I just read a posting on a blog I follow ... about the loose skin she has from when she lost her excess weight. I didn't hit me until I read that posting.
I've been over 200 pounds for most of 20 years. I've been over 250 pounds for 10 years, and close to 300 pounds for 2 years.
Now that I've started losing weight (yes, only a few pounds, but I'm doing a life change, not a drastic diet), I will probably have the loose skin too. But maybe ...
-maybe my belly button will finally be back in the center again!
-maybe I'll have energy to keep up with Tween, dogs and gardening
-maybe my knees won't buckle when I try to walk up and down our stairs
-maybe people won't look in my grocery cart to see what I eat that makes me so fat
-maybe I won't have to take blood pressure medicine anymore
And yep, maybe my boobs will go from a triple D back to B's, and maybe I'll have loose skin from my quadruple chins down to my ankles, and maybe my hubby will get grossed out. But if he loses interest in me, then he didn't have that complete real-life love for me anyway, right?
But I'll be healthy.
Yet another delay - I honestly started back on my writing, while preparing to get the house ready to sell and monitoring my son's epilepsy ... then it happened. Another lump ...