I am surprised this topic isn't addressed here more often and I think anyone with a considerable amount of weight to lose should consider what I am going to talk about.
I have maintained an 82 weight loss for about three years now. I am also stuck in a mega plateau at the moment :(
Every couple of weeks I weigh in first thing in the morning...naked :) ...and while I should be angrier about that number that hasn't changed for 3 months, I am finding myself angrier at that hanging stomach skin type deal just hanging there. You see, I carry most of my weight in my stomach. I am an hour glass shape which is nice but that means my fat literally pooled in the mid section.
Now that I have lost a lot of that middle fat I have this ugly skin pool where my abs are hiding. The hanging skin (fat?) literally curves. At the dead centre more fat seems to have pooled. When I do yoga I see that my middle fat actually condenses when I am 'on all fours' and feels like loose bag of jelly. I also have extra skin that has pooled upwards directly above my belly. I would estimate all of this weighs at least 10 pounds.
Sometimes I look at this thing and wonder what my real weight would be without all of it there, would I already be at goal? I am getting frustrated with the plateau but even more so knowing that there is little I can do about this fat pool besides reconstructive surgery which is not an option financially and I am thinking a bad idea pre-childbearing.
Anyone else dealing with this?
Edited by: SAMZA83 at: 8/15/2013 (17:56)
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