Friday, January 30, 2015

Surgical History

I'm filling out paperwork for a physical (for my new job!) and everytime I have to give my surgical history, it takes research because I don't remember all the details. So I am going to list them here all in one post.

C-section: 7/2004
C-section: 1/2006
C-section: 10/2010
Endometiral Ablation: 7/2011
Hysterospcopy with Lysis of Adhesions: 5/2012
Hysterectomy: 8/2013
Breast Augmentation and abdominoplasty: 7/2014

I'll update this later with details.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Before, After, and Biggest Loser Results

No clue how much I weighed here (this is seriously embarrassing to post...) By the way, this was TWO YEARS after my last baby was born so the baby weight excuse is not even valid.

And some more recent pictures (I totally need to take brand new ones that show my most recent weight):

So, I won Biggest Loser! The competition was stiff at the end but I'm super competitive so I starved for a day at the end. ;) I got down to 151 which was surely the result of dehydration since by the end of weigh in day I was back to 151.6 and by the next day I was even more (after pigging OUT for two days, heh). At this point the goal is to maintain and to force myself to work out to keep my abs and arms nice. (But I'm TIRED lately!) Anyway, in my next post I'll post some videos and exercises that worked for me during Biggest Loser. Gonna go be LAZY right now. 

Saturday, January 17, 2015


Still winning Biggest Loser (by a hair!) The underdogs are catching up as I am plateauing. Plus I've been all lethargic and HUNGRY. I think it's stress related (even though I really don't get very stressed).

So, I have lost 14 lbs in the last 5 weeks which was 8.33% of my body weight. The coolest part has been going down a size in clothes. (That was actually just a total lie, the coolest part is the compliments.) I'm planning on maintaining weight after the competition is over, but I REALLY, REALLY want to gorge on everything chocolate so it will be tough.

Here is a selfie of me on Friday in a new outfit (I totally LOVE my red shoes.)

I had posted on Facebook recently that since beginning this competition, I have lost an inch in my stomach, 2 inches from my hips, and gained 0.8" in my boobs (!?) I'm thrilled and I will say that it has been a result of mild weight training, but I will save the actual secrets for the end of the competition, hehe. Speaking of which, final weigh in is on Friday!

So, at the moment I totally don't login to myfitnesspal frequently, but, if any of you all (all 2 of you) want to friend me on there, my username is cmholsonbake.

I'm going to update my weight on my sidebar right now too, I think.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Biggest Loser and Boobs Again

Here is a picture I took yesterday. Ignore my dirty mirror, please. Ignore the lack of makeup and whatnot too, okay? I put on these workout clothes so I could practice some belly dancing with random Youtube videos... HA! I looked totally ridiculous (though Devonn says it was hot, such a sweet liar). Anyway, I noticed that I looked alright so I took a selfie to send Devonn. So, this is me currently. My profile is always better than straight on because I seem to have a bit of a square shape.

So, I am currently participating in a Biggest Loser competition that I orchestrated at work. I am in second place but I have plateaued and the dude ahead of me just keeps SHEDDING the lbs... punk. My weight bounced around in the 160s for a while but I am now in the upper end of the 150s. I am pretty happy with my body so I think I'll get to the low 150s and work on toning up and maintaining. I know that I would probably look cute at 135 or something but I am happy now...

My last post indicated that I had a mommy makeover and I seem to have lost a couple blogging buddies over it??? This makes me sad on a few levels. One being that I have what is probably an unhealthy need to be liked by everyone. Another being that I genuinely like these people and another being frustration that people are so judgmental/mean. I was pregnant three times, delivering by c-section each time. I have zero skin elasticity (a mild scratch results in a scar)... pregnancy just literally ripped by skin apart. My doctor during my first pregnancy told me that I had the worst case of stretch marks he had seen in his entire career (comforting). I lost a significant amount of weight, 31.94% of my body weight at my most recent lowest. In order to exercise at all, I had to wear Spanx. The weight and weird hormonal issues I have contended with resulted in a tiny little deformed boob and an extremely tiny little deformed boob. My cup sizes were seriously different and my pant size was huge due to the excess skin. So you know what? I had a mommy makeover and it was the BEST thing I have ever done for myself (besides completing my bachelor's degree). So that is the last time I will ever explain or justify my surgery decision.

For those of you who may be interested in plastic surgery... my results are fabulous (most especially in comparison with my before pictures). Plastic surgery didn't give me the porn star look, I still don't have a ton of cleavage. I have full natural looking boobs that fill out a bra and a shirt properly. I have a freaking flat stomach and he repaired my abs that were displaced by pregnancy so you can kinda see my muscles and I FEEL totally strong. Best part... my pants fit and I will NEVER have to wear Spanx again. I walk around in normal fitting clothes and I don't have to suck in... I can actually breathe! Recovery was quick (2 weeks and I was back to work) It was expensive because I had the best plastic surgeon in Kern County so I did finance part of that mess for a couple years. I am currently 5 months post-op and supposedly my results will get better and better. If any of you have any questions whatsoever, I would love to answer them.

I thought about posting before and after pictures but this is a public blog, though it is not searchable by databases. Anyway, I go back to work tomorrow after a vacation so I should sleep. For the 1 or maybe 2 (or less) of you that still read this, thanks for being my buddies! ♥

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I Got Boobs

So... I got boobs. How's that for the topic of my first post in forever!?

But it's true. In late July I had a tummy tuck and breast augmentation and I FREAKING love it. The boobs haven't completely "dropped" and may require a revision surgery in the future but I still love them. And the tummy tuck? Best decision EVER. I can run without tons of skin and some extra fat painfully flapping. It is seriously crazy.

As is pretty common and crappy, I have gained a little weight since the surgery. I'm in the low-mid 160's so I have gained 5+ lbs since then. My goal is somewhere in the 150's and then maintaining.

I would post before and after pictures but a certain lovely husband of mine won't honor my request to find and send me the before pictures.

Monday, May 5, 2014


I suppose I should update since I haven't in FOREVER. Lately I have been bouncing around between 152 and 155, usually staying right around 153 lbs. I'm hoping to get to 145 lbs and then stay there. :) I have a gym membership which I try to utilize 3x/week but there was a solid 3 weeks in which I didn't go at all... I really need to work on some good eating habits. Namely, eating breakfast, NOT going out for lunch, and cutting out sweets... easier said than done though. Anyway, that's that. :)

Thursday, August 29, 2013


I stopped recording my weight for a little while and I had a kind of traumatic hysterectomy on August 15th (I'm two weeks post-op) so I haven't even been concerned with my weight at all, really. Nevertheless, I am 171.4! This means that I am 12.4 lbs away from a healthy BMI. I have lost 35 lbs since I re-started and 53.2 since my highest weight ever... yay!! You can't tell by looking at me (I'm still FAT looking), but it's all good. I'll tone up once I'm healed.

I have not restarted Spironolactone (which I NEED) or Metformin yet... I'm planning on doing that soon. I'm having bowel issues and concerned that there might be some scar tissue affecting my intestines, but I started taking some fiber so we'll see...

School is starting in September and there is a possible new job on the horizon, so wish me luck with continued success!