I'm in shock and I feel so cheated. The other day I happened to read a blog post by a person who had managed to lose a lot of weight and who now suffered from excess skin. Wow! I thought, that would be horrible, to work so hard to get a body to be proud of and only to suffer such consequences! Strangely I had never even had the sense to worry about it before that point. Maybe because you get so bombarded all the time with before and after photos as advertisements for some special book, diet plan or pills and on these photos it always looks as though as long as you just lose the weight, you will have a fantastic body! But now I have a brand new fear, what if I can really never ever get that pretty body I have been yearning for my whole life?
I know I shouldn't say this but if that is the case, I feel like I might just give up right now. Yes I know about the endless health related reasons to loose weight, but you know what? Life quality isn't just about being able to move your body freely and having the physical energy to do things. It is also about feeling happy about yourself, and I don't think that would ever be reality if I ended up with bags of excess skin on my belly or thighs. That would forever shatter my dreams of being able to go swimming at a public beach. Or finally having the self-confidence to go after that cute guy. Or... anyways..
Sorry to be so demoralising. No I'm not giving up, but I've been feeling so utterly depressed today that I haven't made it outside my flat the whole day. Hopefully tomorrow will be better!
Well the one good thing about the excess skin issue is that it's the greatest motivating factor for losing weight _slowly_ that I've found so far! I would do _anyhing_ to try and prevent that from happening to me. Below are some of the links I found on the topic. Read those or just search for "excess skin" and you'll find more than you ever wanted to find..
Tighten Skin After Losing Weight
Dieters: How to Avoid Loose Skin Problems
Loose Skin Blues