Skin Removal

After losing 350 pounds naturally with diet and exercise, I was left with a lot of excess skin.  This is a place where I share my experiences of living with the skin and my journey through skin removal surgeries.

6 Weeks Out From My Second Skin Removal Surgery (Circumferential Upper Body Lift and Arm Lift)

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        I can’t believe that my second skin removal surgery was already 6 weeks ago.  It is crazy to think that at this time 6 weeks ago, my life would drastically change so much again.  I have been honest and open about my whole journey so far so I figured I would give an more in depth update as to how I am doing now.  I saw my surgeon today for my 6 week post op check up.  He told me that I was healing great and so quickly and that I am right on track for where I should be.  My scars already look amazing, and I have to admit, that I can’t help but tear up when I see that my arms don’t hang down to the floor, and my back is…well…flat now.  No more rolls, lumps, bumps or trying to pull my pants up to my neck to try and cover all of the skin that was back there.  I have a lot more mobility in my arms and I can almost stand up straight.  My surgeon recommended that I start Occupational Therapy to help with the sensitivity and recovery.  All in all I had a great report and I don’t have another check up for another 6 weeks. Now on to how I am feeling.  I’m not going to lie, I am still in pain.  My incisions burn and sting and I have a hard time getting comfortable.  Having two major surgeries in such a short amount…


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Hello!

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       I can’t believe I am sitting here writing this.  I’m so excited!  I have always wanted to blog and start my own space where I can share and express my love for fashion, food, and fitness.      I am hoping that this blog not only becomes a place of fashion, food and fitness, but also a place of inspiration and motivation and believing that no matter what you want to achieve, with hard work, patience, and believing in yourself, you can achieve anything.   To get things started, let me first introduce myself.  My name is Jacqueline and I grew up in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area.  I absolutely love it here.  I have the most amazing fiancé, Kevin.  We have been together for almost 10 years.  On Christmas Eve 2013, we got engaged in front of the Disneyland Castle.  To say that was  a “dream come true” would be an understatement.  I am obsessed with Disneyland and all things Disney and have been ever since I made my Disneyland debut in utero.  Yea…Disneyland is kind of a big deal in my family.  My family means the world to me.  I don’t know what I would do without them.  I have the best parents who love and support me in everything I do.  I also have an older sister who has always got my back and would do absolutely anything for me.  I am super close with my cousins and my cousins kids and have a special connection with them. I am a HUGE San…


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