“You’re Young, You’ll Bounce Back”

My mom has said this to me in the past, when I first started loosing weight. I suppose you’re wondering “What will bounce back?” Well people Im talking about skin…yup…your epidermisĀ is showing (remember that joke?) Anyways this is something I have thought about and been aware of since I started loosing weight but didnt really talk about because who am I to complain about something that may not happen, or a little something bad that comes with something oh so good.

Oh yeah, Im talking about loose skin. Yup when you fill a balloon full of air, and let it sit blown up for a long time, by the time it deflates on its own it’s a shriveled piece of rubber. That happens with fat too. Cute huh!

I have heard many other bloggers talking about loose skin, some who already lost the weight and HAVE the loose skin, and some that are in the process and are worried about it. Yup it comes with the territory of loosing 50+ pounds, and I dont care what my mom says, just because Im young doesnt really mean “Ill bounce back.”

My little sister lost a fair amount of weight when she was like 14 (I think around 75lbs) and her skin on her stomach did the loose thing. People who get surgery to lose weight often have major excess skin because of how quickly they lost it. Now Im not loosing it quite as fast as them, but I am on the 100lbs in a year plan, which is pretty damn fast.

In the early stages of my weight loss I obviously didnt really notice my skin changing, but now at almost 55lbs lost I feel it….everywhere. Mostly my stomach (which has gotten the smallest) where I can kind of pull the skin at each side of my torso, not too cute. Or if Im in the bathroom sitting down I can feel it on my hips (or saddle bags?) where things are less perky. Boobs seem to be staying put but they havent really gone down in size. Oh and the WORST one is my under arms, yup I pretty sure they are a lost cause, they will forever be chicken wings, oh well.

Anyways Im not really bitching, just something I have noticed in the last few weeks. I am HAPPY to take loose skin for fat filled skin! This is just my weight loss blog so I thought I should share this…er…side affect?

Anyways here are some blog posts (from some of my fave weight loss blogs) about people dealing with this issue:

-Lost 115lbs

-Lost 180lbs

-Lost 65lbs

-Lost 80lbs

-Lost 170lbs

-Lost 100 (and had a tummy tuck)

 

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His skin is cute.