clients. . What is curvy fit? A perfect combo of being fit, healthy, in-shape with muscle tone but also having curves and a feminine shape. . I created the #CurvyFit Body Transformation Program, a 12 week fitness program that provides an epic blueprint of weight lifting, cardio and HIIT workouts. No more guesswork. No more hamster wheel. No more 60 minute cardio sessions. . This program is available through the link in my bio until August 19th. Once you download it you can start TODAY. #itsHERE #curvyfitbodytransformation . . . . 📸: @cliff.canon 📽: @no.ellewoods #levelup #beingfatishard #losingweightishard #curvyfitbodytransformation #transformationstory #weightsovercardio #weightsvscardio #extremeweightloss #excessskinremoval #celluliteisnormal #evefitchick #snatchedwaist #halfmysize #beyourownbodygoals #waistless #mealprepideas #macrocoaching #girlswithmuscle #strongnotskinny #curvyfit #fitnessjourney #fattofit #niceforwhatchallenge #indyfitness #gtransformationacademy
I’ve lost over 45% of myself from where I started. When I think about that it’s overwhelming. I remember when I started how this all seemed too big. Like there was no way I could do this. Now I’m closer to the end of my journey and it’s all so unreal. I’ve worked so hard. I think the most important thing to remember is to never give up on yourself. This is for you. #myjourney #nevergiveup #noexcuses #extremeweightloss #losingweight #fatloss #weightloss #naturalweightloss #byebyefat #sweatisfatcrying #iamtransformable #fattofit #weightlosstransformation #weightlosscommunity #weightlossmotivation #beforeandafter #brachioplasty #excessskinremoval
For today’s #tbt I’m offering a photo of myself from back in junior high or high school when “thought” I was fat. Gosh, I tell you what, I would’ve killed to be this small when I found out I weighed over 400 pounds. Yes, in this photo I am not “skinny” and have a little more jiggle to my jello than the average girl my age but I wasn’t FAT. The problem is growing up in a culture that forces us to compare ourselves to an irregular standard of beauty is to blame. I saw myself as fat so I didn’t even try. I allowed myself to just succumb to the fate I thought I had been dealt. It’s sad. The girl in this pic is really cute and has delicious curves. I wish I had known that. So now what? What’s done is done... How can I give justice to my former self? By raising my young women to believing this one very important truth. All bodies are PERFECT bodies. Raise them to love every jiggle and curve on their amazing bodies. I talk to my girls openly and often about bodies. I talk to them about my transformation. They tell me how much they love my new body. I often follow up with telling them how much I love my new body and how amazing my former body was too. Our kids are looking to us for guidance on how to love and accept ourselves. I love you guys. I hope you love yourselves and your bodies today. Have an amazing Friday jr. X O - Drew #wedidit #JustlikeDrew #weightloss #bopo #bopowarrior #fitness #bodypositive #workout #fitchicks #fitgirls #beforeandafter #health #wellness #weightlossmotivation #vsg #vsgcommunity #wls #skinremoval #empoweredwomen #tummytuck #JustlikeDrew #milwaukeeblogger #excessskinremoval #fatlossjourney #fatloss #whstrong #plasticsurgery
Gotta love a good #tbt !! This first photo was taken the day of my gastric bypass, 26th May 2010. Thats my dad with me, he was trying to talk me out of surgery, he wasn’t sure it was the right idea, we was worried about the dangers. 8 years on, and I’m healthier than ever. We are going to try recreate that photo tomorrow - for proper comparison purposes. But I’m feeling pretty damn proud of myself today. #weightlosssurgery #weightlosstransformation #weightlossjourney #gastricbypass #gastricbypasssurgery #excessskinremoval #excessskinsurgery #8yearslater #fatheranddaughter #blastfromthepast #transformation #happy #bypassblogger
Coming at you with another comparison. I flipping had to. A year ago, I took to the YouTube world & posted a video titled.. "Introducing You To My Skin". It was me showing the aftermath of losing half my body weight & the 'before' of me pre-surgery. I tried to replicate this. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Same outfit & all. I. Am. Shook. While watching the video from a year ago, I just saw a completely different person. Changes to my body, obviously. But behind the scenes. The way I carry myself now vs then has drastically changed. The surgery gave me so much more confidence in myself. I cannot believe I am almost 1 year out from my skin removal. I've had a lot of people reach out & ask me questions regarding my surgery. I just might do a one year follow up type thing, perhaps a Q&A? Anyways. #TBT #ThrowbackThursday Damn. I'm just.. wow. No words. I don't have a perfect body by society's standards, but it's perfect for me. ❤️ ... #Throwback #ExtremeWeightLoss #WeightLoss #WeightLossJourney #WeightLossTransformation #Comparison #BeforeAndAfter #ExcessSkin #ExcessSkinRemoval #TummyTuck #Abdominoplasty #FDL #Progress #FitFam #FitChick
Same same but different 💁🏼 #throwbackthursday
🚨SURGERY UPDATE POST🚨 I saw my plastic surgeon today for my 3 month checkup! He said that my tummy looks amazing! He said I’m now fully cleared to stop wearing my support garment if I feel up for it and have no more restrictions. I still am wearing my garment as my stomach is still sore if I go without it for too long. I also am having a hard time lifting over 10 pounds still. So I’m feeling good! It has been quite the summer! This recovery was no joke. It was intense and there were days I didn’t know when I would be to wear I am now. I’m thankful I stayed the course and got through this. I’m looking forward to toning up as soon as I can lift more. I’ve also started running a couple laps with my morning workouts. My butt and thighs get really sore but I’m pushing through it. Thank you all for the constant love and support you’ve given me. I love you guys! X O - Drew #transformationtuesday #wedidit #JustlikeDrew #weightloss #bopo #bopowarrior #fitness #bodypositive #workout #fitchicks #fitgirls #beforeandafter #health #wellness #weightlossmotivation #vsg #vsgcommunity #wls #skinremoval #empoweredwomen #tummytuck #JustlikeDrew #milwaukeeblogger #excessskinremoval #fatlossjourney #fatloss #whstrong #plasticsurgery #mondaymotivation
I was talking to my dad last night and we looking at pictures from my trip to the @apostle.islands together. I also showed him the transformation photo I made from my vacation pics. He said some things that really made me pause and think. One was he asked me how it felt to know I was the girl in both photos. He asked me if it freaked me out at all. The short answer is YES! It totally freaks me out some days. Overall is feels beautiful and amazing. To be able to look at myself in two ways and to be completely in love with who I am now is a beautiful gift. He then said to me how wonderful it is that even when you were bigger that people still loved you and wanted to be around you. That got me in my feelings big time. I think sometimes we get so caught up in these transformations that we only focus on the negative things people have spoken into us and we forget about the love we received in those bodies too. It’s so important to remember where you came from and to remember the people who loved and valued you at every size. Those people are your champions. To those people who were my champion when I was in the process of becoming who I am now, thank you. You have no idea how much you’ve helped me get to where I am now. Knowing I was loved and and supported kept me going. I thank k you all so much for being apart of this with me. My Justlikedrew family loved me before they even knew I was trying to lose weight. You’ll never know how much that means to me. I love you guys. I love my friends and family and I love this photo of me. Have a fabulous day! X O - Drew #transformationtuesday #wedidit #JustlikeDrew #weightloss #bopo #bopowarrior #fitness #bodypositive #workout #fitchicks #fitgirls #beforeandafter #health #wellness #weightlossmotivation #vsg #vsgcommunity #wls #skinremoval #empoweredwomen #tummytuck #JustlikeDrew #milwaukeeblogger #excessskinremoval #fatlossjourney #fatloss #whstrong #plasticsurgery #mondaymotivation #tmj4
Today has been an overwhelming day for me which has left me feeling all the feels; excited, proud, surreal, confused, shocked, disbelief, numb, you name it I have felt it! This morning’s weight in I lost 1.7kg (3.7lbs) from my lowest weight taking my grand weight loss total to 100.1kg (220lbs) I am so proud of all that I have achieved to get me this far. I am so grateful that I have found the motivation within myself to maximise my sleeve as a tool to improve and essentially save my life. I am so delighted with the person that I am becoming mind, spirit AND body I am so appreciative of the amazing support and encouragement I have received in comments, messages and shout outs today to celebrate with me in reaching this milestone. I am excited for what my future holds!! Some days I felt like I would never reach my goals but today has been a weird turning point where today I realise that I WILL achieve my goals and my next two mini goals are in sight. 4kg to lose until I am officially half my starting weight 8.2kg until I am officially in double digits Do you know why I will do this because?? Because I am worth it and I will keep pushing, keep driving, keep making smart food choices and most importantly I will keeping being myself!! Today I proudly wear my “Wonder Woman” shirt that my hubby bought for me a couple months ago for this exact occasion!! #whenhollymetpercy #c4kgoesbariatric #excessskinremoval #adelaideplasticsurgery #drdarrenmolony #vsgcommunity #vsgaustralia #wlscommunity #wlsaustralia #adelaidewlsbabes #gastricsleeve #thischickhasgoals #vsginstacrew
How about a vacation transformation pic. The first pic was me on vacation as a brand new Mom way back in 2011. I remember being exhausted and constantly HOT. I remember not having energy to enjoy myself. Now flash forward 7 years and I went on a vacation in my healthy body. I had the energy to spend an entire day outside walking around in the heat. It was heaven. What a gift from God to be able to be in this body in that moment. I’m so thankful tonight. Looking at photos and seeing memories. It’s overwhelming in only the best ways. Thank you guys for supporting me. It means so much to be able to share all of these moments with you guys. I love you guys. X O - Drew #transformationtuesday #wedidit #JustlikeDrew #weightloss #bopo #bopowarrior #fitness #bodypositive #workout #fitchicks #fitgirls #beforeandafter #health #wellness #weightlossmotivation #vsg #vsgcommunity #wls #skinremoval #empoweredwomen #tummytuck #JustlikeDrew #milwaukeeblogger #excessskinremoval #fatlossjourney #fatloss #whstrong #plasticsurgery #mondaymotivation #tmj4
Here’s me living inside of one of the most beautiful moments of my existence thus far. Me seeing the sunset over the apostle islands... while on the @apostleislandscruises I dreamed for years of when I would finally behold those islands... they did not disappoint... : : : #vacation #wedidit #justlikedrew #singlemom #weightloss #bopo #bopowarrior #fitness #bodypositive #workout #fitchicks #fitgirls #roadtrip #makeupoftheday #weightlossmotivation #vsg #vsgcommunity #wls #skinremoval #empoweredwomen #travelwisconsin #JustlikeDrew #milwaukeeblogger #excessskinremoval #fatlossjourney #fatloss #motd #plasticsurgery #beach #sunset
Officially 3 months post op today from my lower body lift. 16lbs of skin were removed from my abdomen and back. I spent two nights in the hospital, kept my drains for longer than I would have liked, and had some breakdown on my tailbone area, I questioned why anyone would ever pay to put theirselves through this experience lol. Looking back I would have this procedure done ten times over. Words can’t describe how happy I am with the results of my surgeon. I actually told someone the other day that the recovery wasn’t bad...it’s funny how we forget things when it’s something that we wanted that badly. Where as this #transformationtuesday may look a little different from most. I just look back at my before pictures and see how far I’ve come...it’s so easy to pick yourself apart...but their is beauty in every step of the journey.
She say, "Do you love me?" I tell her, "Only partly" I only love my gym and my mumma, I'm sorry 🤷🏼‍♀️ - #shrinkinglemon #wlscommunity #excessskin #excessskinremoval #lowerbodylift #bralinelift #upperbodylift #60kgslost
💔Pushing Limits💔 The last few days have been rough. Massive cold that started with an extreme runny nose. I haven’t worked out in days and haven’t done my PT exercises since Friday. • Today it’s apparent I can’t take that much time off from exercise OR the PT. • Pushed myself big time to work through the pain. Foam rolled in between each set which is easier said than done with bad knees and a bad hip. Then did PiYo as I don’t think I could handle Liift today. And foam rolled some more before pulling out the #FasicaBlaster and hitting my feet and knees. #ouch • Most days are fine. Some days (like today) I wonder if it was all worth it. I am in pain daily, and it’s a reminder that while I escaped obesity without heart issues or diabetes....I wrecked my knees and have the hips of an 80 year old (one of which needs to be replaced). • But I keep pushing. Cause what’s the option? Go back to 360 pounds? Get a wheelchair? No thanks. Tomorrow I will go back to weight training and push through the PT exercises and hopefully hit the hot tub at the gym at night. I have to remind myself that the payoff is improved mobility and MAYBE a chance to return to working on the fitness related goals I had not too long ago. • • • • • • • • • #WLS #wlscommunity #wlsrevision #lapbandtorny #plasticsurgery #tummytuck #musclerepair #herniarepair #excessskinremoval #WeightLossSurgery #Transformation #InfluenceLoss #Consistency #BelieveInYourself #InspireOthers #BariatricBeautiful #BariatricMeals #WeightLossGoals #GastricBypass #GastricBypassSurgery #JoinTheJourney #JoinTheFight #BariatricCommunity #WeightLossSupport #BariatricFamily #BariatricSuccess #BariatricBadass #weightlosssuccess
Both pics are after weight loss. Crazy thing is I weigh almost the same in both pictures . Not only did #skinremovalsurgery do wonders but that's truly the difference between muscle & fat 💯 #weightloss #fattofit #gym #fitness #motivation #beforeandafterweightloss #excessskinremoval #abdominoplasty #naturalweightloss #muscle #goalgetter #fitmom #workout #traininsaneorremainthesame #anygoalisachievable
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On my way home from my post-op appointment. Have to say I feel better than I felt in days. These F-ing drains are out and it's unbelievable how much better I feel with my garment on. I've been battling a very emotional and depressed state of mind. Never knew surgery can actually take you through such a thing. I've never been through something this big, and I've never figured my body would react in such a way. I saw girls just bounce right back in less than a week and not seeing that type of result, I seriously questioned my whole decision. But... Today I was reassured by the amazing @drjosephmichaels that yes things won't be perfect, but I am definitely in the SWELL HELL stage (yes, it does exist) and things will improve with time. I'm not and will NEVER want to be a small petite woman. Was never my intentions and I'm OK with that, and looking for perfection is far off my mind. NO ONE is perfect! Not everyone has the same goals. I just want to feel comfortable IN MY skin. I've lost over 130lbs with diet, exercise and discipline. Don't EVER let anyone dismiss you just because you don't fit their beauty standards. F your beauty standards. We ain't all the same. Can't wait to get back to pumping iron and setting world powerlifting records again. OAN, be careful how you treat people because of what you see on a personal page. You really don't know who they are unless they let you in. I never let my left hand know what my right one is doing. Remember that. #excessskin #excessskinremoval #transformationtuesday #transformationfitnation #weightloss #weightlossjourney #girlswholift #girlswholiftheavy #chickswholift #fitfam #gymfam #fitness #fat2fit #beast #fbeingfat #traindirty #trainmean #beastmode #liftingheavy #gains #noexcuses #swole #swolenation #ironjunkie #togodbealltheglory #naturalweightloss #fyourbeautystandards #gymislife #gymrat
ANNOUNCEMENT🎉 Aaaah, Today is the day! I’ve been working on something big for the past 6-8 weeks that some of you guys have been apart of I’m finally ready for the big reveal ... . Introducing #CurvyFitBodyTransformation Program, a BRAND NEW 12 week fitness program officially launching TODAY!!! Over the past month we had 700 women in the four week challenge version of this program + a handful of beta testers who had access to workouts in the final program. . I created this program because there are  lot of women who want to look good and not  skinny. More and more women are desiring to be fit and keep the feminine curves they love or enhance them. This is what I wanted for myself. I didn’t want to lose 150 lbs and look skinny. I found myself “skinny fat” after my dramatic weight loss with flabby skin, & little muscle tone. I felt saggy and wanted to firm up and enhance what I already had not not get skinnier. . I started chasing after this curvyfit look in 2014. I wanted to be the most feminine looking competitor on and off stage. Women think that lifting weights can make them look bulky and manly. It does the opposite. It enhanced my femininity and put me in a whole new category of fit that I created for myself. . This program takes the guesswork out of getting sexy shoulders, sculpted arms, a leaner back, rounder perkier glutes, muscle defined legs that are toned enough but not too big, overpowering with the right amount of feminine class and grace…. Transforming into the best version of who you already are. . Link in bio if you are ready to grab your copy today and read more about the program➡️ @Eve_fitchick @Eve_fitchick @Eve_fitchick. . I will be updating you guys with more details during the launch through my IG stories, LIVES and posts. . PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE UNTIL SUNDAY AUGUST 19th. After that, it disappears! . TELL ME YOU’RE EXCITED & READY TO GET STARTED BELOW👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽 . Video 📽@no.ellewoods Photos 📸 @cliff.canon . 🎵I don’t own the rights to the music. . #comingaugust14 #beingfatishard #losingweightishard #curvyfitbodytransformation #transformationstory #weightsovercardio #curvyfit #beyourownbodygoals #bootybuilder #fitnessprogram #niceforwhatchallenge
On Tuesday we transform!! These photos are exactly 12 months apart. I am 19 months post op so I was already 7 months post op on the before... 99kg lost from my highest weight. So close to the century i can nearly taste it!! #whenhollymetpercy #c4kgoesbariatric #excessskinremoval #adelaideplasticsurgery #drdarrenmolony #vsgcommunity #vsgaustralia #wlscommunity #wlsaustralia #adelaidewlsbabes #gastricsleeve #thischickhasgoals #vsginstacrew
I’m now in my compression binder and there’s tears in my eyes. I’ve never been this thin in my life. Ever. I’m so happy, so emotional, in total shock. I’m feeling so much better today generally, and I’m heading home as my last drain has just been removed. Thanks for all the messages. I’m one happy girl! #excessskinremoval #excessskinsurgery #plasticsurgeon #plasticsurgery #rvinewcastle #rvi #newlife #weightlossjourney #weightlosstransformation #weightlosssurgery #gastricbypass #gastricbypasssurgery #bypassblogger
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