Saturday, June 21, 2008

Bra Fitting or Everthing you wanted to know about my boobs but were afraid to ask!

I had my first bra fitting after the surgery! What a fun experience. I went to Secrets from Your Sister. The store is well organized and uncluttered, with displays of most of the bras available. I was put on a list for a fitting and when my name was called I was taken to a spacious fitting room by Erin.

As a sidebar, I must confess that I did tell Erin about my weight loss and the fact that I still had a considerable amount of excess skin around my tummy. I'm not exactly sure why I had to tell her that, but I think it was because I was uncomfortable undressing in front of her without some type of justification as to my shape (which I would liken to a wobbly pear). As much as I hate to admit it, all the extra (unsightly) skin on my body is bothering me and playing havoc with my self-esteem.

I was measured and my first bra was brought to me. It fit! Not beautifully, but it fit. And after trying on several bras we concluded that I am a 38D or a 40C, depending on the bra. (By the way, I have to tell you that the service was amazing. If you have to buy a new bra, I highly recommend having a fitting done at Secrets from Your Sister.) Truly, I had a great time. The first two that I chose were a no nonsense bra called Fit Fully Yours. I needed something super comfortable, easy to wear and care for due to my work with young children. I picked the bra up in black and beige. The next bra was a cute hounds-tooth number that fit so comfortably that I just had to have it. It was a model that they no longer carry so

Ta Da!

So now I have a fabulous collection of bras that feel and look great and the most wonderful part about the whole thing was the price. I paid so little for the bras. You have to understand that I am use to buy bras that are $160 a pop. There purchases came to $140! This has been the least painful experience so far!

Friday, June 20, 2008

So Sad

I am extremely disappointed! In my latest adventure, I booked with Dr. Sliwin the body lift surgery for July 9. This procedure will cost (are you sitting down?) $17,000.00. I don't have that kind of folding money, so I applied for a loan. Unfortunately, I was awarded only $8,500.00. I don't have enough liquifiable assets to make up the remainder of the balance, so I had to cancel the surgery.

I feel really sad, disappointed, stalled, sick, frustrated..... the list goes on. I am going to rebook the surgery for December 2008 and hopefully,by then, I will have accumulated enough wealth (and I use that term loosely) to help cover the other half of the $17,000.00.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Picture Update

June 19, 2007

June 3, 2008

It is almost one year. Need I say more.