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The Truth About Weight Loss

Friday, July 18, 2014

Even at 24 and having been in the healthy weight range of the BMI chart for a year and half, I still have loose skin and noticeable stretch marks.

I sometimes feel like maybe I looked better with the extra weight occupying the skin, but I know I'm happier and healthier now.

How long does one wait before seriously considering surgery? I take vitamin E, use calendula salve, drink water, strength train, and do cardio almost every day. I've noticed a difference in my skin, but I it feels disappointing, because it isn't happening as quickly as I expected.

Working so hard, only to feel uncomfortable in my skin in a brand new way, is a bit hard to accept.

Sometimes I feel like I'm wearing a second, baggy skin, that I'm trapped in/being weighed down by.

Honestly, all of the work has still been worth it. I'm much happier and more confident than I ever was growing up. It's just hard to accept that I thunder & shake more than my peers who have been thin all their lives.

I can't wear shorts without thinking about my thighs jiggling. I wouldn't dare wear a bikini without a cover up. I can't image being care-free in my own skin.

So it looks like I still have plenty to work on and a long way to go. The number on the scale means so much less with this new perspective. Yes, I want to get to a new goal of 119 after spending some time at 125. I'm more concerned about lowering my body-fat percentage though.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
UNIQUE55 2/19/2016 4:05PM

    Thank you for sharing!!!

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CHERYLHURT 2/11/2016 6:14AM

  Go to a gym and talk to a personal trainer.

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YVETTEB57 7/18/2014 3:19PM

    When I was young and after I had my babies, I found the very best for toning and tightening were calisthenics. We didn't even know what aerobics and cardio were. I got my figure back everytime. (It was later, that I got heavy).
So keep at it. You'll get there!

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