Okay, so as a follow up to a November 2008 news piece about my weight loss, the news station did an update on my plastic surgery and weight loss (they interviewed me back in January but the story aired this May). The piece was about the “ugly side of weight loss” and I think the reporter (Phillip Ohnemus) did a pretty darn good job of showing how all my loose skin impacted me physically, psychologically, and emotionally:
Here are two videos of the raw footage from my interview (they call this a “web extra”). I personally think the interview is a lot more informative (as it should be) than the news piece, which had to condense everything down to 2+ minutes. So, if you’re curious about plastic surgery and what not, take a peek:
I felt really self conscious about my news piece when it aired…because, well, that was just gross…all my leftover skin was just gross…but, I know I don’t look like that anymore…and that’s a bonus! Plus, well, the giant granny panties that I wore the night before my surgery and they put in the news piece didn’t help either…haha.
So, I can’t believe I’m going to do this…but I had a HUGE moment about a week ago…I wore a bikini. For the first time. Ever. EVER people! EVER! I was really self conscious, but I got a lot of good compliments, so overall, I’m pleased. I was still wearing the same bathing suit I wore 4 years ago and several of my friends noted that I needed to find a better bathing suit…and I need to make myself feel decently better and to remember how far I’ve come in this weight loss journey…so, well, I bought a bikini. I can’t believe it. I also wore a cover up the entire time, but baby steps…haha.
Since I clearly have no shame…Here you go:
See me there with my floppy awesome hat? Yeah. haha.