When I first began my weight loss , all I wanted was "to be skinny". I thought if I could just be skinny , all my problems would go away. I could be happy "if I could just lose the weight." I could be a better mom "if I could just lose the weight." I could be a better wife "if I could just lose the weight." My friends won't be embarrassed to be my friend "if I could just lose the weight." Strangers would want to socialize with me "if I could just lose the weight." My thoughts centered around "if I could just lose the weight." You're probably waiting for me to say that all these thoughts are sad , that I should have loved myself and loved my present life bc we all should just love ourselves. Right Isn't that what everyone preaches While I do believe that self love is so important , there's also a lot of work that goes into it and I feel like that's sometimes forgotten. For me , my PERSONAL WORK to self love was my weight loss. If I can be completely honest , my thoughts weren't wrong and it's ok for me to admit that and I'm sure there are many of you who may be sitting in that same pool of thoughts and sorrow that I sat in and the tough reality is , you may sit there longer than I wish you would until you feel ready , until you're ready to be all in no matter what it takes and when you realize you can't go about it alone. Do you need surgery You'll know when it's time. Do you need a strict meal plan and diet and a life coach You'll be ready for the financial sacrifice. I wish I could hold every one of your hands as you begin taking the steps on your own journeys and reminding you that you can do this. All the sacrifices , even financial sacrifices are worth it. If you've been here for awhile , you can see how my life has completely changed and transformed. Do I owe that to my weight loss Ya I kind of do! My weight loss gave me confidence. That confidence gave me courage & strength to work through and overcome some really hard things. My weight loss has made me happy , it has made me a better wife and mom and friend. It has given me all the things that I hoped it would. My journey has been beautiful and I know yours can be too. #transformationtuesday
The ✨Glow up ✨ is real! Thankful for the handful of pictures I have from my unhealthy days , I wish I had so more! I destroyed so much of my former self including photos and it makes me so sad. Don’t make the same mistake as me! That’s YOU! That’s your life and those memories don’t always last without photos. #ww #wwtransformationtuesday #wwfamily #wwcommunity #wwsisters #wwmoms #wwblueplan #myww #wwteamblue #wwfriends #bettertogether #glowup #fitmom #weightloss #thenandnow #weightlosstransformation #tummytuck #mmo #wwmaitance
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😍Amazing transformation! Do you agree Comment ⬇️!
@drjacono transformed this 50+ year old patient's completely! Now she looks 35! She underwent deep plane facelift , eyelid surgery , necklift and lip lift. Now she looks amazing!
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Okay , this is a lot of me to share , which isn't something I'm used to doing. I'm getting vulnerable on the blog and sharing all about the recovery from my latest surgery. Ever consider plastic surgery , or wonder what it's like I have before and afters , surgical photos and more! The link is in my bio. Plus , I'm doing a live Q&A on Instagram , tonight at 7pm PST so come with questions!
I finally did something for ME! I’ve been literally dreaming about NBR extensions for maybe 5 years now. I have the most brittle hair in history so it just will not grow. Mix that with some extreme postpartum hair loss and I was feelin extra down about it. My girl @kourtney.emmajustinesalon hooked me UP and did such an amazing job! She is sweet as a peach and the salon @emmajustinesalon is gorgeous- I can’t recommend them enough!!
Wowowow I did that 😍😍 No more tad pole brows 🙌🏼
I did microblading and shading on her so that when she comes back for her touch up , I will just do microblading on top to create the illusion of fuller fluffy brows ♥️
Patience is a virtue ✨
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Keeping it R E A L for ya . . .
Here’s where I’m at in the journey of bringing Sylvia back: I’m 37; I’ve lost 130+ pounds; I’ve been at my goal weight for 14 months; My oldest child graduated & is in college; we moved across the country (Ohio to Utah) for a job transfer(husband) this summer; I’ve been doing hair for 18+ years and left behind 12 years of clients; 12 weeks ago I had an extended tummy tuck & arm lift to remove the loose skin , and a breast augmentation (because nursing 5 kids & losing 130 lbs will make your rib cages bigger than your breasts...mmmkay). I wake up and reevaluate my life. I’m 37 and starting my career alllll over in a new city where I know few people. I’m 37 and I walk into a store to buy new clothes for my new body and have absolutely no idea what to buy because I’m closer to 40 than 20 and it seems like you either dress like a 20 year old for a club or a 50 yr old business woman. I am neither. I am jeans and a t-shirt mom , but occasionally I would like to be a little more. I’m not sure what store to shop at for that. I will own 50 when I’m 50 but I ain’t tryin’ to be any older than 37 , or be mistaken for a teenager.
Then I realize the age I could have wore these trendy clothes and rocked it (age appropriately) I wasted them shoving my face full of food. Awesome.
I woke up with my 17 year old body back + scars but I missed out on 10 years of my life. Nothing can bring that back. I am humble and grateful for where I’m at & what I’ve learned.
Right now I’m figuring out who I am , and feeling a little lost.
When I figure this out I’ll let you know 😉😅🤷🏼♀️. I’m truly grateful to have your support and friendships 🙏🏼💕and for letting me be vulnerable 🖤. #wlscommunity #vsgcommunity #wls #vsg
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I hated my body. The body that grew , birthed & fed my children. 🤯 I surgically implanted foreign items over my vital organs. We live in a crazy society. Women’s bodies are incredible , and should be celebrated , not shamed. I was a young , insecure 24 year old , being told by a certified surgeon that they were the “Cadillac of Implants”...Cohesive Gel- the safest on the market. (Once I had them , I didn’t love them. I hated how clothes looked. Finding a pic of me with implants in a low cut top/dress....nearly impossible...)
I was slowly poisoned for 8 years. My immune system tried to protect my body by creating a capsule around them , and then started to attack my healthy joints and muscles in the form of Rheumatoid Arthritis. I was extremely fatigued. Just exhausted every single day. The bottoms of my feet hurt. I couldn’t take a deep breath. I had memory loss and brain fog. I had two miscarriages. One late at almost 19 weeks , and one early around 8 weeks. The list of symptoms goes on and on. I explanted April 27 , 2018 in Costa Rica with Dr.Urzola. The symptoms lifted almost immediately. I had some unavoidable post surgical complications , and they were close calls...but Dr.Urzola performed an enbloc resection , and saved my life...twice.
No one warned me about the dangers of breast implants. To be honest , I don’t know if I would have listened if they did. Everywhere we look , women’s bodies are sexualized and criticized. I learned a very hard lesson , and it almost cost me my life. So for the rest of my days...I will share my story. If it makes one person look at breast augmentation differently , then it’s worth it. Implants aren’t safe.
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