Monday, March 3, 2014

Loose Skin

I think this is a topic we are all concerned, or maybe curious about. So I am down about 111 pounds and up until about 15 pounds ago the loose skin really was not bothering me. I mean I noticed it on the back of my arms but it wasn't terrible and after consciously trying to work on that area at the gym I am now ok with it bc its pretty much firmed back up. With that said. My lower tummy and inner thighs are now ridiculous. Don't get me wrong I'm thrilled w my loss and would take loose skin to being over weight and in poor health ANY DAY. Its just a fact of life now.
OK so a little history on me. I have always been self conscious of my legs I have thick legs, always have, always will.. Now they are VERY muscular now BUT BIG Muscles, not a lean muscle on this girl, so I always keep them covered, even back in high school. No dress's or shorts for me. So last summer when I really dived in to running I decided I really wanted to be comfortable in running shorts. I don't need to wear shorts any other time, I never have but I really wanted to wear running shorts this summer. So yesterday I had a pair on in the house they were just an old pair of hami downs so they didn't really fit me about 2 sizes to big but I didn't care, I was in bed with a very messed up back anyways. At one point I did get up and I was in the same room as my daughter and I asked her. Can mommy pull shorts off yet? Let me tell you before I tell you what she said. My daughter is VERY HONEST, we have had to work on how to be honest and still be nice at the same time. And I am proud of her for this, I mean most people sugar coat stuff or tell you what you want to hear then you leave the house looking like a hot mess. Ok maybe that only happens to me but it has happened, Ive seen a picture and been like really ya'll assured me I looked ok in this and this picture screams GO BACK HOME AND TRY AGAIN. So I deliberately don't ask Mikaela certain questions unless I am prepared for her answer, you know what Im talking about those days when the wrong answer will send you into tears or a bowl of ice cream.
OK So her answer.. UM NO that skin on your legs shakes when you walk. Well that answers that, maybe next year for the running shorts lol. I giggled all day over that I mean I knew that was one of my loose skin issue areas but I didn't think it was that obvious to others. Guess I was wrong. Oh well I would still do it all over again bc I can hid my loose, flappy skin.

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  1. Loose skin is something I'm also concerned about. So I'm trying to focuse on weight lifting and stuff hoping that it'll help...
    Just try and look at it as a battle scar! You earned it because you worked your butt off to get to where you are now! You're such an inspiration!

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    1. Thanks Lora. Id do it all over again :)

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  2. I know that I'm going to have tons of loose skin--and when that day comes I hope that I can deal with it financially (since it will probably necessitate removal). But loose skin is a small price to pay for your life! You have done amazing at this, and continue to inspire me every single day!

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    1. Thanks Luka. I always said no lift or tucks for me but NOW.. some days I am like hummm maybe I should re-evaluate that ..lol oh well for now I wll just jiggle :)

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  3. I've got the jiggles too...and I just let it jiggle. Hahaha. You look fantastic lady. For every time you think someone is noticing your loose skin the reality is they are wishing they had your awesome runners butt. ;)

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    1. LOL you so made me laugh with runners butt ! Thanks girl

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  4. I see you follow Lap Band Gal and I know she had a similar amount of loss in a similar amount of time (you both are AWESOME!) and she had a lot of the loose skin go away the second year - again, like you she did a lot of exercise. I hope you have the same. You deserve it. Kudos to you for the incredible hard work to get to where you are! I want you to feel proud in wearing whatever you want to wear when you work out or do whatever you want to do!!

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