I kind of want to explain my blog yesterday. I never want anyone thinking I am not happy or thankful for the weight I have lost. But when you have lost as much as I have so far the downside is excess skin. And for those who say there is no downside to losing weight I kindly disagree. YES I am healthier, YES I have taken off weight, YES I am happier BUT the downside to that is excess skin and yes it is a downside. When you have spent your entire life with body issues they do not just go away overnight.
I cannot comfortably wear short sleeve shirts because my bat wings now extend to my elbow, I cannot wear clothes shorter than my knees because my skin looks like crepe paper and hangs. My neck has a waddle, my boobs are flattish, I look ok in clothes but without is another story.
So I am not trying to negate what has happened to me, I worked hard for it but I am also not going to just pretend all is dandy and that the flip side of it does not bother me. It is a journey and I made an pact with myself to be honest about my feelings throughout this process and a part of that is learning to deal with the sag and being honest about it. It is hard…and I am not sure I really understood it until I experienced it. So please do not think me ungrateful I am just being honest about HOW I feel.
Took a great 6.5 mile walk today downtown and met a friend for lunch, I really needed it.