Some people won't even consider weight loss surgery because the thought of loose skin scares them so much. I didn't really give the subject much thought until I'd already had my surgery and I started reading about it here in the blogs. I have to admit that I worry about loose skin now as I approach a normal BMI and realize that I probably won't ever look like I did when I was thin prior to being obese.
So I know you're all thinking, "Quit whining and show us some pix!" I am going to ease into that because this is kind of scary. Here are a couple of "before" pix:
When I post pictures on my blog, I really have to work at not picking apart my image. But today only I'm going to tell you what I really think of my body now that I'm down 100 lbs. (45.4 kg.).
It's okay. It isn't horrible, but it could be better. I think my ta-ta's are pretty good. They're down at least one cup size, but they aren't all saggy or weird. And surprisingly I don't hate my stomach. I'm not crazy about the surgery scars and it kind of looks like someone popped a balloon, but it could be worse. I have been pregnant twice, after all. After my first pregnancy, I lost all the extra weight and my stomach looked pretty much like it does now. So I am okay with my stomach. My thighs really bother me. I went swimming on Thanksgiving and just couldn't get over how much extra skin (and fat) there is there. I think even at my ultimate goal weight, my thighs will look fat. I've never seen my ass until I took these pictures and the truth is, I thought it would look worse. I've always kind of had a fat ass. My arms have bat wings, but they aren't horrible. So perverts, without further ado, here's what losing 100 lbs. looks like:
I am sorry for the bad pictures and the editing. I want to "bare all", but I may want to get another job someday so I have to be a little modest too. I also wasn't brave enough to have someone take the pictures so I took them myself at work. I think you get the idea. Anyways...be kind!