Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Swim and They're Gone!


Hi Everyone.


I just had a fantastic open water swim with my coworker and friend, Wendy. We swam about 1400 meters in a beautiful Caledon Lake. Her parents paddled in the paddleboat beside us for safety. I sure felt better having them there! Wendy and I kept a good pace and really enjoyed the conditions - sunshine, warm lake water and a beautiful environment. You can't beat these Canadian lakes! After our swim Wendy and I picked and ate sour cherries from her tree. Then I went home and picked fresh blueberries from my bushes. So delicious!

This will be my last swim or run for a few days as tomorrow morning I am going to be in surgery. For some time now I have been considering downsizing my implants. When I competed in my triathlon I realized how silly, unnecessary and uncomfortable large implants are. Well I am no Pamela Anderson but still! So off I go. I am changing from 225 cc's to 125 cc's. I hope this will be the last time. No more surgery for me. The look I am hoping for is what I have been fondly calling "fashion boobs." I hope you all will bear with me as I go under construction. If you want to know how it all went down, let me know. I will share.

Keep it tight and never lose sight of your dreams.
Tosca

21 comments:

i_amEatingRight said...

Safe surgery! Interesting how life continually provides the opportunity to reinvent ourselves.

Anonymous said...

Tosca
Will pray all goes well with your surgery. Keep us posted on your recovery. Wishing you the best.

sa.mitchell said...

Hi Tosca,

I thought you looked amazing and beautiful while here in Atlanta this past weekend. You are stunning!
The one thing that struck me the most was how open, warm, honest and genuinely nice you are.

all the best with your surgery.

xo
susan

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you. The surgery will be a success. I would love for you to tell us how it went and how you are feeling, and how long it took for you to go back to exercising, etc. Personally I am considering getting implants, so to here about your experience will help me and others ! Best of luck to you :-)

Lisa said...

Best of luck to you during your surgery and wish you a speedy recovery! You look great no matter what! Keep us updated on your recovery!

Wendy said...

I brought a bowl of the very same sour cherries to work and we're all eating them right now!

Safe surgery Tosca.

Beth said...

Best wishes for a safe surgery, Tosca and thanks so much for being so accessible and real.
You are out there talking about all those things that we're either too shy or too embarrassed to broach.

Teresa Hanson said...

Best of luck and speedy recovery.

eatspinrunrepeat said...

Good luck Tosca! I had absolutely no idea you had implants, but all the best for a speedy recovery and I hope everything goes well.

delecie said...

Blessings Tosca! I hope that everything goes well with the surgery and your recovery. Please keep us updated with your progress.

Anonymous said...

I've often wondered - do fashion and figure competitors need implants? I actually have a large chest naturally, but am saving up for a lift post-children. I'd love to compete one day as a "fit mom" and would like to know if big boobs are required. I too am a distance runner - and my large chest has not been helpful in me getting faster times.

Good luck with your surgery!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for being so open and honest with us, Tosca. I am considering implants when I get to my goal weight, but I also want to run, so thanks! This is vital information!

bjm said...

Dear Tosca
Best wishes for a healthy and speedy recovery. Thank you for all your sterling work. Here's to feeling fit and well again soon. All the best
Lots of love
mjbaker

Kathy:)! said...

Tosca, I am so glad to hear you say that. I know the outcome will be beautiful. Have a safe and successful surgery, and I look forward to your return to the blog and your adventures.

Beth Baughan said...

You are my hero Tosca! There is no movie star, book author, etc. that I rather meet than you. Thank you so very much for your honesty and the real person you are. I had implants a couple years ago after having babies. I went small. I am told that I am a petite person. I am a big runner and was so afraid of boobs getting in my way but after the procedure, for about a year, I was disappointed with the size and had boob greed. I would say in the last 6 months or so, I have grown to love my body with my small implants. People don't always know I have them and they are natural. I can push em up when I want to look more vuluptious and feel sexy. My running and soon to be triathele activities are uneffected!
I would love to hear about your recovery. You will do great and be back on your feet in no time!!

Anonymous said...

Tosca,
Good luck with the surgery, everyone will be wishing you a speedy recovery! Thanks so much for being open and honest. I'd love to hear all the details and how you feel afterwards from a body image standpoint, as well as from an athletic standpoint. You are awesome!!!

Anonymous said...

Good luck and thanks for sharing such personal info with all your fans! Interested to know if you decided underneath, partial or above the muscle and what your thoughts are on them for women who like to lift. After loosing weight mine are almost gone and I would love to get a small implant and I am very interested in personal knowledge of the best type. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Anonymous said...

I had my surgery almost eight months ago. 350cc low profile. I wanted a very natural look, but was told that because I have a wide chest I couldn't go much smaller. Moths later I still feel they are too big and make me look bulky. I'm anxious to replace them, but not sure about the volume. I'm afraid they will be too far apart and look funny. Thank you Tosca for your openness and willingness to share, it is so timely for me, as I scheduled my revision appointment for August. You're amazing as always. Speedy recovery to you.
I would love to know all ditails about your new implants (dimentions, style, manufacturer).
Thanks again. Love, Lana.
svetabn@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Best of luck with your surgery. I'm new here but as a natural double D I know the pain of running! I've often thought of going smaller. I'm hoping eating clean will help!
Wishing you a quick recovery.

Rachel said...

Best wishes for a safe surgery and a speedy recovery! Please keep us updated on how things went and how you are doing.

You Rock!

Rachel

lovelyewe said...

Saying a little prayer for you Tosca that all goes well. You are such a great role model to me and I love your honesty too. I told my doctor that I am going to look like you one day! Take it easy and be well and let us all know how you are doing.
You totally rock!
Kathleen