Fear or Bravery???

Friday, October 05, 2012

I really didn't want to weigh myself this morning...I had some salty foods yesterday and was so sure I was bloated but I did it anyway and look!!

In the 250's I struggled to even imagine getting into the 240's....and I did it!!! I got in and got through it! I'm so proud of myself!!

I haven't been at this weight in 6 years!! I've changed what I'm eating and I walk hard enough to sweat every single day. 2-3x a week I strength train at home using only a chair, a wall and a resistance band. I found what works for me and I'm going with it until the end!!

So I have questions about avoiding "shrinkles"

Shrinkles = losing so much weight there is now loose skin

Is there anything I can do now while I'm still at the beginning of my journey? Any foods that will help my body skin shrink? Or become more elastic?

I know water is huge, and strength training is huge...but what else?

I use a good lotion every day on the area's I think will be the worst...I was curious so I looked on you tube for video's about people who have lost 100+ pounds (most seem to be gastric bypass) and loose skin.

Almost had a heart attack....seen some graphic stuff about people who had the surgery. One girl took a video every day of recovery and showed everything...omg it made me cry out of sadness and fear.

I'm not going to lie it scared me pretty bad...but I want to keep going. I want to lose this weight.

I have to remind myself that I battled through a lot of fear just getting through the 240's...and in the end I made it through and it was all much worse in my head than it was in reality.

I'm back up for battle, and this time it's on the 230's!!!
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    Don't worry, I think I would rather have a few shrinkles than be this much over weight. You are going to look great! Congrats on almost being in the 230's!!!! emoticon
    1931 days ago
    I too worry about "shrinkles" as you call it, but I must admit-I've never lost enough to actually have to deal with it. I definitely plan on losing a lot of poundage this coming year, but personally haven't any experience in that arena yet.

    BUT. I can congratulate you on getting to 240!!!!! That's wonderful! Keep up the good work and you'll be at 230 in no time. Yay for you! =)
    1931 days ago
    Shrinkles! Haha! I love that word! Well, I have went from over 232 to 149 (as of today). I did Weight Watchers and have lost gradually (it took over a year). Im sad to say that I have shrinkles in my thighs, arms and belly. Not horribly bad but bad enough that I dont like it. Im not sure what helps with that. I do think that the gastric bypass people have worse shrinkles than others because of how fast they lose weight and their skin has a hard time keeping up. So, I think if you are doing it naturally and healthy and safely you should be ok. Maybe not all shrunk up the way we would all like to be but it should be ok. And like my hubby told me when I was complaining a bit about this one day...."Better to have skin hanging there than skin filled up with fat"....lol
    Keep going! You are worth it! You will feel amazing and so proud of yourself when you hit goal!
    1931 days ago
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