My skin, fear of the aftermath
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Im going to finally be honest with myself. I do want to drop A LOT of weight but my fear has always been the loose skin issue.
I've been gaining weight since 2nd/3rd grade. I was 185 my freshman year and I started getting stretch marks in the 4th/5th grade. I have stretch marks down the inside of my arms, shoulders, breasts/chest, stomach (from chest to below belly button), lower back, ribs, inner thighs, hips, a couple on my knees (side and behind), think thats it. Always been told I have thin skin but i dunno. In high school, in 4 years, I gained 51 pounds. Thats too much.
So with the skin, I was scared that I would look "melted" and I rather be fat then look like that. I just wanna say that when I see people that have lost a lot of weight and have a lot of loose skin I dont think "eww gross", I actually feel really jealous but also so happy for them and hope that they stick to it and keep it off.
I have pushed that thought aside because I want to be healthy. Im tired of feeling like this. I looked up skin care and here is what I have to do:
1. Dont rush it - I WANT to be at my goal weight in a year but I know it will take more like 3 and Im ok with that.
2. Work on building muscle - When the muscle is a little bigger it acts as support for your skin and it wont sag as bad.
3. Eat a balanced diet
4. Drink a lot of water, its great for your skin
5. Try taking some supplements like gelatin and/or collagen
6. Skin brushing
7. Protect your skin with sunscreen
8. Skin firming creams
The only fear now is that I try everything, take my time, and still have some loose skin. There are health issues you have to think about when dealing with loose skin and I dont have the money to fix it since its under "cosmetic" surgery which is bull. But Im not going to try and think about all of that because I WANT TO BE HEALTHY!!!! I know I wont look perfect but I will look a lot better than I do now.